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English Portfolio Management

What access to Chinese bonds?

Exposure to the renminbi and the Chinese economy is to be desired (this century will be dominated economically by Asia/China and exposure to Asia/China is necessary), so the crucial question remains: what is the best way to achieve this.

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English Guide

The Equity Imperative

Stocks should be a long-term investment to share in the performance of companies and reap a residual share of their profit. You shall remember that wars, pandemics, depressions, recessions, inflation and other new factors may strongly reduce your wealth temporarily, but stocks are the best way to participate in the growth of the economy.

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English Markets

Interest rates: EUR and CHF – March 2021

Already in March 2020, the ECB broke a taboo by allowing itself to buy more than 33% of a country’s debt for its massive asset purchase program. This removal of limits previously set in similar programs was considered by many commentators to be a risky measure for financing government deficits. Christine Lagarde had then indicated, […]

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English Markets

Trading Restrictions

Promoting a stock on the social media platform Reddit does not seem to come close to criminal behavior. However, if manipulation were to be found after the fact, the damage could hardly be compensated

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English Markets

High frequency trading in Switzerland

Using intelligent algorithms, a state-of-the-art infrastructure connected to exchanges and enormous computing capacities, high-frequency trading companies exploit tiny price differences in fractions of a second to gain an advantage over other market players and reap the profits

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English Non classé Portfolio Management

Investing in the spring of 2021

Prices have reached an unreasonable level at least in the U.S. and in some industries and sectors such as information technology (computers, semiconductors) and green technology where fundamentals no longer seem to matter and P/E ratios are often above 30. In other markets, Swiss, emerging or European, prices, although quite high, remain more reasonable.

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English Markets

US Interest Rates: Causes and Outlook

The sharp rise in U.S. interest rates has heckled the equity markets at the beginning of the year, and the evolution of rates will also be crucial for ETF investors over the medium term. Even passive investors, unless they have a fully systematic investment plan, need to avoid bad entry points into the markets, especially before a sharp rise in interest rates.

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English Personal finance

Savings costs

Bank fees have risen sharply in recent years in the low or negative interest rate environment. Controlling investment fees (management fees, custody fees and transaction fees in particular) can be astronomical.

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English Portfolio Management

Fixed or flexible intervals

According to the Boglehead philosophy, a mechanical plan must be developed and implemented. For the overwhelming majority of investors, I am convinced that this is the best possible approach: it is possible to contain overconfidence or avoid damaging behavior in the event of temporary market irrationality.

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English Markets

Robinhood

The success of Robinhood is simple: It is hidden commissions under the guise of free services to investors. The company sells client orders to market makers (who actually use them for profit) and financial service providers.