Top 5 Things That Happened This Week

Top 5 Things That Happened This Week

Top 5 Things That Happened This Week

Russia - Ukraine Conflict

Russian Defence Ministry has announced that some troops have completed the military exercises and are on their way back to their bases. Nato and US officials said that they have never watched these movements and they see the risks at the same level. Satellite images are being expected to see the difference than the west can believe this withdrawal.

US FOMC Minutes

We have received the January FED Meeting notes and on those notes we have seen that March interest rate hike is for sure. The uncertainty is how big this rate hike will be. FED official Bullard is telling us that frontloading in interest rates will be more effective. Some others believe that sudden rate hikes can stop economic activity. So the FED March Meeting will be hot and expectations will be mixed.

GOLD-SILVER Rises

Last year precious metal investors couldn't make any profit and even they have lost money against to inflation. But this year the environment is perfect for rises. Geopolitical risks and inflation risks are fueling the rise as investors want to hedge themselves against this risks with GOLD and SILVER.

Crude Oil Prices Reach 8 Year Highs

West is treating Russia with Economic sanctions and Russia replies back with Oil and Gas output cuts to Western countries. This scenario is fueling Oil Price hikes. The prices have tested $95 which is the highest level since 2014. High energy prices are fueling high inflation. High inflation fuels the prices. We are in a loop and as long as the current risk environment goes on we can expect the prices to go higher.

Mandatory COVID Vaccine Protests

Protests Against Mandatory Vaccination in Canada are still going on. The truck drivers are blocking the highways, city centers and even the US-CANADA Border. We have watched similar protests in Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Many anti vaccination people are protesting for mandatory vaccination and they see this a threat to their freedom. This social unrest can trigger bigger events if the right measurements are not taken. 

 

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