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

LGT Navigator: US government addresses bottlenecks in chip industry

The White House has addressed supply bottlenecks in the semiconductor industry and sees the shift of chip supply chains to the Far East as a threat to the US economy. It wants to counter this threat with government support. US President Joe Biden promised support for companies battered by the shortage of supplies.

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

LGT Navigator: Fed Chairman Powell reaffirmes monetary policy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has reaffirmed the loose monetary policy and once again appeared relaxed with regard to the inflation trend. Concerns about an increase in inflation had initially caused a subdued mood on US stock markets at the end of the week. Finally, the indices closed at new record levels. This week, investors will focus on the first quarter earnings season.

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

LGT Navigator: Fed and ECB remain relaxed on inflation expectations

The Federal Reserve has the tools to contain any inflationary pressures that might arise as the economy recovers from the corona crisis, said Fed Chairman Powell yesterday and thus calmed growing concerns about a sharp and rapid rise in inflation. The ECB also expects inflationary pressure to be only temporarily stronger. The two most important central banks are thus signaling that a change of course is not to be expected at present. These “assurances” are likely to go down well on stock markets.

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

LGT Navigator: The Fed becomes more confident, but does not signal a change of course

The minutes of the latest monetary policy decision of the Federal Reserve published yesterday evening reaffirmed the more optimistic view regarding the further development of the economy, but did not provide any indication of a change of course to be expected in the near future. In addition, the US central bank remains relaxed regarding the development of yields on the bond market.

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

LGT Navigator: Investor confidence keeps stock indices near recent record highs

The strong economic data from the US and to some extent also from Europe and China had an impact and ensured a good underlying mood on Europe's stock exchanges and on Wall Street at the start of the week, which was delayed due to the holiday. In view of the recent record highs, however, there was also profit-taking. Hopes for a further recovery of the global economy are also reinforced by the latest IMF forecasts. 

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