U.S. markets are trying to put geopolitical unrest behind them and move higher. At midday, stocks look on track to finish the week roughly where they started. Google (GOOG) is leading the gains for the tech sector. The search engine company reported better than expected sales. Shares of Honeywell (HON) are also up after the maker of aircraft parts reported better-than-expected quarterly profits. Investors are still keeping a close eye on geopolitical tensions after a Malaysian airliner was shot down at the Ukraine-Russia border. Paul Christopher is Chief International Strategist at Wells Fargo (WFC) and has been following the tensions there. He says 'investors are wise to be patient.' TheStreet's Susannah Lee reports from New York.