Ukraine concerns escalate, Fed remarks in focus

LONDON – European markets pulled back sharply on Monday as investors continued to track tensions in Ukraine and remarks from US Federal Reserve officials about the interest rate outlook. The pan-European Stoxx 600 slid 2.6% in early trade, with banks plunging 4.5% to lead losses as all sectors and major stock exchanges slid into negative … Read more

Japan’s Nikkei drops as investors watch Ukraine situation, oil

SINGAPORE – Shares in Japan led losses in Asia-Pacific during Monday trade as investors monitor developments from the Covid situation in Hong Kong to tensions between Russia and Ukraine. The Nikkei 225 dropped 2% in morning trade while the Topix index shed 1.8%. South Korea’s Kospi declined 1.34%. Elsewhere, the S & P / ASX … Read more

Here’s why international investing is making a comeback

International investing may no longer be on the back burner. Nearly half of this year’s $ 55 billion in exchange-traded fund inflows has gone to funds focused on companies outside the United States, ETF Action’s Mike Akins told CNBC’s “ETF Edge” on Monday. Out of 47 total-market country ETFs, the US currently ranks 41st – … Read more