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Aug 23, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: High expectations for Fed Chairman Powell

At the center of the action today is US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. At the annual Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Fed President is given the opportunity to steer the expectations of the financial markets with regard to the Fed's bias towards rate cuts.

Aug 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors rely on central banks

Cautious optimism prevailed on the stock markets towards the middle of the week. The Fed's minutes published yesterday evening provided an indication of sentiment among the leaders of the central bank. Investors were positively encouraged by the prospect of a loose central bank policy and the hope for an early settlement of the trade conflict between Washington and Beijing.

Aug 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Italy's Premier Conte throws in the towel

The government crisis in Italy escalated dramatically yesterday and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation. This was after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini had pushed for a vote of no confidence against the head of government. In addition to the trade conflict, the political chaos in Italy is likely to weigh on investor sentiment.

Aug 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors rely on relaxation signals

Investors were more optimistic at the beginning of the week and are looking for a rapprochement between the USA and China. This was after US President Trump (once again) expressed his confidence in the negotiations. Another positive factor was that the US government extended the special permits for Huawei by another 90 days, which was also interpreted as a signal of easing tension in the trade conflict.

Aug 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Investors take some courage

By the end of last week, equity markets had largely recovered from their recent losses. Investors seem to be looking for vague signs of easing in the US-China trade dispute and further monetary easing by central banks. Whether a sustained recovery will take place in view of the latent and manifold uncertainties seems questionable at the moment.

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