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Dec 1, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed Chairman Powell shifts focus to inflation concerns

According to Fed Chairman Powell, the US central bank does appear to be more concerned about rising inflationary pressures. The Fed could therefore accelerate the tapering process. A scenario that is causing nervousness on the US stock markets. At the same time, the inflation rate in the eurozone climbed to its highest level since the currency area was established. In addition to inflation concerns, the new coronavirus variant Omicron continues to weigh on stock market sentiment. The statement of Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel, who admitted that the existing vaccines are likely to have their problems with the Omicron variant and that it could take longer until adapted vaccines could be produced in sufficient quantities, attracted particular attention.

Nov 30, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Clouded visibility

At the beginning of the week, stock markets recovered somewhat from last Friday's slump. Investors are currently cautiously weighing the latest knowledge regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron. However, it is still unclear whether the variant is more transmissible or deadly than the currently dominant delta variant. Visibility will likely remain clouded by the increased uncertainty for some time. Investors’ focus will also remain on the inflation, which reached new highs in Germany and Spain.

Nov 29, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: “Omikron” shakes capital markets worldwide

Fear of a new coronavirus variant caused a sell-off on the international stock markets on “Black Friday” of all days, or rather a flight into safe values. It is still unclear how dangerous the new virus variant “Omikron” really is, but several cases have already been detected in various European countries. Until there is more clarity, this will continue to provide for continued uncertainty and increased volatility on the financial markets over the week in view of the already significantly more tense pandemic situation.

Nov 26, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: New virus variant causes uncertainty

Stock markets in Europe, in the absence of the US stock exchanges, which were closed yesterday for Thanksgiving, ended the series of losses of recent days and posted gains of about half a percent. Concerns about the further development of the pandemic, particularly due to a newly discovered coronavirus variant from Africa, have gripped stock markets in Asia today and are also likely to have a negative impact on Europe's stock markets. Stock market participants expect a positive impulse from today's “Black Friday,” which should provide a welcome infusion to consumption.

Nov 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: The hawks are getting louder at the top of the Fed and the ECB

At the Fed's last interest rate decision, there were also voices in the monetary policy committee that called for a faster reduction of quantitative easing (QE) and that increasingly warned of the growing risk of inflation. This emerged from the minutes of the last interest rate meeting and could well indicate that the Fed could well step on the brakes earlier and more strongly next year.

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