Geo-Macro Tensions, Central Bank Questions Exacerbate Selling Pressures

Published on
January 25th, 2022
34 minutes

Geo-Macro Tensions, Central Bank Questions Exacerbate Selling Pressures

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Tony Greer and Alfonso Peccatiello

Published on: January 25th, 2022 • Duration: 34 minutes

The U.S. appears to be ramping up its support of NATO forces to counter Russia’s threat to Ukraine. And, after selling off along with all risk assets yesterday, crude oil prices are once again rising. Other commodities produced in the Baltics, such as natural gas as well as wheat and corn, are also sensitive to geopolitical tension. This comes as the Federal Reserve opens a two-day meeting during which the central bank is expected to raise its benchmark interest rate for the first time since late 2018. Bitcoin, meanwhile, is up more than 3% during the last 24 hours, as the world’s No. 1 cryptocurrency seems to have decoupled from equities, at least in the very short term. Tony Greer, founder of TG Macro and editor of The Morning Navigator, joins Real Vision’s Alfonso Peccatiello to sort through a murky macro environment and to talk about his current trading book. Want to submit questions? Drop them right here on the Exchange: