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Oct 15, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Major US banks convince with quarterly earnings

Strong quarterly earnings boosted the mood on Wall Street on Thursday. Investors focused in particular on the results of the major American banks. Meanwhile, US producer prices rose sharply again in September, and experts are revising growth expectations for the German economy downward.

Oct 14, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Inflation and foreseeable Fed braking maneuver keep stock markets in check

The renewed rise in the inflation rate in the US is putting the Federal Reserve under increasing pressure. Against this backdrop, the appetite for buying on the stock markets remains limited. Investors are hoping for positive impetus from the corporate reporting season in the US, which started yesterday. JPMorgan delivered a better than expected result with a strong jump in Q3 earnings. Banks remain in focus with balance sheet reports from Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and US Bancorp.

Oct 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Kick off to the quarterly earnings season

The quarterly results of JPMorgan will kick off the corporate reporting season in the US before stock markets open in New York today. In the meantime, market sentiment remains depressed due to inflation concerns, which have been exacerbated by the recent rise in oil prices. In Washington, the House of Representatives yesterday approved a bill passed by the Senate that temporarily raises the government's borrowing limit to, postponing the risk of default until early December.

Oct 12, 2021 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Oil price rally fuels inflation concerns

The sustained rise in oil prices is intensifying fears of energy shortages and further fueling inflation concerns. As a result, the major stock indices were unable to hold initial gains at the beginning of the week. While there was no trading on the US bond market due to the “Columbus Day” holiday, oil prices continued their rally and European Brent crude oil reached around USD 84 per barrel. 

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

LGT Navigator: The Fed remains challenged in the face of contradictory signals from the labor market

The latest US labor market data disappointed expectations of strong employment growth on the one hand, but on the other supported hopes the Federal Reserve is not likely to be in any hurry to scale back its expansionary monetary policy in view of the slow employment recovery. In this week, capital markets will now focus on the start of the corporate earnings season in the US.

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