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Although crude oil rates hit multi-year highs as Russia’s war in Ukraine escalated, domestic benchmarks ended up rising 2% over the week. Volatility, however, could increase this week as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell is expected to hike rates to keep inflation under control.

In today’s special podcast with independent market expert Rajiv Nagpal, we shine the spotlight on global macros that can affect your short-term investments.

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Welcome to the Mr. Nagpal show.

1) After the rebound we have seen in benchmarks over the past four days, do you think the Ukraine conflict has now taken a back seat to equity markets?

2) Market participants’ attention would now shift to the Fed as the US central bank is expected to raise rates this week. How prepared are the markets for this?

3) Speaking of sectors, Bank Nifty has been relatively underperforming over the past few weeks. How weak is the outlook for bank stocks amid the FII sell-off?

Thank you Mr Nagpal. That’s all in today’s special podcast. But keep checking this space for more such great content. Bye!