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

LGT Navigator: Positive impulses from manufacturing spur stock markets

Good economic data are giving stock markets a boost – the US technology index Nasdaq climbs to a new high at the beginning of the month. The earning reports for the second quarter also contribute to the good stock market sentiment. US President Donald Trump is prepared to sign off on a potential TikTok deal, but only if the US receives money in exchange.

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

LGT Navigator: Earnings season picks up speed again in Europe

Investor interest this week is once again focused primarily on the current corporate reporting season. After the series of quarterly reports reached its peak with strong results from the US tech companies Apple, Alphabet and Amazon last week, the next few days will be dominated by European blue chips, including Oerlikon, Bayer (Tuesday), Allianz, BMW (Wednesday), Adecco, Siemens and Adidas (Thursday). At the beginning of this week, the latest survey results of the ISM-index will be of particular interest and will also be closely followed. 

Jul 31, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Tech heavyweights shine in the middle of the corona crisis

The quarterly results of Apple and Amazon showed that the two tech giants were able to benefit strongly from the online shopping boom during the corona crisis. Google's parent company Alphabet and Facebook, on the other hand, did not do quite as well, but their quarterly figures still largely exceeded market expectations. The unprecedented collapse of the world's largest economy, as well as the largest European economy, in the second quarter impressively demonstrated the extent of the corona crisis. Meanwhile, against the backdrop of the dramatic pandemic situation, US President Donald Trump tweeted about postponing the presidential election in November.

Jul 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed remains on high alert

The Federal Reserve confirmed its expansive monetary policy course in the midst of the still worsening corona crisis in the United States. The Fed also sees first signs that economic momentum is already slowing after a brief recovery phase. Against this backdrop, the central bank has kept its key rate close to zero and is keeping open the option of further expanding its emergency lending.

Jul 29, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: The fear of a second corona wave is increasing

While the momentum of new coronavirus infections is picking up again worldwide, investors are hoping for the positive effect of the trillion-dollar new aid package currently being negotiated in Washington. Meanwhile, financial markets are eagerly awaiting the Fed's monetary policy decision tonight.

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