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Jul 25, 2017 8:51 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Turbulences in automobile sector burden sentiment

Sentiment on stock markets was clouded due to weaker economic data, but more so due to insecurities triggered by the current turbulences in the German automobile industry. Yesterday shares of the three biggest German car makers dropped following reports claiming the German manufacturers had colluded for years over diesel technology. The STOXX 600 Automobiles & Parts sector index temporarily dropped as much as -2%.

Jul 24, 2017 8:52 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Investors cautious ahead of earnings and FOMC

This week, a large number of major blue chips is scheduled to release quarterly earnings, e.g. Apple, Facebook or Credit Suisse and UBS. Furthermore, capital markets will anticipate the monthly purchasing manager surveys and the Federal Open Market Committee’s interest rate decision on Wednesday.

Jul 21, 2017 9:16 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: ECB turnaround discussion starting in fall

The European Central Bank (ECB) kept its key interest rates unchanged on record lows, therefore also its monetary stimulus unchanged, as widely expected. ECB President Mario Draghi seems to be willing to hold on to the central bank’s ultra-expansive monetary policy bias, disappointing hopes of many market participants to deliver a clear signal for a change in policy. Despite signs of an improving economy in the euro zone, the central bank seems to regard the inflation trend as too uncertain. However, Draghi also said that the ECB could start discussing whether a policy adjustment is appropriate.

Jul 20, 2017 8:49 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: ECB on a turning point?

Investors are awaiting today’s ECB monetary policy announcement with anticipation. Although the central bank will leave its key interest rates unchanged, many analysts expect the time has come for ECB President Mario Draghi to prepare capital markets for a turnaround in its monetary policy bias.

Jul 19, 2017 8:53 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Weaker U.S. data and failure on Capitol Hill

Recently disappointing U.S. economic data and not fully convincing earnings results from Wall Street banks pressured stocks and the U.S. dollar. In Europe, a stronger euro and a slight deterioration in sentiment among German financial experts caused investors to remain cautious.

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