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Jan 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Hopes of further expansion of fiscal and monetary policy support market sentiment

At the start of the week, investor sentiment on the Asian stock markets appears cautiously optimistic, supported by expectations of further fiscal policy stimulus from the new US administration and a continued supportive central bank policy. In this regard, the Fed's interest rate decision in midweek is eagerly awaited. On Wall Street, the end of the week was marred by price losses in tech giants, and in Europe, the latest purchasing managers survey values and the corona situation caused lower valuations.

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

LGT Navigator: Markets can count on central banks

In addition to the anticipated further fiscal policy stimulus, capital markets can expect continued support from central banks. This assumption was reaffirmed yesterday by the continued expansionary stance of the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan. The Federal Reserve's upcoming monetary policy decision next week is also likely to reinforce this belief.

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

LGT Navigator: Biden faces immense challenges and even higher expectations

The challenges Joe Biden is facing as he moves into the White House are daunting, given the deeply fractured population and the untamed corona pandemic. Expectations are also high on capital markets for further fiscal policy assistance once the new US president takes office. Hopes for further stimulus aid were bolstered by statements from US Treasury Secretary nominee Yellen. In its initial reaction, Wall Street set new records to welcome the new President.

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

LGT Navigator: With Biden's inauguration begins the post-Trump era in Washington

Today's inauguration of Democratic President-elect Joe Biden marks the beginning of a new chapter in American history. The challenges and expectations for the Biden/Harris team are incredibly high given the country's political divisiveness in the midst of a pandemic. In capital markets, investors expect more fiscal stimulus and a more predictable and compromising US policy.

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

LGT Navigator: Market sentiment remains cautiously optimistic – focus on earnings and Biden's inauguration

On European stock markets, investor caution prevailed in the face of a lack of impetus from Wall Street and fears that the increased corona restrictions could wipe out the economic recovery. By contrast, stronger than expected economic growth in China and the prospect of a further stimulus package from the new Biden administration are providing support. Overall, stock market sentiment remains cautiously optimistic. The capital markets are now focusing on the upcoming corporate results and are looking with bated breath at the swearing-in of US President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday.

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