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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.

Apr 1, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Vague Hopes

Apparently slightly declining infection figures in the European corona crisis epicentres of Italy and Spain, further intensified measures against the crisis in Europe overall and positive signals from China initially ensured a further recovery on the European equity markets. On the other hand, the virus is spreading further in the US. The WHO warns against giving the all-clear too early in Asia. On Wall Street, the indices subsequently turned back into the red. The Dow Jones registered the worst start to the year in its history with a quarterly loss of -23.2%.

Mar 31, 2020 1:30:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Tactical asset allocation for Q2/2020

The spread of the Coronavirus outbreak beyond East Asia triggered turmoil in financial markets and prompted authorities around the world to combine severe restrictions on public life with unprecedented economic support measures. As the pandemic persists, we opted to de-risk portfolios, while remaining attentive to emerging long-term opportunities.   

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