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Oct 22, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Potential for a perfect storm

Investors will probably have to prepare for a period of high uncertainty. It is not only the corona pandemic with its sharp rise in the number of infections in Europe and the danger of renewed lockdowns and massive economic damage that is causing problems, but also the approaching US elections with an unpredictible outcome. In addition, the US corona aid package is still pending and the uncertain outcome of the UK's exit negotiations with the EU. All these factors of uncertainty now seem to be concentrated at about the same time ­ a perfect storm?

Oct 21, 2020 9:44:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Brace for turbulence, but stay the course

The past six weeks brought an interim increase in market volatility, as another pandemic wave hit Europe, additional fiscal stimulus remained elusive in the US, the president contracted COVID-19 and his Democrat challenger appeared on track to win the election. Underneath all that drama, however, participation in the market recovery has started to broaden.

Oct 21, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US Corona economic stimulus package is one of the chips in the election poker

According to Nancy Pelosi, spokeswoman of the US House of Representatives, negotiations are now to continue until the end of this week in order to achieve a breakthrough for a new US economic stimulus package. Pelosi and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin had agreed on further points. In the meantime, tension in the US election campaign is rising and with it the fear of a stalemate. In addition, the US Senate is now expected to vote next Monday on the appointment of Trump's candidate for the Supreme Court.

Oct 20, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Hopes for an early agreement in Washington are fading

New hopes that a corona economic stimulus package could be passed in Washington before the election date on November 3rd provided support on the stock markets at the beginning of the week. However, the time for an agreement before the elections is becoming increasingly short and with it the risk of disappointment on the capital markets. Moreover, uncertainty factors such as the seemingly unpredictable US presidential election and the uncertain further development of the corona pandemic continue to weigh on investor sentiment.

Oct 19, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors remain on guard in view of the risk factors

In view of the second corona wave in Europe and the doubly tense situation in the US ­– on the one hand because of the still rampant pandemic and on the other because of the uncertain starting position of the presidential elections – investors are likely to be rather cautious at the beginning of the week. This week's focus will be on the second and final presidential debate between President Trump and his challenger Biden on Thursday. On the same day, the US Senate Judiciary Committee is also expected to vote on the nomination of Justice Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court so that she can be confirmed before the elections. At least the latest US economic data came in solid and there seems to be still hope for an agreement in Washington on the corona relief package.

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