Tag: Russia

Ukrainian War Impacts Global Economy – Weekly Update

March 14, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Markets Remain Stressed Markets gyrated last week as Russia escalated its attacks on Ukraine, the U.S. banned imports of Russian oil, and more companies announced the suspension of business in Russia. Eastern Europe has added complexity to the Fed’s plans for raising interest rates to manage accelerating inflation, which has been exacerbated by a sharp […] READ MORE

Ukrainian War Stresses Economy – Weekly Update

March 7, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Another Volatile Week The uncertainty introduced from Russia’s invasion continued to whipsaw the financial markets last week. Intensifying hostilities early in the week sent stocks sharply lower as oil prices surged and a flight to safety drove investors to buy bonds. Stocks rebounded mid-week following the release of positive economic data and Congressional testimony by […] READ MORE

Rocky Week After Russian Invasion – Weekly Update

February 28, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Geopolitical Events The build-up to Russia’s eventual invasion of Ukraine triggered elevated market volatility, resulting in broad-based selling that sent the S&P 500 into correction territory as the holiday-shortened week of trading began.4 The sell-off culminated on Thursday morning following the overnight incursion of Russian troops into Ukrainian territory, though markets staged a powerful late-day […] READ MORE

Inflation and Ukraine Rattle Investors Another Week – Weekly Update

February 22, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Geopolitical Tensions Markets have been skittish in recent weeks due to persistent, elevated inflation and the uncertainty over how aggressive the Federal Reserve may be with its monetary tightening. As tensions escalated between Russia and the West over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, investors moved away from risk assets, such as stocks, and sought […] READ MORE

Inflation and Ukraine Fears Cool Markets – Weekly Update

February 14, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

A Double Whammy Mid-week, a fresh batch of positive corporate earnings surprises lifted investor sentiment, helping stocks claw back losses with technology stocks posting some of the sharpest gains. But January’s inflation report, set for release on Thursday morning, remained investors’ biggest concern. When the report hit, it showed accelerating inflation, and stocks dropped, and […] READ MORE