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May 18, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Regained short term confidence

Solid sales figures from the US retail sector as well as hopes for an easing of pandemic measures in China and, as a consequence, an easing of the tense global supply chains provided a more positive outlook and a renewed improvement in sentiment on the capital markets. Fed Chairman Powell, meanwhile, stressed that monetary policy will continue to tighten until inflation is contained. He said the Fed will not hesitate to raise interest rates above neutral if necessary to control rising prices.  At the same time, ECB President Lagarde sent a clear signal that the ECB will raise rates in July.

May 17, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Growth worries and geopolitics increase nervousness

Weak economic data from the US and China have again increased growth concerns at the beginning of the week and further increased the nervousness of the investment community. Today, the focus is on US retail sales and speeches by Fed Chairman Powell and ECB President Lagarde. Meanwhile, a majority of the Swedish parliament voted in favor of joining NATO on Monday. At the same time, the EU continues to try to find an agreement for an oil embargo against Russia.

May 16, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Geopolitics moves back into the market’s spotlight

After last week's stock market sentiment was dominated by interest rate and inflation fears, geopolitical uncertainties could return to the focus of the capital markets in the coming days. On the one hand, the G7 are meeting to agree on further measures against Russia, if necessary, and on the other hand, the overall geopolitical situation could change significantly if Finland and Sweden join NATO.

May 13, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Markets in the grip of inflation fears

The risk of an uncontrollable and sustained surge in inflation is growing, and fears of an even more restrictive monetary policy and a slump in the global economy are increasing. Against this backdrop, equity markets remain battered. Meanwhile, the US dollar gained as a safe-haven and pushed the euro to a five-year low.

May 12, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Slightly lower US inflation rate, but interest rate expectations remain unchanged

Although inflation in the US weakened slightly in April, this is unlikely to change much in terms of expectations regarding the expected monetary tightening course of the US Federal Reserve. As a result, interest rate expectations on the capital markets remained more or less unchanged and stock markets and investor sentiment remained depressed.

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