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Jul 23, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: ECB's Forward Guidance promises open money floodgates for longer

As expected, the European Central Bank has left its key interest rates at record lows and the total volume of the pandemic purchase program unchanged, but has adjusted its forward guidance, i.e. the direction of its monetary policy. Accordingly, the ECB will keep the money floodgates open for a longer period of time in view of the risk that the coronavirus delta variant will jeopardize the recovery in the euro area, and the turnaround in interest rates in Europe seems to have receded into the distance.

Jul 22, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Corporate reporting season gives stock markets tailwind – ECB in focus

While the ongoing corona pandemic continues to rattle investors nerves, the currently published round of corporate balance sheets mostly provides positive impulses and gives tailwind to the recent recovery on stock markets. The European Central Bank could take the opportunity today to provide more detailed information on the recently communicated strategy adjustments.

Jul 21, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Quick recovery on stock markets to be taken with caution

After a weak start to the week under the impression of a noticeable increase in corona concerns, share prices on the international stock exchanges recovered on Tuesday, making up a large part of Monday's losses. However, in view of the uncertain pandemic development, investors are likely to remain on their guard and volatility could increase. Fresh impetus should be provided by further corporate results.

Jul 20, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Corona fears throw stock indices off track

While in the UK, despite rising Covid-19 case numbers, almost all corona measures were lifted on so-called “Freedom Day,” fears of an accentuated spread of the new virus variants on the European continent have again increased noticeably on capital markets, putting pressure on stock indices. Added to this are geopolitical tensions between the US and China. Investors are now hoping for positive impetus from the current quarterly reporting season.

Jul 19, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Quarterly reports of European blue chips come into focus

While investors in the capital markets are still adjusting their expectations regarding inflation developments and the corresponding response of the central banks, the corporate reporting season is picking up speed this week, especially in Europe.

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