- February 15, 2022
- Posted by: MasterAdmin
- Category: Cryptocurrency
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US stocks fell Monday as the market weighs Russia-Ukraine developments and the outlook for interest rates.
Russia indicated it’s open to continuing diplomatic talks
St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard told CNBC the Fed needs to move quickly in raising interest rates.
Losses for US stocks narrowed Monday after Russia indicated it was open keep searching for a diplomatic resolution in its dispute with Ukraine, but equities were still weighed by the prospect of numerous interest-rate hikes this year by the Federal Reserve.
Wall Street’s key indexes briefly turned higher ahead of the opening bell after Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to agree with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s call that Moscow continue diplomatic talks with the West. Stocks have been pressured in recent sessions on fears that Russia is set to invade Ukraine as it seeks to keep the former Soviet republic from joining NATO.
But stocks slipped back after St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard told CNBC the Fed needs to move quickly in raising interest rates to tame hot inflation.
Here’s where US indexes stood at 9:30 a.m. on Monday:
“I do think we need to front-load more of our planned removal of accommodation than we would have previously. We’ve been surprised to the upside on inflation. This is a lot of inflation,” Bullard said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” program.
Bitcoin rose 0.9% to $42,582.48.
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