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Jan 17, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Wall Street continues to soar

While the reactions to the partial trade agreement reached between the US and China were restrained on the Asian and European stock exchanges, the stock indices on Wall Street continued their upward trend. Relatively solid US economic data and a strong quarterly result from Morgan Stanley also provided tailwind. China's latest GDP growth data were in line with expectations.

Jan 16, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US and China seal “Phase 1” deal

The partial agreement between the USA and China was signed in Washington yesterday and is intended to be a first step towards a comprehensive trade agreement between the two largest economies in the world. Although this does not eliminate the trade conflict, it has significantly defused it. As a result, the stock market indices on the New York Stock Exchange set new records.

Jan 15, 2020 9:30:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Bridging troubled waters – investment outlook 2020

The past year was one the best of the decade-long bull market, after a dovish central bank policy shift prompted investors to price out recession risks, and receding trade tensions bolstered sentiment. For the coming year, we take a broadly neutral stance at least until investors cool down and/or the economy starts to over-deliver on these brightened hopes. 

Jan 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Wall Street big banks show strong performance

The first quarterly results of major American banks exceeded market expectations and thus provided a positive start to the corporate reporting season. A first partial trade agreement between the US and China is now to be signed in Washington today. This is a first step in the right direction, but the conflict is not yet resolved and Trump's focus on trade could immediately shift towards Europe.

Jan 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Earnings season moves into focus

Hopes for a further easing of the tension in the Iran conflict and the prospect of signing a partial agreement in the trade dispute between the US and China mostly supported global stock markets at the beginning of the week. The focus is now shifting to the upcoming corporate reporting season in the US. The first two major banks to present their quarterly balance sheets today are JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup.

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