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Jun 5, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: ECB further extends emergency purchase program

The European Central Bank is increasing the volume of its purchase program for government and corporate securities by a further EUR 600bn to EUR 1.35 trillion to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ECB President Lagarde spoke of an unprecedented contraction in economic activity. Meanwhile, investors now seem to be becoming more cautious again after the recent strong run on the stock markets, and the upcoming US labor market report this afternoon.

Jun 4, 2020 7:26:19 AM | LGT Company News | LGT Media releases

LGT study: Swiss investors learn from crises, but remain true to their investment mix

From the financial crisis of 2008 to the corona crisis in spring 2020: high-net-worth Swiss investors have experienced turbulent times in recent years. They have learned lessons from the crises, but if anything has changed in their portfolios, then only in the short term. These are the findings of the latest comprehensive LGT Private Banking report on investor behavior in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Personal advice remains important despite a wave of digitalization, and little use is still made of sustainable investments.

Jun 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Economic data and German billion-euro package support investor confidence

The strong upward movement on the equity markets since the beginning of the week continued yesterday. Investors still rely on an optimistic risk assessment and expect the global economy to recover quickly and strongly from the corona crisis. This confident view was supported by somewhat better than feared economic data from the US, Europe and China. Nevertheless, investors will probably be well advised not to lose sight of the risks, such as the ongoing tensions between China and the US.

Jun 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Unbroken economic optimism

Stock market sentiment is currently driven by investor optimism that the global economy will recover quickly from the corona crisis thanks to the fast easing of the pandemic measures. Better-than-expected purchasing managers' indices from China also led to a decline in risk aversion which weakened the US dollar and the price of gold. For now, capital markets remain unimpressed by the ongoing unrest in the US. The focus is now on the latest US labor market data from ADP and tomorrow's decision by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Jun 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Do American riots spread to the trading floor?

In addition to the corona crisis and the ongoing disgruntlement between the US and China – according to a report by the Bloomberg news agency, China is said to have ordered state-owned agricultural corporations to stop purchasing various American agricultural goods – the spreading unrest in many American cities also has the potential to cause turbulences on the stock markets.

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