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

LGT Navigator: Fed delivers next interest rate cut

As generally expected, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) lowered its key interest rate again by 25 basis points. Fed Chairman Powell justified the move with the cooling of the global economy and the continuing smoldering trade conflict. The Bank of Japan maintained its already extremely expansionary monetary policy, but also held out the prospect of further easing. Investors are now eagerly awaiting further monetary policy decisions by the SNB, the Bank of England and the Norwegian Central Bank.

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

LGT Navigator: Fed to take another step

The Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to lower its key rate again tonight at 8pm (CEST). A rate cut of at least 25 basis points is expected. In addition to the ongoing trade conflict with China, the Fed is also likely to include the recently increased geopolitical risks in its decision. Before the Fed and other central banks will announce their decision, investors' sentiment remains cautious.

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

LGT Navigator: Threatening Middle East escalation and rise in oil prices clouds market sentiment

The latest geopolitical tensions in the Middle East after the attack on Saudi oil refineries led to the sharpest oil price rise since the Gulf War in 1991 and depressed stock market sentiment at the beginning of the week. Since the US blames Iran, there is an increasing danger of a further escalation.

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

LGT Navigator: After the ECB's interest rate decision is before the Fed's interest rate decision

After outgoing ECB Chairman Mario Draghi pulled out all the stops on monetary support last week, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is now in the focus of attention. The Fed is expected to deliver a further rate cut on Wednesday, but this will not meet all expectations.

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

LGT Navigator: ECB President Draghi pulls out all magic tricks

ECB President Mario Draghi feels compelled to significantly expand the ECB's expansive monetary policy in view of the gloomy economic outlook for the euro zone and the global economy. The central bank announced a comprehensive package of measures to support the economy, including renewed bond purchases.

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