Via @Newsquawk | The US Market Open: Note and Podcast

Like this morning, there’s zero point in me trying to rewrite the wheel, so to speak, this is what I read. It makes sense that I share the source, rather than you all be subjected to my regurgitation.

US Market Open: European stocks extend on losses while NQ falls into bear-market

https://newsquawk.com/blog/2323-us-market-open-european-stocks-extend-on-losses-while-nq-falls-into-bear-market

5 Things You Need to Know

  • Russian President Putin authorised a special military operation to demilitarise Ukraine
  • Multiple explosions were heard across several Ukrainian cities including the capital of Kiev
  • European bourses trade with losses across the board as sentiment took a hit on President Putin’s announcement
  • US equity futures are lower with the NQ down over 20% from its November record close
  • WTI and Brent gained on Russia’s offensive in Ukraine which underpinned Brent to above USD 100/bbl for the first time since 2014

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