Geopolitical headlines ripple through global markets

In this week’s episode:

  • Global markets’ reactions to the recent peace deal announcement between Russia and Ukraine
  • Greece continues debt discussions with the eurozone approaching Feb. 28 deadline
  • Key drivers behind a positive week for Asian markets

On this week’s Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben discusses the geopolitical ripple effect seen across the global markets caused by the recent announcement of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine with a possible ceasefire over the weekend.

Blair Lowman hosts this week’s episode, which also examines the current speculation of an upcoming debt extension for Greece as its Feb. 28 deadline approaches. While Ristuben notes that he does not expect a contagion effect to occur, he suggests that investors continue to watch not only Greece’s actions, but its ripple effect on surrounding countries, including Portugal, Spain and Italy. The episode concludes with a discussion of what’s driving Asian markets and whether or not investors should continue to expect a positive market trend moving forward.