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Jun 11, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Stock markets and central banks remain relaxed despite sharp rise in US inflation

The latest data from the US showed stronger-than-expected inflationary pressures, fueling investor concerns about an earlier and sharper response from central banks, or rising interest rates. In Europe, however, the ECB is sticking to its expansive monetary policy course and did not signal an immediate turnaround on the occasion of yesterday's interest rate decision.

Jun 10, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: ECB and US inflation in focus

The European Central Bank (ECB) will announce its decision on monetary policy direction today. Against the backdrop of increased inflation expectations, it is eagerly awaited whether ECB President Lagarde will provide an indication of a reduction in monetary stimulus. A further indication of the inflation trend will be provided by the consumer price data from the US due this afternoon.

Jun 9, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Stalemate

The stock market environment remains fundamentally friendly, but ongoing inflation and interest rate concerns, as well as high valuations, are putting pressure on investors' risk appetite. As a result, the indices on Wall Street moved sideways on Tuesday and investors seem to be waiting for new impetus. With excitement, the latest inflation data from the US and the interest rate decision of the ECB are already expected on Thursday.

Jun 8, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Limited risk appetite on the stock markets

At the start of the week, risk appetite among equity investors remained largely subdued. The background to this remains the persistent uncertainty regarding the outlook for interest rates. The stronger the signs of a further economic recovery, the more likely it is that the three major central banks – the Fed, the ECB and the Bank of Japan – will have to adjust their monetary policies. The central bank heads are still emphasizing that the increased inflation trend is only a short-term phenomenon. Investors expect more information on this from the ECB, which will announce its decision on Thursday.

Jun 7, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Weekly start with handbrake applied

The eagerly awaited US labor market report only partially met the high expectations, but nevertheless confirmed the scenario of a further recovery of the economy. Overall, this did not heighten existing inflation and interest rate concerns on the capital markets. On the other hand, US Treasury Secretary Yellen expressed relaxation regarding the prospect of higher interest rates, which could ensure a subdued start to the week on the stock markets. The G7's agreement on a minimum corporate tax rate also caused a stir.

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