Dow futures sink nearly 700 points, oil prices spike as Putin authorizes invasion of Ukraine

US stock-index futures were tumbling Wednesday night, extending an earlier decline on Wall Street, as Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a “special military operation” in Ukraine. CNN on Wednesday night was reporting a cavalcade of explosions near Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. The assault came after Putin delivered a speech on Russia media announcing the operation. … Read more

Global Markets Fall After Russia Orders Troops Into Ukraine

Global stock indexes and US futures fell, while crude oil futures climbed after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops into two breakaway areas of Ukraine, bringing fears of all-out war to their highest level so far. US stock futures fell sharply for a second day, meaning indexes are on course for losses when markets reopen … Read more

Dow futures sink nearly 500 points as Putin orders deployment of troops to eastern Ukraine

US stock-index futures were headed sharply lower Monday evening as Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to separatist areas within Ukraine, after recognizing their independence, a move that some fear puts Ukraine and Russia one step closer to military conflict. Markets in the US were closed in observance of Presidents Day and … Read more

Stock futures reverse early losses after Biden, Putin agrees ‘in principle’ to summit

US stock-index futures bounced back from early-session losses Sunday after an announcement that President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have agreed in principle to a summit to ease tensions over Ukraine. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, + 0.82%, S&P 500 futures ES00, + 0.95% and Nasdaq-100 futures NQ00, + 0.99% fell sharply to … Read more

What the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine means for markets

Fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine are keeping investors on edge. President Joe Biden on Friday said he believed Russian leader Vladimir Putin had made up his mind to invade in coming days but that until he does there was still scope for diplomacy. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State … Read more

Lithium Americas Stock Jumps After a Bullish Call

Text size This photo taken on March 12, 2021, shows a worker with car batteries at a factory for Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, China. STR / AFP via Getty Images Shares of early stage lithium miner Lithium Americas were rising Tuesday trading … Read more