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May 25, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Social media shares put Wall Street under pressure

A profit warning from social media company Snap weighed on the entire technology sector, dragging Nasdaq indexes down more than two percent. Nervousness and volatility remain palpable on the stock market floor, and the cocktail of concerns from high inflation, rising interest rates and economic risks are likely to continue to keep investor sentiment highly volatile. Tonight, among other things, the minutes (FOMC Minutes) of the last interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve should be in focus.

May 24, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Positive impetus from a “familiar problem”

An unexpected potential easing of the trade dispute between the United States and China provided a short-term recovery in New York at the start of the week. A de-escalation of the trade war would certainly be a positive and welcome signal for the global economy. Positive signals from the US banking sector as well as a renewed buying interest of stock investors and M&A speculation in the technology sector also ensured a good mood on Wall Street.

May 23, 2022 1:50:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Time to re-deploy some cash in the markets

Following the recent surge in interest rates, we use some of our excess cash to trim our significant underweight in in-vestment grade bonds. US policy makers have already adopted a bias in favor of an accelerated tightening and markets have started to react positively to even modest indications of peaking inflation, which leaves room for a rebound in the asset class.

May 23, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Cocktail of worries keeps market sentiment fragile

Ongoing concerns about the further development of inflation and the risks to the global economic outlook resulting from the countermeasures taken by the major central banks continued to weigh on the capital markets. Added to this are geopolitical tensions and uncertainties regarding future energy supplies. Trading on the stock exchanges is likely to remain volatile and investor sentiment fragile in view of the cocktail of concerns.

May 20, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Sentiment on Wall Street remains tense – Asian stock markets with tailwinds

Fears of interest rates and recession, as well as concerns that central banks will not be able to get inflation under control despite countermeasures, continue to cause unrest on the capital markets. If interest rates rise too quickly and too sharply, this will jeopardize economic growth, which is already hampered by supply chain problems and geopolitical uncertainties. Against this backdrop, volatility is likely to remain high and stock market sentiment fragile. In Asia, an intervention by the Chinese central bank provided a tailwind for the stock markets, at least in the short term. 

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