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Apr 7, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Hope for early de-escalation

Hopes of a flattening of the infection curve of the coronavirus spread and the prospect of further economic stimulus packages ensured strong gains on the stock markets at the beginning of the week. On the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones Industrial closed with an impressive daily gain of +7.73%. The leading European index EuroStoxx 50 had already started the new trading week with a daily gain of +5%. However, the situation remains very tense, particularly in the US, and there is no sign of a general all-clear at present. However, investors will now focus more on when the lockdown in the most important economies can be loosened or even lifted. 

Apr 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US in the stranglehold of the corona crisis

The rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the partial lockdown in the US is showing first serious effects on the labor market. Although the crisis is unlikely to have been fully reflected in the current March statistics, the job losses were more massive than feared. As a result, major stock indices on Wall Street closed on Friday in the red. In Asia, however, the stock exchanges opened the new trading week mostly with moderate daily gains, and the futures markets signalled a friendly opening in Europe.

Apr 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Highly anticipated US labor market report

Investors in Washington are eagerly awaiting the official labor market statistics for March. Short-term job data yesterday indicated a dramatic deterioration in the US job market. It is feared that the unemployment rate - until the crisis still at a historically low level of 3.5% -­ could rise to over 10% or even 20% in the course of the pandemic and the partial shutdown of the economy. Meanwhile, only four months after the first appearance of the virus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the number of coronavirus infections worldwide exceeds the mark of one million people.

Apr 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Is the US getting the corona crisis under control?

The rapid spread of the corona virus with dramatically rising infection rates in the United States and President Trump's "return to reality" caused renewed losses on Wall Street. In addition, the first signs of the crisis are increasingly showing in the economy, but most likely do not mirror yet the full extent of the expected damage. In March, for example, jobs were cut in the US private sector for the first time in about two and a half years, while on the other hand the most important ISM PMI fell only moderately.

Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | Asset Allocation LGT Private Banking

LGT Asset Allocation – April 2020

In the current environment, we remain committed to our strategy: focus on flexibility and liquidity, no experiments. The portfolio should include solid equities with a high quality level. In the bond sector, qualitative corporate bonds offer attractive potential again in the long term.

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