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How Markets React Against the Backdrop of War as Ukraine Tensions Rise

by | Feb 22, 2022

The markets were closed on Monday in observance of Presidents Day, but that didn’t stop futures from fluctuating overnight as tension between Russia and Ukraine continues — and more in Tuesday’s stock market recap.

Most of the major indices are set to open lower, but they’ve erased most of their overnight lows. The Dow was down about 100 points at the time of filming after being down almost 1,000.

In terms of Federal Reserve reports this week, we have the latest gross domestic product data on Thursday.

And given the threat of war between Russia and Ukraine, there’s a chance that if the report doesn’t meet expectations, the Fed may hold off on raising rates. But if it’s stronger than expected, it will likely move ahead with its plans.  

In this morning’s stock market recap video, we’ll discuss the top Fed report this week and how it can shape the economy… the biggest factors spooking the stock market right now… what typically happens to stocks after a war breaks out… crucial levels for the major indices… a sneak peek into market internals… an update on the 11 major sectors… plus the top sector and stock! 

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P.S. Prepare for This Massive Shift in the Markets…

Back on Jan. 14, Joy of the Trade’s Jeff Zananiri warned that a big sell-off was coming… Days later, the market tanked and he collected 352% on DGX. 

Then again on Jan. 28, he predicted a rebound rally for the week… And he collected 30% on TXN and 11% on XOM — both overnight!

And now, Jeff has his eye on something he says pales in comparison to what we’ve seen the past month…

Uncover His Biggest Prediction Yet!

Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers

This morning’s stock market futures recap: 

DOW (mini)

  • Close: 34,079.18.
  • Futures: 33,898.
  • Change: -109.

S&P 500 (mini)

  • Close: 4,348.87.
  • Futures: 4,336.75.
  • Change: -6.75.

NASDAQ (mini)

  • Close: 14,009.54.
  • Futures: 13,926.75.
  • Change: -69.25.

RUSSELL (mini)

  • Close: 2,009.33.
  • Futures: 2,006.9.
  • Change: +0.3.

Note: Updated as of 9:19 a.m. EST  

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WRITTEN BY<br>Roger Scott

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