Last weeks developments in the Middle East once again captured the attention of investors, as escalations of protests and violence in Libya sent oil on a wild ride over the course of several days. The impact of the geopolitical tensions seem unlikely to ease at any point in the near future; while the unrest is most extreme in Libya, protests are picking up steam elsewhere, with Bahrain, Morocco, and others taking part in a wave of democratic sentiment sweeping over the region. U.S. markets largely took their cues from overseas in recent days, with investors scrambling to determine the impact of the recent spike in oil on the domestic economy [see Middle East ETFs Under Pressure]. While investors will likely be keeping an eye on the Middle East throughout the coming week as well, there are a handful of other events scheduled that could prompt big movements in the markets. Below, [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: USO vs. BNO: Explaining The Big Gaps In Oil ETF Performance 11 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2011 Is The Ireland ETF Doomed? Is The Ireland ETF (EIRL) In Trouble? Is The Ireland ETF (EIRL) In Trouble?