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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. 

May 19, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Interest rate, inflation and economic fears quickly catch up again

Sentiment on Wall Street turned again in midweek, and the major indices again posted heavy losses after the recent recovery rally. Concerns about rapidly rising interest rates once again gained the upper hand and sent the stock markets on a downward slide. Disappointing corporate results and weaker economic data in the US also weighed on stock market sentiment.

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.

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