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Apr 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed and ECB remain relaxed on inflation expectations

The Federal Reserve has the tools to contain any inflationary pressures that might arise as the economy recovers from the corona crisis, said Fed Chairman Powell yesterday and thus calmed growing concerns about a sharp and rapid rise in inflation. The ECB also expects inflationary pressure to be only temporarily stronger. The two most important central banks are thus signaling that a change of course is not to be expected at present. These “assurances” are likely to go down well on stock markets.

Apr 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: The Fed becomes more confident, but does not signal a change of course

The minutes of the latest monetary policy decision of the Federal Reserve published yesterday evening reaffirmed the more optimistic view regarding the further development of the economy, but did not provide any indication of a change of course to be expected in the near future. In addition, the US central bank remains relaxed regarding the development of yields on the bond market.

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

LGT Navigator: Investor confidence keeps stock indices near recent record highs

The strong economic data from the US and to some extent also from Europe and China had an impact and ensured a good underlying mood on Europe's stock exchanges and on Wall Street at the start of the week, which was delayed due to the holiday. In view of the recent record highs, however, there was also profit-taking. Hopes for a further recovery of the global economy are also reinforced by the latest IMF forecasts. 

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

LGT Navigator: Strong economic data fuel hopes of recovery, but also worries of overheating

While there was no trading on the European stock exchanges for holiday reasons, the indices on Wall Street posted solid gains at the start of the week. The latest economic data from the US and Europe fuel hopes of a further and faster recovery of the global economy, but also increase the concerns of many market participants of a possible overheating and rising inflation risks. Asia's stock markets showed a mixed trend today. On the one hand, positive impetus came from overseas, while on the other hand concerns that China could curb credit growth weighed on investor sentiment. 

Apr 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Biden's infrastructure program to make the US fit for the future

US President Joe Biden announced the eagerly awaited infrastructure program yesterday after the stock market closed. The US government plans to spend more than two trillion US dollars to renew the country's infrastructure, some of which is in a state of disrepair, to combat climate change and, above all, to create millions of jobs.

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