Interest rate turnaround: 1 year of positive interest rates
The laws of economics continue to apply
Swiss growth stocks in the storm
Rising interest rates are compressing valuations. Now a recession looms and earnings revisions are feared. TheMarket puts the situation in perspective and explores the question: Is now the time to act?
Are there alternatives to stocks? Yes, but none is better
Stock market bear markets regularly raise the question of stock alternatives. The simple answer: Of course there are
alternatives. Whether they are better is an open question.
The "Value Style" continues to swing on top.
René Dubacher and Paul Schibli, Senior Portfolio Managers at Swiss Rock Asset Management, explain how they maneuver through the turbulence with their Quant model.
Gold can be green too
Gold medal for gold investments: Even in the current crisis, the precious metal has proven to be the best protection.
Focused growth funds: easy come, easy go
The violent rotations between different investment styles has struck fear into the hearts of investors in growth funds since the end of 2021. With the surprising rise in inflation, investors' focus has shifted away from growth stocks to spurned value stocks.
More shine with clean gold
Investors are also increasingly paying attention to sustainability when it comes to gold investments. Swiss banks and asset managers are showing innovation.
How to invest in gold sustainably?
Even in this crisis, gold has shown that it has lost none of its function as crisis protection. The table below lists the six most severe stock market collapses this millennium and the development of the financial markets this year.
How did emerging market equities perform during the last Ukraine-Russia (2014) crisis?
When assessing the Ukraine-Russia crisis, one can distinguish three main scenarios:
«Vendre au son du clairon, acheter au son du canon»
Two major issues are preoccupying the stock markets: On the one hand, Russia's current threatening gestures towards Ukraine are rightly worrying market participants on the global capital markets. And on the other hand, the markets - after an excellent year for equities in 2021 - have reacted nervously to higher inflation rates and & interest rate fears in 2022 to date, correcting by over 10%.
Europe offers added value with substance ("value") shares
In October 2021, the inflation rate in the U.S. exceeded 6% for the first time in decades; the result was a significant rotation on the stock markets. Inflation fears have erupted and redirected expectations: To curb inflation, central banks would have to completely change their policies, away from low interest rates and generous money supply expansion to rising interest rates.
Multifactor equity forecast: Update 2022
The year 2021 was a very eventful year from an equity perspective. Supply chain problems, inflationary pressure, a wave of regulation in China and new earnings records are just a few buzzwords that can describe the movements on the financial markets.