The Business of War: How BlackRock is Profiting from the Conflict in Ukraine

in LeoFinance2 months ago (edited)

Every here and now we get to read on social media that most big European countries and the US are sending more and more military equipment to Ukraine to defend its territory against the Russian so-called invasion. Most of us are aware of the conflict since its serious escalation back in early 2022.

However, it seems the conflict in the Donbass region started in April 2014 and continues until today. The ongoing war is a result of the Ukrainian revolution and the subsequent annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation.

Wars aside from destruction and pain are also the catalysts for money-making and "control profiting" for the ones pulling the cords of such painful events from behind the curtain and such entities have no interest in "quick peace agreements" and the end of such conflicts. If it wasn't for the US military adds so far, Ukraine would have lost the war in probably the first week of the invasion.

Who's going to win the war in the end? Well, I'm tempted to say it is going to be Russia, if it not escalates to a world war by the way "the allies" are playing against Russia, but there's always a winner in every war that does not necessarily has any skin in the game and profits from such conflicts no matter who's winning...

In this case, no matter the outcome of the war, BlackRock will be the ultimate winner because BlackRock is "behind the future reconstruction" of Ukraine after the war. However, the huge investment fund that owns shares in almost everything on earth is also making money as the war unfolds.


BlackRock is a large global investment management company with a diverse portfolio of investments across many industries, including the military. However, it's important to note that as a passive investment manager, BlackRock does not choose which specific companies or industries to invest in. Instead, its investments are based on the weightings of different industries within indices such as the S&P 500.

With that being said, BlackRock has ownership stakes in a variety of defense and military contractors through its index-tracking funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Some examples of military contractors that BlackRock may hold shares in include Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, which are all major players in the aerospace and defense industries.

America has been involved in many wars over the course of its short history, none of them being fought on its territory, and no matter the war and the geolocation of the conflict there have always been "side participants" that made a lot of money on the backs of the ones suffering in such awful events while also grabbing a bit more control and "ownership" over more and more land on the planet through creating such conflicts.

The military industry wins no matter the outcome of the war, thus BlacRock is the ultimate winner of this war in Ukraine just by being a noteworthy shareholder in military equipment producing companies and by funding the reconstruction of Ukraine. Who's paying for all the mess, though?


You and I and everyone else, through taxes, increased prices, inflation, and so on and so forth. Although inflation is not actually a byproduct of the war... I guess you got the gist of the topic already though. And if the war didn't make much sense to you by now, except for the fact that the US "had to poke the bear" now it's making even more sense. What do you think?

Thanks for your attention,

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All too true

Yes many countries and especially the US earn a lot of money with items of war. That's not good but hey its a free market. I think we will see a roadshow of weapons next time and hopefully all this will end soon. Hopefully Russia will send Putin and the crowd around him to a official world jury and they get what they need. Unreal to have a situation like this in 2023 but nice to see that the world stands together when it becomes serious.

This particular market is not free. It is controlled by a small number of key players, and they are protected by governments. In a free market, barriers to entry are minimal to non-existent. Neither you now I could enter such a market if that was our intention.

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Yes its very tricky to get license and stuff like that, if you want to generate a new tank,it's not easy for producers. Kraus-Maffei is free in my opinion and i can buy stocks as i want, if they can make more business i will ride the bull if i like.

What about Obama, Bush, and others?

Hi, don't no what you want to say? What about Stalin, Adolf and Mao?

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Flipping the coin, which Russian companies are profiting from Putin’s war?

I have no clue. There must be some of course...

Of course the US is profiting from the war. If they weren't we wouldn't be getting involved. When we say Freedom isn't Free the United States takes that shit seriously. Besides .. why let a good war go to waste

Why create it in the first place if not for the above-mentioned reasons?

I just hope the war doesn't practically escalate into a world war. Theoretically, it's already looking like a world war. The war would've definitely ended awhile ago if it weren't for the 'US and its allies'. But I guess multiple parties on the background are benefiting from the war so they will let it continue for awhile. It's a funny war game.

It's some sort of a world war that's taken place in Ukraine.

BlackRock has to realize that it can backfire on it in a most horrible way. Reconstruction is difficult when even the reconstructor is fried to a crisp.

I understand that there will always be parties who make money regardless of which of the principals wins. My question is: At what cost? At some point, the cost of gaining that money (because in this case it isn't made or earned) isn't worth it.

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I think the world will be a more peaceful place after crypto replaces fiat.

We'll have to see that.