Russian assets tank, leading global market sell-off after Putin acts

A child is seen inside a bus arranged to evacuate local residents, in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine February 18, 2022. Alexander Ermochenko | Reuters Sanctions expected It comes after Putin announced Monday evening that he would recognize the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk and signed a decree calling for forces to enter the … Read more

Oil prices jump as tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalate

The oil and gas terminal at the Port of Odessa in Odessa, Ukraine, on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022. Christopher Occhicone | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia has built up some 150,000 troops along its border with Ukraine, and the Biden administration said last week that as many as 7,000 additional troops have joined. The military … Read more

Why the variable dividend trend is growing, and how investors should play it

Oil and gas companies have pledged to focus on capital return, and variable dividends are one way they’re rewarding shareholders.

Asia-Pacific stocks slide as Russia-Ukraine tensions continue to rattle investors

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis is at a pivotal moment, with Kyiv accusing pro-Moscow separatists of attacking a village near the border.

Putin’s threats against Ukraine could reinvigorate the U.S. oil and gas industry

A Halliburton oil well fielder works on a well head at a fracking rig site January 27, 2016 near Stillwater, Oklahoma. J. Pat Carter | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has long made it clear that he is now a fan of US shale drilling. But, if he invades Ukraine, he may unwillingly help … Read more

Japan leads gains in Asia as China’s January inflation slows more than expected

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific rose in Wednesday trade, as tensions appeared to ease between Russia and Ukraine, boosting markets. Meanwhile, investors reacted to weaker-than-expected Chinese inflation data. Japan’s Nikkei 225 jumped 2.06% in afternoon trade, leading gains among the region’s major markets, while the Topix index gained 1.56%. In mainland China, the Shanghai composite … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, February 15

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures jump after Russia says its pulling back some troops Trader on the floor of the NYSE, Feb. 10, 2022. Source: NYSE Dow and S&P 500 futures jumped more than 1% and Nasdaq futures surged roughly … Read more

Asia-Pacific stocks mixed amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

SINGAPORE – Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Tuesday morning trade as investors in the region continue to monitor tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Japanese stocks shed earlier gains and fell into negative territory, with the Nikkei 225 down 0.45% while the Topix index declined 0.38%. Japan’s economy expanded 5.4% on an annualized basis in … Read more

Goldman says the case for commodities 'has rarely been stronger'

Despite commodities’ recent outperformance, Goldman Sachs believes investors should increase exposure – especially in these two areas.

Ministers fear a return to $100

A worker in an oil field developed by Almetyevneft, an oil and gas production board (NGDU) of Tatneft. Yegor Aleyev | TASS | Getty Images Energy ministers representing Egypt and Cyprus on Monday said they were deeply concerned about the potential for oil prices to climb above $ 100 a barrel. It comes at a … Read more