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Feb 23, 2018 8:55 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Stocks hold up quite well despite mixed economic data

In addition to renewed interest rate fears, the latest economic data offered little support to European stock markets. However, on Wall Street the mood was more optimistic, as the leading indicator of the New York-based economic research group The Conference Board signaled a continued solid growth of the US economy. In Germany, on the other hand, the business climate in February deteriorated surprisingly, according to the latest Ifo corporate survey.

Feb 22, 2018 8:45 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Fed prepares field for another rate hike

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting at the end of January suggests that the Fed will raise its key interest rate again in March in view of solid economic prospects. US Treasury yields rose very close to the 3%. However, the Fed is likely to continue along the path of a gradual and cautious tightening of monetary policy under the leadership of new head Jerome Powell.

Feb 21, 2018 8:52 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: US Fed Beige Book in focus

Investors are expecting new impulses from the US Federal Reserve's economic report this evening. The Fed's so-called Beige Book reflects the assessment of the twelve different US Federal Reserve districts on the current economic situation. The Beige Book will then serve as the Fed’s monetary policy decision basis.

Feb 20, 2018 8:52 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Awaiting new impetus

In view of the holiday-related absence of the US American stock exchanges (President's Day), European stock indices lacked clear momentum after an initially friendly start to the week causing the recent recovery to stutter. Stock markets in many Asian countries remained closed, including Hong Kong. On the Chinese mainland, markets are closed until Wednesday due to New Year's celebrations.

Feb 19, 2018 8:50 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Inflation fears sidelined for the time being

Stock markets in Europe and New York continued their recovery on Friday, and Asian stocks followed the positive lead at the start of this week. Investors' confidence and risk appetite has picked up again, after fears of a faster-than-expected rise in interest rates in the US have put a lot of pressure on stock markets over the past two weeks. A positive aspect for a continuous upward trend is the still intact economic outlook.

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