Global Markets, Inflation, Interest Rates and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

by: Brad Swinsburg, Partner + Chief Investment Officer

April 7, 2022

Just as the world appeared to be getting back to normal, we were reminded yet again of how quickly changes can take place within the global financial market and economy. Interest rates expectations shifted dramatically and the emergence of a conflict between Russia and Ukraine pressured both stock and bond markets, as well as the global economy in early 2022. Take a look at the next few videos to see how this might affect your finances.

Inflation and Interest Rates

As we entered 2022, a primary concern for investors was inflation and what that meant for interest rates. Just three months into the year, we have already seen drastic changes in interest rates expectations, causing a bit of a rift in planning for investors. Watch this video for our insight into what you need to know moving forward.

Russian – Ukraine Conflict

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine has complicated the global picture for investors. The economies of the two countries may be relatively small compared to the global economy, but the impact of the conflict will further pressure supply chains and inflation, particularly in areas such as energy and agriculture. In this video, we discuss how the unfolding events in Ukraine are affecting the economy and financial markets.

To read our market overview, first quarter 2022, click here.

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