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04 Mar

Russia Complicates Fed’s Path

March 4th, 2022 The battle in Ukraine continued to dominate trading this week as investors grappled with the competing risks that sanctions, rising oil prices and disrupted trade introduce to global growth. Closer to home, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered his semi-annual testimony to Congress. While Powell characterized the economic effects from the Ukrainian war…

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25 Feb

Russia-Ukraine Conflict Results in Draw for Investors

February 25th, 2022 Bulls and bears managed to reach a détente despite the conflict in Ukraine escalating this week. After months of building up forces along Ukraine’s border, Russia launched its invasion of the country in the early hours of Thursday morning. The operation took place both by ground and air across several key locations…

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11 Feb

Rates and Russia Wallop Market

February 11th, 2022 Investors had the momentum coming into the week, but inflation data and comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard ultimately caused markets to fumble. Thursday’s CPI report showed that prices grew at an annualized rate of 7.5% in January. This is their fastest pace since 1982, which rippled into the treasury market and…

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