What a Russian invasion of Ukraine would mean for markets as White House warns attack could come ‘any day now’

Investors on Friday got a taste of the sort of market shock that could come if Russia invades Ukraine. The spark came as Jake Sullivan, the White House national security adviser, warned Friday afternoon that Russia could attack Ukraine “any day now,” with Russia’s military preparing to begin an invasion if ordered by Russian President … Read more

Fresh inflation data could fuel further market volatility in the week ahead

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Jan. 26, 2022. Source: NYSE After January’s surprisingly strong jobs report, focus swings to consumer inflation in the week ahead and what it could mean for the Federal Reserve’s plan to raise interest rates. Friday’s report of 467,000 jobs added in January confounded Wall Street economists, some of … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, Feb. 4

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow futures decline due to Friday’s jobs report uncertainty Traders on the floor of the NYSE, Feb. 3, 2022. Source: NYSE Dow futures fell Friday, though off the morning’s worst declines, as investors await the government’s before-the-bell … Read more