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Feb 21, 2019 3:08:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Staying the course after a very good start

The year-to-date risk rally is the strongest in a decade. The Federal Reserve's recent decision to pause, if not reverse, monetary tightening should help markets and inflation expectations to recover further. However, after having strategically raised our equity quota in December, we refrain from chasing prices higher. Instead, we rebalance equities back to neutral.

Feb 21, 2019 8:30:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed without clear bias

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) underscored its cautious stance in the FOMC minutes of the recent interest rate meeting published last night. Within the central bank monetary policy board, there seems to be no agreement on the further monetary policy course this year. While some members only want to raise interest rates even when inflation picks up, others cite a persistently solid economy as a prerequisite for further interest rate hikes. However, there is consensus on ending the shrinkage of the central bank balance sheet, which has been inflated by crisis measures, before the end of this year. The USD rallied broadly following the publication of the minutes, while US bond yields rose moderately.

Feb 21, 2019 3:16:37 AM | LGT Company News

LGT opens wealth management office in Thailand for high net worth investors

LGT today announced the opening of its wealth management business in Thailand, following the successful award of regulatory approvals. Located in downtown Bangkok, LGT will offer a unique set of investment and wealth management services to high net worth individuals and corporates in the country.

Feb 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Japan's export engine stutters

Asia's stock markets have been firmer today, but optimism has been limited by uncertainties over the China-US trade conflict and weak trading data from Japan. Japan's exports fell by -8.4% in January, the highest drop in more than two years (consensus -5.7%, previous month -3.9%).

Feb 19, 2019 8:30:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Impending punitive tariffs burden car stocks

European stock markets were depressed by concerns that the US government might impose punitive tariffs on European car imports in a further escalation step in the trade conflict. This is after the US Department of Commerce handed over a report to the White House on the threat to national security posed by car imports and President Trump now has 90 days to decide whether European car brands will be burdened with import taxes.

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