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Dec 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Johnson's conservatives win absolute majority

For the third time in less than five years British voters were forced to elect a new parliament. This time, however, it was not just about political issues, but about a decisive choice of direction that will determine the United Kingdom's future. According to initial results, Prime Minister Johnson's Tories clearly reach the absolute majority, which should seal the Brexit deal at the end of January.

Dec 12, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed confirms interest-rate pause

As expected, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) left its key interest rate unchanged. Fed Chairman Powell was optimistic about the outlook for the US economy despite continuing risks. Today, investors are eagerly awaiting the monetary policy decisions of the SNB and the ECB. No immediate tightening of negative interest rates is expected.  

Dec 11, 2019 11:30:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Tactical Asset Allocation for Q1/2020

Following the strong stock market rally of the past two quarters, the time has come to realize some gains. While the economic outlook has improved somewhat, investor complacency with regard to risks has also increased. Against this background, we prefer to replenish our cash reserves to be better prepared for any surge in volatility and/or interest rates.

 

Dec 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Can Fed President Powell resist Trumps pressure?

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its last interest rate decision this year at 8 p.m. (CET) tonight and will most likely leave its key interest rate unchanged. By doing so, Fed President Jerome Powell is likely to be caught up in another presidential scolding.

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.

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