Russia-Ukraine, closer to war? 5 factors for Tuesday's stock market trading

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Russia-Ukraine, closer to war? 5 factors for Tuesday's stock market trading
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By Laura Sanchez - Tension between Russia and Ukraine has captured the attention of the markets, which have started the week with high volatility.

Corporate earnings season continues.

Cryptocurrencies are trading mixed this morning.

Here are five factors for investors to consider when making their decisions today:

1. Maximum tension in the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Investors are increasingly focused on the risks posed by a possible war over the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The United States and Europe are deploying troops and, in the case of the US and Rhine, withdrawing their top diplomatic teams.

2. Corporate results

The corporate earnings season continues. Today, American Express (NYSE: AXP ), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ), Verizon (NYSE: VZ ) and others report their results.

3. Cryptocurrencies, mixed

The cryptocurrency sector is once again experiencing another week of turmoil, with Bitcoin , for example, hitting new lows in recent days. The world's leading cryptocurrency is now trading at 36,000 dollars and is trying to recover its position. Ethereum , meanwhile, is trading at 2,300.

4. Asia and the American stock market

The main Asian indices are negative today. The Nikkei fell 1.6%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.6% and the Shanghai Composite lost 1.5%.

On Wall Street, the market ended yesterday in the green. The S&P 500 (0.2%), Nasdaq (0.6%) and Dow Jones (0.2%) closed higher.

5. Macroeconomic data

The main macroeconomic releases include the Spanish PPI , Germany's Ifo business confidence index and the UK's net lending to the public sector.

In the US we will see the Redbook retail sales index, the Conference Board's consumer confidence and the API weekly crude oil stocks.

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