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Real estate prices following the pandemic in Europe and Switzerland

The demand for real assets, especially real estate, is enormous in Europe. Unless interest rates rise sharply or the economy slows down, this situation does not seem to be easing.

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Inflation, Interest Rates and Forex (Q2 2021)

Various forecasters have changed their view of the dollar and now expect a robust development rather than weakness due to a possible rise in interest rates.

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Passive investing and investor activism

Passive investment funds such as ETFs are effectively managing a growing share of the corporate world. Vanguard and BlackRock should further develop their charter of good corporate governance practices.

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Outlook of the U.S. economy for global indices

Looking at the indicators to watch out in order to avoid investing at the peak in U.S. stocks, it seems that the positive points dominate in the short and medium term, but that the problematic factors are deep and could materialize in the longer term.

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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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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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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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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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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.