Jerry Webman, Chief Economist & Senior Investment Officer at OppenheimerFunds, says a surge in North American oil supplies offsets geopolitical risks in the Middle East and Ukraine.
CNBC.com Managing Editor Allen Wastler reports the death of Robin Williams; the evaporation of rust belt jobs; and the return of Burger King's chicken fries are the hottest topics among CNBC.com readers.
CNBC's Jeff Cox, and Larry McDonald, Newedge USA, debate whether the Federal Reserve or geopolitics have a greater impact on the market. "Shark Tank's" Kevin O'Leary thinks Russia is the big story.
Russia media is reporting that a massive aid convoy consisting of 280 trucks carrying food and power generators is heading to Russian backed rebels in Ukraine. CNBC's Simon Hobbs has the details of Putin's latest move.
Russia's President Putin will address members of the Crimean government and parliament while in the breakaway region on Thursday.
Craig Botham, emerging market economist at Schroders, discusses the Russian economy and says that consumer purchasing power should continue to diminish as the Western sanctions hit.
Daniel Salter, head of equity strategy at Renaissance Capital, discusses what stocks to buy amid continued geopolitical risks in Russia.
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine Foreign Ministry's ambassador at large, says the country is accepting Russian aid as it is "beyond any politics".
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry's ambassador at large, says Russian troops are gathering on his country's border
Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry's ambassador at large, says the MH17 crash site is controlled by "terrorists".
Apart from geopolitics a huge capital outflow from Russia's foreign exchange reserves also weighs on its currency, says Mirza Baig, Head of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Strategy, Asia at BNP Paribas.
While geopolitical uncertainty continues, investors should be keeping an eye on Libya, Dennis Gartman says.
Russia's actions in Ukraine are designed to mollify nationalists and preserve Vladimir Putin's hold on power, Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder said.
Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder, says Putin's main motivation with Ukraine is not about geopolitics or NATO, but rather his personal survival as Russia's president.
While Russia remains a question mark for investors, CNBC's Morgan Brennan explains why what happens in Russia could reverberate through financial markets more than any other global hot spot.
Discussing investor anxiety surrounding events in Ukraine and Russia, with David Nelson, Belpointe Management, and Alan Gayle, Ridgeworth Capital.
Discussing the high risks for energy executives in choosing to drill in Iraq, and whether Russia would be a better bet, with Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions President.
But a Ukrainian spokesman says Russia has massed 45,000 troops on the Ukraine border, backed by an array of heavy equipment.
Wolfango Piccoli, managing director at Teneo Intelligence, discusses the tensions between Ukraine and Russia and says that the risk of a Russian invasion is very low.
Discussing the political crisis in Iraq, Rep. Ed Royce chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, (R-Calif.), says Iraq needs to establish some kind of competent leadership and replacing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is a step in the right direction.