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

LGT Navigator: Economic prospects in Europe brighten

Due to a lack of impulses from the US stock markets, Europe's stock markets showed a slightly negative trend towards the end of last week, but mostly posted a positive weekly balance. Investors are still confused by the hope for an imminent economic recovery and the concern that the corona crisis could drag on much longer, especially given the current critical situation in the US. Supporting the pair on Friday was the better than expected results from the eurozone and Britain's Purchasing Managers' Survey for the Services Sector. 

Jul 6, 2020 7:00:00 AM | Asset Allocation LGT Private Banking

LGT Private Banking House View – July 2020

Despite signs of a sustained macroeconomic upturn, the recovery is likely to be slow. The central banks will most probably continue to support the markets with massive stimulus in the second half of the year. We maintain our neutral risk positioning, with a clear focus on selection in all asset classes.

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

LGT Navigator: Situation on US job market eases noticeably (for the time being)

Following the rapid easing of corona restrictions, employment in the US has risen significantly for the second consecutive month. On stock markets, the job data was initially received with euphoria, but this did not last long. The current pandemic situation in the United States seems just too uncertain. In addition, profit-taking has also become commonplace, as Wall Street is not trading today due to tomorrow's national holiday.

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

LGT Navigator: US jobs market report in focus

Due to the US national holiday, and as markets in the US remain closed on Friday, the US labor market report is already in the focus of the financial markets. Investors are eagerly awaiting whether the recovery observed in May from the previous drastic slump in June would continue. Meanwhile, latest PMI data from the euro zone and the UK have confirmed hopes for a rapid economic recovery after the easing of the corona measures.

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

LGT Navigator: Second quarter on equity markets reflects investors' belief in rapid economic recovery

According to the latest survey data, a surprisingly rapid recovery in US consumer sentiment has brought the second quarter to a positive conclusion on stock markets. The S&P 500 even recorded its best quarterly performance since 1998! In view of the expected severe economic slump in the second quarter, this can only be explained by investors' unwavering confidence in a rapid economic recovery. 

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