Macro Update

Use of US stimulus checks

US households received a 3rd stimulus check last month, as part of the various rescue plans voted by Congress. Did this money pour back into the US economy or was is rather saved or used toward debt? Listen to Valentin Bissat's analysis and discover the statistics.

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Accra-Islamabad

Ghana and Pakistan, both rated B-, have returned to the international bond market recently. How did the markets react and how could we describe their respective success? Listen to our expert Catherine Reichlin to find out more.

Macro Update

Central banks – low for longer, but for how long?

In March, many central bank meetings took place. Whether the ECB, the US Fed or our very own Swiss National Bank, what is the main message coming from them and what does it imply on our asset allocation? Listen to our Chief Economist Gero Jung.

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Can money buy peace of mind?

In a falling yield environment, investors worry about their re-investment risk but in a rising yield environment, which is currently the case, it is the issuers who worry about having to face higher costs. So what can they do? Our expert Catherine Reichlin will answer this question using the example of the car rental company Avis.

Weekly Insights

Der Halbleitersektor, eine ruhige Erholung trotz des Sturms?

Würden Sie in den Halbleitersektor investieren? Dieser Sektor, der in den Sturm des Abschwungs an den US-Technologiebörsen geraten ist, profitiert dennoch von der Wiederbelebung der Wirtschaft. Hören Sie, was John Plassard zu diesem Thema zu sagen hat.

Macro Update

How is the US dollar doing?

Is dollar weakness over and what does it mean for asset allocation? Listen to the view of our economist & strategist Marie Thibout on this subject.

Bond moment

Green isn't a shield

Stars are aligned and the fight against climate change may have found its financing tools: green bonds. While records in terms of new issues will very probably be broken in 2021, let’s not forget that green bonds are first and foremost bonds… and are subject to the same market risks than any other bond. Let Catherine Reichlin explain you more in her Bond Moment.

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Das Weltall und die Eroberung des Finanzmarktes

Die Investmentbank Morgan Stanley geht davon aus, dass die globale Raumfahrtindustrie innerhalb von 20 Jahren einen Umsatz von mehr als 1 Billion Dollar generieren könnte. SpaceX entwickelt derzeit wiederverwendbare Raketen, um die Startkosten zu senken, was einen historischen Wendepunkt bei Investitionen in die Raumfahrt markieren könnte. Würden Sie in die Raumfahrtindustrie investieren?

Macro Update

Fed's "Operation Twist" programme

Federal Reserve members are meeting today to discuss the monetary policy stance in the US. Given the rise in long-term yields, Fed Chair Powell will certainly be asked about a possible “Operation Twist”. But what is it exactly? Listen to our expert Valentin Bissat.

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Same but different

Today our financial expert, Catherine Reichlin talks about the recent global increase in long-term yields. Indeed, while the pandemic has brought the monetary and fiscal policies to converge, the end of the crisis seems to accentuate gaps between countries and create discrepancies.

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«Wetten Sie niemals gegen Amerika»

«Wetten Sie niemals gegen Amerika», sagt Warren Buffet im jährlichen Aktionärsbrief, in dem er Berkshires US-Aktiva im Jahr 2021 anpreist. Hören Sie, was unser Experte John Plassard dazu zu sagen hat und wie er das aktuelle Wirtschaftswachstum sowie die Position der USA gegenüber China erklärt.

Macro Update

The US consumer is on fire

US consumer spending, which represents more than 2/3 of total US economic activity, appears to be on fire... Could that be a sign of recovery for global growth? Listen to our Chief Economist Gero Jung to know more.

Bond moment

Nature bonds

A new type of bond could be created this year: Nature bonds. The protection of biodiversity is now emerging as a crucial issue for financial markets, given that more than half of the world's GDP is based on natural resources. Pakistan could be the first state to take the plunge! A case to follow.

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Ist das Ende der Tech-Unternehmen gekommen?

In den aktuellen Wochennews weist John Plassard auf die Herausforderungen hin, die dieser wirtschaftliche Abschwung für Technologieunternehmen und ihre Stellung im Markt mit sich bringt. Die FANGs stehen vor beträchtlichen Problemen. Dies führt zu folgender Frage: Ist dies das Ende der technologischen Werte?

Macro Update

Sectorial allocation update

Time to switch from growth to value stocks? Listen to our economist & strategist Marie Thibout, giving us a sectorial allocation update, to know more about this question.

Bond moment

Reflation

The word reflation is currently around every corner... what is it exactly and how does it affect bond markets? Let Catherine Reichlin tell you more about it in her Bond Moment.

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Sand

Unterschätzen wir nicht alle die Bedeutung und den Wert von Sand? Hören Sie sich John Plassards Erkenntnisse über diesen wichtigen Rohstoff an.

Macro Update

Cyclical equities

Why do we maintain a positive view on cyclical equities in a context in which analysts fear that the reflation trade is already priced into markets, and rising long-term yields in the US could hurt equities? Listen to Valentin Bissat to know more.

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Total.ly surprising

Catherine Reichlin today reflects on Total's surprising announcement to issue only sustainability linked bonds to finance its operations. Will investors respond more favourably than when Repsol made a similar attempt in 2017?

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Rendite US-Staatsanleihen

John Plassard legt heute einen besonderen Fokus auf die Rendite die US-Staatsanleihen und beantwortet in diesem Zusammenhang 5 wichtige Fragen. Warum steigt die Rendite der 10-jährigen Anleihen so stark an? Ist das Risiko einer Inflation wirklich so hoch?... Hören Sie sich seine ausführliche Analyse des Tages an.