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Feb 8, 2023 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed Chair Powell expects significant fall in inflation, but patience is needed

Statements by Federal Reserve Chairman Powell suggest that the interest rate tightening cycle in the US is not yet over and that further rate hikes are to be expected. However, Powell also stressed that inflation would continue to fall "significantly" this year, but that this development is at a "very early stage" and further progress is likely to take some time. On Wall Street, Powell's statements were interpreted positively.

Feb 7, 2023 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Interest rate worries depress market sentiment

After the surprisingly robust US labour market data at the end of last week and the associated concern that the US Federal Reserve will continue its course of interest rate hikes, sentiment on stock markets is depressed, especially among technology stocks. Meanwhile, Australia's central bank tightened its key interest rate again. Investors are also watching geopolitical tensions between the USA and China due to the "balloon incident" and corporate reporting season in Europe, which is gaining momentum this week.

Feb 6, 2023 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Strong US jobs market leaves room for further rate hikes

A strong US jobs report for January and disappointing quarterly earnings from the tech sector sobered investors on Friday. Meanwhile, sentiment in European companies improved at the start of the year and the IMF raised its economic forecast for China.

Feb 3, 2023 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors bet on end of rate hiking cycle

The European Central Bank and the Bank of England have raised key interest rates as expected. However, investors are hoping for an end to the aggressive monetary policy soon. Technology stocks were once again up, also boosted by the result of stock market heavyweight Meta. But the tech euphoria could be dampened today.

Feb 2, 2023 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed continues to slow pace of interest rate hikes

Equity markets rallied after the US Federal Reserve increased its key interest rate by 25 basis points, a move that was widely anticipated by markets. The Fed increased the target for its benchmark rate to a range of 4.5% to 4.75% and said more tightening will be needed this year. The US central bank raised rates seven times last year, including 4 hikes of 75 basis points each in a row. In December, it then slowed the pace of rate hikes to 50 basis points.

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