Tag: Ukraine

Markets Weigh Menu of Uncertainty – Weekly Update

April 4, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Pause Stock prices bounced around following strong gains in two previous weeks as money managers appeared to reposition their portfolios ahead of the first-quarter close. Oil was under pressure all week as prices fell on news that Shanghai imposed a strict lockdown due to COVID infections. President Biden announced a sustained release of oil […] READ MORE

Confidence Grows in Resilient Economy – Weekly Update

March 28, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Extend Gains Markets bounced around all week as investors grappled with the crosswinds of rising yields, continued hostilities in Ukraine, and hawkish comments from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. After suffering declines in two of the first three trading sessions of the week, stocks turned higher on a good jobless claims number investors interpreted as […] READ MORE

Stocks Rally in Changing Landscape – Weekly Update

March 21, 2022 | By Steven DiGregorio

Stocks Roar After surrendering gains on Monday, stocks surged higher for four consecutive days. The rally was propelled by strong economic data, the outcome of last week’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, and reports that Russia made interest payments on its sovereign debt, avoiding technical default. The uptrend began with a drop in oil […] READ MORE

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