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Apr 29, 2016

LGT Investorama: Short trial for the bull market?

The initial suspicions and indicators date well back into the previous year. The first formal charges were brought against the established bull market at the beginning of 2016. The markets passed a first instance judgement during the month of January already. But as usual this hasty judgement will be contested within a reasonable deadline from a chart-technical point of view...

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Apr 29, 2016

LGT Navigator: Investors’ hopes disappointed

Investors expressed disappointment in the aftermath of the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan monetary policy announcements. On the one hand markets had hoped for more clarity of the Fed’s future path to raise interest rates, and on the other hand, expected the Japanese central bank to expand its monetary stimulus to support the ailing economy.

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Apr 28, 2016

LGT Navigator: Fed and Bank of Japan hold still

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left key interest rates unchanged as anticipated and remained reserved in giving markets new hints when a next rate hike can be expected. In the following statement the Fed renounced its reference to global risks that would have a negative impact on the U.S. economy.

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Apr 27, 2016

LGT Navigator: Awaiting hints from the Fed

Equity markets traded sideways awaiting the U.S. central bank’s monetary announcement tonight and digesting disappointing quarterly earnings report from Apple and Twitter. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) is expected to leave key rates unchanged. However, Fed Governor Yellen’s comments will be scrutinized for any hints of a move in the months ahead.

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Apr 20, 2016

LGT Beacon: Despite headwinds, Japan remains on a reflationary path

The enthusiasm for Abenomics - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revival policy that began in 2013 - has long sub-sided. Foreign investors have been exiting Japanese equities over the past year, and international risk aversion has additionally strengthened the yen. But Japan’s longer-term economic data actually continue to improve steadily.

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