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Nov 24, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Hopes for a vaccine that will soon be ready for use drive stock markets

The recent significant improvement in the outlook for the development of a ready-to-launch vaccine against Covid-19 led to a positive start to the week on global equity markets and increased investor confidence. The personnel decisions of US President-elect Biden also made headlines. Former Fed chief Janet Yellen is the first woman to become Secretary of the Treasury. President Trump, who is still in office, now seems to be paving the way for a transfer of power, at least for now, but without yet acknowledging his defeat.

Nov 23, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: G20 call for greater cooperation in the corona crisis

The corona pandemic continues to dominate events on the capital markets. Thanks to the countermeasures taken, the infection rate in some countries appears to have at least slowed down, so that it can be hoped that the partial lockdowns will be eased. Hopes are now mainly based on the rapid introduction of vaccinations against Covid-19. The corona crisis was also the focus of the G20 meeting at the weekend. This week will be marked in particular by the Thanksgiving holiday in the US and the super shopping day on “Black Friday“.

Nov 20, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Between corona fears and vaccine hopes 

Currently, fears about the negative economic impact of pandemic countermeasures are balanced by positive signals regarding the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. This is leading to a more cautious attitude of investors in the capital markets. The current drama surrounding the outcome of the US presidential election organized by Trump's lawyers is adding uncertainty and weakening the measures against the corona crisis. Meanwhile, in view of the expected negative effects on the euro economy from the second wave of corona, ECB head Lagarde held out the prospect of further monetary easing in December.

Nov 19, 2020 9:08:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: US election and vaccine news reduce uncertainty

Following the US election and the news of a promising COVID-19 vaccine, the S&P 500 surged to an all-time high, with participation in the rally improving further, as investors shifted toward stocks that had thus far lagged in the recovery phase. While this sudden bullish outburst seems somewhat overdone for now, we do expect further gains over time.

Nov 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Current corona situation clouds hopeful view into the future

New data on the Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech confirm investors' hopes for a foreseeable break from the crisis mode, but the tense pandemic situation continues to cause great uncertainty in the present. Meanwhile, President Trump is still holding on to power and is trying to influence the election results in his favor with legal moves.

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