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Jul 19, 2019 3:08:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: The case for a sustained bull market

A dovish monetary policy shift outweighed concerns about slowing economic growth and the so-called trade war, fueling the strongest first half-year US equity rally since 1997. The short-term upside thus looks rather limited, amid a relatively weak earnings season. In the medium term, a successful soft landing of the US economy should sustain further gains.

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

LGT Navigator: Geopolitical tensions overshadow earnings season

Various negative corporate news items (e.g. from Morgan Stanley, Netflix or SAP) as well as a possibility of an intensifying Iran conflict weighed on stock market sentiment yesterday. The prospect of interest rate easing in the near future and a solid earnings result from Microsoft, however, led to a late recovery on Wall Street.

Jul 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: Fed Beige Book highlights likelihood of rate cut

The Fed's regular economic report published yesterday evening confirms that the US economy is growing at a moderate pace. However, there is widespread uncertainty about the trade conflicts, the Fed's report stated.

Jul 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US banks with solid results, but cautious outlook

Billions dollar profits by major US banks and stronger-than-expected US retail sales are giving rise to optimism, but the outlook for the banks remained cautious in view of the prospect of falling interest rates, which prevented a continuations of the recent stocks rally.

Jul 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM | LGT Navigator

LGT Navigator: US earnings season picks up speed

Citigroup's quarterly results marked the start of the corporate reporting season, which came in mixed. As a result, the New York Stock Exchange was unable to follow last week's record rally, despite support from positive US economic data.

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