The Russia-Ukraine conflict shakes the markets

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

17:19, 24 February 2022

The Russia-Ukraine conflict shakes the markets

Gold futures rose to their highest levels in more than a year, and it is on track for the most significant daily rally in about two years. Investors believe that the latest geopolitical tension will destabilize economies and intensify inflationary pressures.

April gold futures jumped 2.8% to $1962.50 per ounce after rising 0.2% on Wednesday. According to FactSet data, these levels are the highest since January 2021. Analysts think that Gold could reach the record high reported in 2020 - $2,075 per ounce if the conflict intensifies.

Not only did Gold react to the news. US stock futures fell significantly, with indexes off more than 2%. USA30 dropped 2.4%, while USA500 was down 2.5%.

Following the explosion in Kyiv, oil prices popped, with Crude oil trading 7.2% higher short of the $100 per barrel mark. At the same time, Brent jumped 7.7% to $104.56 per barrel, the highest level since 2014.

Also, the possibility of a tighter monetary policy has also affected investor sentiment.


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