Implications of Chip Shortages

As technology becomes increasingly integrated within our everyday products, demand for semiconductors has outpaced supply, and this constraint has worsened under COVID-19. Semiconductors, or “chips,” are typically made of silicon and conduct electricity in products, such as computers, smartphones, automobiles, medical equipment, and kitchen appliances.

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U.S. Market Exposure to Russo-Ukrainian Conflict

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is the largest conventional military attack in Europe since World War II, has caused a significant impact here at home in the United States, specifically in the financial market. While the Russian economy is in freefall due to sanctions from the West, U.S. markets also have experienced some stressors and exposure to risk as this conflict evolves.

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Fed’s Inflation Policy Complicated by Invasion

With inflation steadily increasing due to the numerous issues dealt with in the last two years, investors and consumers show concern as prices continue to rise. Many Fed officials have discussed a strict, aggressive approach to battle these rising costs. But now the long-awaited interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve faces a challenge. The Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Microsoft’s Deal to Acquire Activision Blizzard to Be Reviewed by FTC

Major technology and gaming company Microsoft, known for manufacturing the Xbox gaming console, caught the attention of many in the gaming industry when they announced that they would be acquiring Activision Blizzard for a whopping total of nearly 69 billion dollars, making the buyout the largest in the history of the games industry.

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