Stock Market Today – 3/14: Stocks Leap, Oil Slumps on Russia-Ukraine Talks; Fed Rate Hike Risk Looms

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By Martin Baccardax The Dow is looking to snap its longest weekly losing streak in three years as Russia and Ukraine schedule further peace talks and the Federal Reserve readies its Wednesday rate decision. U.S. equity futures powered higher Monday, while Treasury bond yields leapt ahead of this week’s Federal Reserve rate decision and oil prices retreated on progress in talks between Russian and Ukraine. Both sides of the conflict in eastern Europe, which began as a so-called ‘special operation’ by Russian forces, are scheduled to meet again today following weekend talks that yielded at least…

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