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Monthly Market Outlook by LGT Vestra

October 2017/November 2017

by LGT Vestra

This month saw the first Bank of England (BOE) rate hike in a decade, which raised the base rate a quarter of a percentage point to 0.50%. With inflation above the 2% target and unemployment at its lowest for 42 years, the rate hike was widely expected....Read More

September 2017/October 2017

by LGT Vestra

It was a similar story over the last month in markets to that seen throughout 2017 thus far. Although political rifts started to rear their head in Europe and there was little progress on Trump's reforms, economic data for the most part remained robust and...Read More

August 2017/September 2017

by LGT Vestra

The past month saw two catastrophic hurricanes hit the US and escalating tensions surrounding North Korean nuclear tests. Surprisingly, US equity markets have still managed to make new highs over the period, buoyed by economic conditions which still appear...Read More

July 2017/August 2017

by LGT Vestra

As we headed into the summer holiday season, earnings results worldwide seemed to support the positive market moves we have seen this year. The FTSE 100 and S&P 500 indices returned to near all-time highs following the slight pullback that we saw in...Read More

June 2017/July 2017

by LGT Vestra

After a long period of largely predictable central bank policy decisions and comments, this month saw a surprising shift in rhetoric. With central bankers appearing more hawkish than many expected, global bond markets sold off. In equity markets, the...Read More

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News & Blog

Chris Bourne's Budget Press Write-up

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered his Budget speech last week at its new place in the calendar, writes Chris Bourne of PIA...Read More

Monthly Market Outlook - October 2017/November 2017

This month saw the first Bank of England (BOE) rate hike in a decade, which raised the base rate a quarter of a percentage point to 0.50%. With...Read More