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May 26, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Easing of pandemic measures boosts stock markets

On Wall Street, life is returning to the trading floor after a two-month break. Global stock markets started the week with profits as the easing of corona measures, which numerous governments have passed, is providing confidence. Nevertheless, the consumer mood in Europe is expected to remain subdued for the time being.

May 25, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: OECD warns of record high national debt due to corona pandemic

The Chinese government is defending itself against accusations from the US. The renewed tensions between the two economic powers are likely to weigh on stock markets. Meanwhile, a new dispute is looming in the EU over the financing of the economic consequences of the corona pandemic. Four smaller EU states are opposing the plans of Germany and France. The OECD warns of record high national debt.

May 22, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: National People's Congress in Beijing overshadowed by tensions with the US

Continuing tensions between the US and China and a further increase in unemployment in the United States are causing nervousness on the stock markets. The National People's Congress in Beijing, which begins today, will be followed with great interest. Meanwhile, the latest minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision confirmed that the Fed expects considerable economic risks in the medium term due to the corona crisis. The latest economic data from the US confirm the negative impact of the pandemic on the economy.

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

LGT Navigator: Two steps forward, one step back

Investors appear to have taken advantage and taken profits following the rally in the stock markets at the beginning of the week, driven by hopes for a rapid recovery of the global economy from the corona shock. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial fell by -1.6% and in Asia stock indices are mixed. On the bond markets, the German-French initiative for an EU aid fund initially caused yields on European government bonds to fall. Meanwhile, Fed Chairman Powell again emphasized his call for stronger fiscal stimuli.

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

LGT Navigator: Stocks rally on hopes for a coronavirus vaccine

At the beginning of the week, stock markets were dominated by confidence. Investors are hoping for a rapid economic recovery following the easing of lockdown-measures in many countries, especially in the US. Federal Reserve Chairman Powell provided another boost as he put his recent pessimistic outlook into perspective and did not rule out the possibility of an economic recovery as early as summer. Investor sentiment was also supported by positive results from early tests of a coronavirus vaccine.

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