Weekly Insights

Artificial intelligence

Do you think that artificial intelligence can be endowed with "consciousness"? This week, John Plassard talks about advances in machine-human communication.

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The reign of Generation X

Did you know that, according to a study by Switzerland's Federal Statistical Office (FSO), Generation X constitutes 36.2% of the working population? In his weekly insight, John Plassard reveals all about the investment opportunity that this generation born between 1965 and 1981 represents.

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Catastrophic crypto meltdown

Since a peak in November last year, bitcoin has fallen by more than 70%. Is 2022 the end of crypto-currencies? In this Weekly Insights, John Plassard shares his thoughts.

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The Golden Age

In these uncertain times, there are very few assets that one would want to move into. Gold, however, could be one of them and take investors by storm in the coming weeks and especially during the second half of this year. Listen to John Plassard to find out more.

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A matter of physics

Quantum physics has been a fantasy for many years and a subject of many science fiction films. Today, this concept is becoming a real investment theme. The race for speed is on. John Plassard has made it the subject of his latest Weekly Insights.

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Higher prices at the pump

Last night, gas prices hit a new all-time high for the 12th day in a row. What are the consequences for the economy?

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Food protectionism and high inflation

On Saturday, India announced a ban on wheat exports, leading to a new all-time high in wheat prices. Are protectionist steps by exporting countries to be feared? Let John Plassard talk you through this.

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China's situation

Between the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, manufacturing activity in China has fallen to its lowest level for two years. What are the consequences for the Chinese economy? Find out more in this Weekly Insight with John Plassard.

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A significant rate increase

Tomorrow night's Fed meeting could lead to a significant rate increase that breaks with the tradition of the previous tightening cycle. What would this mean for consumers? John Plassard shares his views in his Weekly Insights.

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Thriving financial markets

Despite many headwinds (war in Ukraine, return of the Covid in China, higher inflation, inversion of the yield curve or aggressive monetary normalization) the financial markets do not stop progressing… How come?

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Biohacking

Some individuals are taking back responsibility for their own health and innovating. They are known as Biohackers. From chip implants to meditation, the future of health looks eclectic.

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Gas, an update on the situation

This week, John Plassard takes a look at gas, its consumption and its prospects in the current context of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. The figures are striking

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Food supply

Over the next three decades, the world will need to double its food supply to be able to feed its ever growing population. Could vertical farms be the key to overcome the lack of arable land?

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The EU’s trade deficit with Russia

Russia’s oil and gas exports have been rising during the past years, giving the country the status of major supplier of the European Union. How can we expect the trade balance to evolve? Let John Plassard talk you through this.

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Metal update

In an already stretched supply chains environment, things could get worse in several industries as Russia and Ukraine lead the global production of metals such as nickel, copper and iron. How can we expect the automotive and aerospace industries to react?

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Nanotechnology

Today, John Plassard puts a special focus on something that is very small but bears a huge importance in our society: nanotechnology. What is it exactly and in which sectors can this technology help future developments?

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Energy: what now?

John Plassard shares a complete overview on the international energy situation with the current geopolitical uncertainty: will the Ukrainian tension find a resolution? If conflict should occur, what is the impact?

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Autonomous Vehicles

We've been hearing for a long time about autonomous vehicles, how innovative they are and how they will flood our roads... John Plassard dives into this topic in his Weekly Insights.

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Carbon Capture

Carbon poses a threat to the future, so is the carbon removal industry something real? How does it work? John Plassard has investigated this hot topic for you.

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Investing in health

Other than pharmaceutical companies, who is interested in investing in the healthcare sector? A revolution is on its way in this sector. Let John Plassard tell you more in his Weekly Insights.