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Dec 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Eagerly awaited "Brexit election"

The kick off to the new week on financial markets was mostly marked by caution. In addition to the upcoming central bank monetary policy decisions (Fed on Wednesday, SNB and ECB on Thursday), investors are also eagerly awaiting the outcome of the UK parliamentary elections on Thursday. Market participants are hoping for clarity on the Brexit issue and thus on the future of the Kingdom. The conservatives of Prime Minister Boris Johnson seem to have the best chances for a victory.

Dec 9, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Central banks in the spotlight

The new trading week will be dominated by the last central bank decisions this year. On Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will kick off the week, followed by the ECB and the SNB. The latest data from the US labor market once again underscored the resilience of the US economy. Meanwhile, positive statements about the ongoing trade talks between China and the US are feeding hopes of a solution, at least in part, in the near future.

Dec 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US labor market report in the spotlight

Investors are eagerly awaiting the latest labor market statistics from Washington today. After relatively weak job growth in October, the question is how solid employment growth in the US was in November. Consensus expectations give reason to hope that job growth will be much stronger again. Should this prove to be the case, the Fed is likely to see confirmation that it will not cut key interest rates any further for the time being.

Dec 5, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Between escalation and relaxation

The threat of escalation is immediately followed by a hoped-for relaxation. Investors are currently in an emotional rollercoaster and are confronted with a news situation that changes practically daily with regard to the trade conflict. The depression that prevailed at the beginning of the week was followed yesterday by quiet hopes of a rapprochement in the trade dispute, which gave the stock indices in New York and Asia renewed momentum.

Dec 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Trump increases pressure in trade poker again

US President Donald Trump has once again made his presence felt on the capital markets. Trump's latest statements on the trade conflict with China and a sharp tone against France are currently making the stock markets tumble. While the recent record hunt on the equity bourses was mainly driven by hopes of an easing in the trade war, investor sentiment is now dominated by disillusionment.

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