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Aug 9, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Interest rate worries weigh on stock market sentiment

The prospect of a further rise in interest rates was underpinned once again by the strong US labor market report and is causing caution on the stock markets. The focus is now shifting to the latest consumer price data expected in the middle of the week from the US, which will provide information on the inflation trend and the direction of the US Federal Reserve. 

Aug 8, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Solid US labor market keeps Fed on course to tighten interest rates

In the US, the employment trend remained surprisingly robust in the summer and gives the Federal Reserve every reason to continue to put the brakes on monetary policy. On Wall Street, the strong job market report, and the associated prospect of further rising interest rates caused initial losses. Meanwhile, geopolitical tensions between the US and China continued to heat up after Beijing imposed sanctions on Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, and halted dialogue on climate change, military issues, and other cooperation.

Aug 5, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: How solid is the US labor market?

The monthly employment report from Washington is the focus of attention on financial markets today. On the one hand, it will show whether the recent economic slowdown, or de facto a recession, and the slump in consumer sentiment already had an impact on employment trends and, on the other hand, whether this will have an impact on the monetary policy stance of the Federal Reserve.

Aug 4, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Positive US economic data drive recovery rally – Bank of England in focus

Predominantly positively received quarterly reports of numerous companies and better than expected US economic data caused a recovery rally on Wall Street after the recent setback. In addition to further corporate results out of Europe, the focus today is also on the monetary policy decision of the Bank of England, which will probably intensify the fight against inflation with a further interest rate hike.

Aug 3, 2022 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Geopolitical tensions weigh

Tense relations between the US and China against the backdrop of US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan are currently weighing on sentiment in the capital markets. In addition, various top representatives of the Federal Reserve indicated that the fight against high inflation is far from over. The yield of ten-year US government bonds subsequently rose sharply to 2.75%.

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