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May 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US jobs report in focus and warning words of the Fed

In the run-up to today's US labor market data, the indices on Wall Street showed solid gains. The Dow even reached a new record high. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve warned in a report on financial stability of increasing risk appetite in a variety of investment markets. As expected, the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged at a low level, but nevertheless initiated a minimal braking maneuver.

May 6, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Between economic optimism and interest rate concerns

Investors continue to be caught between optimism about an emerging economic recovery and concerns about inflation and the associated rise in interest rates. The statements made by US Treasury Secretary Yellen regarding interest-rate developments caused a short-term stir. However, the former Fed chairwoman put her comments into perspective, which helped to calm the situation. In addition, tech stocks were in demand again after the previous day's wave of selling, while pharmaceutical stocks came under pressure after the US government announced its intention to support a suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines. The focus today is particularly on the monetary policy direction decision of the British central bank.

May 5, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Interest rate outlook breathing down technology stocks' necks

Against the backdrop of heightened inflation concerns and the outlook for higher interest rates resulting from a dynamic recovery of the global economy from the corona crisis, investors continue to shift from winners of the pandemic, mostly from the technology sector, into beneficiaries of a post-crisis normalization. Meanwhile, most economic data confirm the assumption of a sustained recovery in most economies, and the corporate reporting season has also been quite positive so far.

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.

May 3, 2021 4:48:00 PM | LGT Motorsport News

Formula E highlight: Sainte Dévote, Mirabeau, La Rascasse

Monaco electrifies fans and drivers alike. The street circuit in the Principality is the declared favorite of Lucas di Grassi and René Rast from the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team. Next Saturday (May 8), for the first time in its history, Formula E will be taking place on the famous longer version of the circuit, passing all of the iconic landmarks of the Mediterranean metropolis.

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