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The Russia–Ukraine Conflict and Portfolios: Holding the Line

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Flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall. Relationship between Ukraine and Russia

February 23, 2022—The rapidly escalating Russia–Ukraine conflict has dominated the news flow and financial market action over the past few weeks. The S&P 500 on Tuesday hit a new low for the year, correcting -10.25% since January 3. Wilmington Trust’s Investment Committee has been in constant communication and meeting with increased frequency. As of Tuesday, February 22, we are maintaining our current portfolio positioning and continuing to closely monitor the evolving situation.

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Market Selloff & Fed Policy Offer an Opportunity

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Stock Market Graph and dollar bill. Red trend line indicates the stock market recession

January 28, 2022—Equity markets stumbled out of the gate in 2022 with U.S. tech-related shares hit hardest. Several factors are driving elevated volatility and investor angst, including geopolitics, disappointing earnings, and increased hawkishness from central banks. While equity market corrections can be unsettling, they can also provide opportunities for long-term investors.

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