By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - Investors take a breath of fresh air after Russia's easing of tensions on the border with Ukraine.
We will also be watching the minutes of the latest US Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting today.
Corporate earnings season continues.
Cryptocurrencies are higher this morning.
Here are the five factors investors should consider when making their decisions today:
1. Fed minutes
At 21:00 local time, we will see the minutes of the Fed's last monetary policy meeting. We will be watching to see if the Fed reiterates its willingness to raise interest rates, which experts expect in March.
2. Russia-Ukraine truce?
Stock markets are recovering after Russia decided yesterday to return to its bases at least some of its troops concentrated on the border with Ukraine.
This 'good' news has been interpreted by investors as a possible truce between the two countries, and as a point in favour of the diplomatic track.
3. Corporate results; crypto rises
4. Asia and the American stock market
5. Macroeconomic data
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