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Aug 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors take some courage

By the end of last week, equity markets had largely recovered from their recent losses. Investors seem to be looking for vague signs of easing in the US-China trade dispute and further monetary easing by central banks. Whether a sustained recovery will take place in view of the latent and manifold uncertainties seems questionable at the moment.

Aug 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Economic data provide too little new impetus

While the trade conflict continues to dominate events on the capital markets, a large number of US economic and sentiment indicators have provided only minor impetus. Although the data were generally better than expected, it did not really brighten investor sentiment. In addition to the trade dispute, the inverse yield curve in the USA, the tense situation in Hong Kong, the government crisis in Italy and the ongoing Brexit chaos are causing nervousness.

Aug 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Recession fear spreads

On the stock markets, the recovery following the relaxation signals in the US-Chinese trade conflict have already given way to the almost familiar uncertainty. Investors' renewed fears of a recession are reflected in the risk-averse investor sentiment and foremost in an inverted yield curve.

Aug 14, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US government softens China tariff threats

Although the trade dispute between the US and China is far from a sustainable solution, news yesterday that Washington wants to waive some of the threatened punitive tariffs on Chinese imports raised investors' hopes. This led to an unexpected recovery in equity markets from the losses recorded at the beginning of the week and offers at least a short-term relief.

Aug 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Deteriorating global economic climate

The trade conflict between the USA and China, the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong and the slump on the Argentine stock exchange and the national currency peso continue to put pressure on the sentiment on capital markets worldwide and are having a significant impact on the global economic climate. This was once more confirmed by the latest survey results of the Munich-based Ifo.

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