May 4, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator
LGT Navigator: Markets and central banks caught between economic recovery and inflation concerns
Investors and central banks are currently caught between two conflicting priorities. On the one hand, the improved prospects for the global economy, confirmed by recent economic data and thanks to the successful vaccination efforts to contain the corona pandemic, are giving rise to optimism, while on the other hand, concerns about a sustained rise in inflation, which could force central banks to withdraw their expansionary course, are weighing on sentiment. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell, on the other hand, reiterated the need to maintain an ultra-loose monetary policy.