No Love Lost This Valentine’s Day as Markets Brace for War

Published on
February 14th, 2022
32 minutes

No Love Lost This Valentine’s Day as Markets Brace for War

Daily Briefing ·
Featuring Weston Nakamura and Ash Bennington

Published on: February 14th, 2022 • Duration: 32 minutes

Equity indexes faded into the close today, as investors continue to weigh prospects for a diplomatic solution to the simmering problem in Eastern Europe. U.S. President Joe Biden issued an ultimatum to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the weekend, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is shuttling between Kyiv and Moscow Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard reiterated his hawkish stance on inflation, noting that it may be necessary to “front-load” interest-rate hikes. But the Bank of Japan remains on the side of easy money and “yield curve control.” This divergence among central banks could have major ramifications for stock prices, particularly high-growth tech names, as Weston Nakamura explains to Real Vision’s Ash Bennington in today’s Daily Briefing. Be sure to watch Weston's YouTube video here: Want to submit questions? Drop them right here on the Exchange: