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Feb 16, 2018 8:43 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Investors' risk appetite is back

Sentiment on the equity markets remained positive and the recovery from last week's sharp slump continued, despite some sobering US economic data. The leading Wall Street indices posted their fifth consecutive day of profit yesterday and have partially made up for the decline since the record high in the last week of January. Even worse than expected US economic data and further signs of rising inflation pressures left stock investors cold (for the time being), while the yield on ten-year US government bonds is still close to 3%.

Feb 15, 2018 8:41 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Stock markets suppress interest-rate fears

US consumer price data signaled stronger than expected inflationary pressures, but surprisingly did not lead to accelerated fears of a faster increase in interest rates. Before, an unexpectedly strong rise in wages recently raised concerns on stock markets that the Fed could raise key rates more often and faster than expected to contain inflation risks.

Feb 14, 2018 3:06 PM | Weekly Market Comment

LGT Beacon: Realigning strategy with our constructive view

Various short-term excesses began to resurface in markets in January. Luckily, the sharp correction that ensued provided the overdue cold shower, which should help cool expectations, bring prices more in line with fundamentals, and thus prolong the bull market. As our macro view remains positive, we used the rout to put some of our cash back to work.

Feb 14, 2018 8:54 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: US inflation data in the spotlight

Investor sentiment remains fragile, and fears of rising interest rates appear to be shaping events on the capital markets in the coming days as well. Against this backdrop, markets are eagerly awaiting the release of the latest US inflation data this afternoon. If the inflation rate is coming in higher than anticipated, this would further exacerbate investors’ interest rate fears and put equities under pressure.

Feb 13, 2018 8:40 AM | Daily Market News

LGT Navigator: Continued recovery

On most stock markets, the recovery that had already began last Friday in New York continued at the beginning of the week. Following last week's sharp drop in share prices, market sentiment appears to be somewhat more optimistic again. On Wall Street, the materials and IT sectors were in particularly strong demand. A source of confidence for investors is also the expectation of new impetus from the USD 1.5 trillion infrastructure program in the USA planned by the Trump government.

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