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Oct 24, 2014 8:51 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Solid economic data provides support

Relatively strong economic data from the U.S. and the Eurozone as well as Microsoft?s solid earnings report ensured a positive sentiment on Wall Street and supported equity markets in Asia. The U.S. leading indicators signaled a stronger-than-expected growth trend, climbing 0.8% in September (consensus +0.7%, previous month +/-0%).

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Oct 23, 2014 8:42 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Eurozone PMI surveys in focus

Equity markets in Asia followed U.S. stocks lower. HSBC?s preliminary pur-chasing manager?s survey signaled a continued, but moderate growth trend in China?s manufacturing sector, adding to signs export demand is helping the world?s second-largest economy weather a slowdown. Today, investors await the monthly PMI survey results from research institute Markit on services and manufacturing activity in the Eurozone.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Oct 22, 2014 8:12 AM       Weekly Market Comment  EN | DE

LGT Beacon: Time to Refocus on Earnings Growth

The recent stock market turmoil started just before the reporting season began. It morphed into the most volatile correction since 2011. As a result, many stock market indices are now down on a year-to-date basis. But in the meantime, corporate profits continue to grow significantly faster than expected once again. Investors could thus get over their latest panic attack quite soon, and recall that equities continue to offer the most attractive source of income.

From: LGT Beacon Abo

Oct 22, 2014 6:49 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Hopes for further ECB measures

Driven by Apple?s brilliant quarterly results and reports, that the European Central Bank (ECB) might expand its monetary policy measures, supported equity markets in Europe. The central bank?s measures may be expanded to include the purchase of corporate bonds in Q1 2015, Reuters reported.

From: LGT Navigator Abo

Oct 21, 2014 8:46 AM       Daily Market News   EN | DE

Short lived recovery in equity markets

The downturn in equity markets continued yesterday in Europe and proved Friday?s recovery short lived. Disappointing results from technology heavyweights SAP (-5.76%), Philips (-3.65%) and IBM (temporarily more than 8%) dampened investor?s mood. Apple?s after-hour earnings report provided some relief. China?s economy expanded at an 7.3% annual pace in Q3, as expected. In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell about 2% on a stronger yen, following a 4% gain at the start of this week.

From: LGT Navigator Abo