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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 22nd January 2018

Interview: “Future 2050 – the era of sustainability and smart machines”

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Dr. Ulrich Eberl (c) Siemens Ertz

Dr. Ulrich Eberl is one of the most renowned German-speaking scientific journalists and futurologists. He holds a PhD in biophysics from the Technical University of Munich and was Head of Global Communication  for research and future trends for 20 years at Siemens.

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Paul Severin am 15th January 2018

YIELD RADAR: January 2018

The strong economy together with the good sentiment on financial markets supports the preference of the investors towards riskier asset classes. Inflation in the developed economies remains subdued. Many market participants expect inflation to moderately pick up during the course of the year. US Federal Reserve bank will continue its policy of moderate rate increases. At least three more interest rate hikes are realistic in 2018. For the Eurozone a first increase of the base rate is expected in the coming year at the earliest.

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Harald Egger am 11th January 2018

Bitcoin Basics

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What are Bitcoins?

Bitcoins were developed in 2009 as a virtual, digital currency by one person or group with the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoins are not physically tangible and are thus also difficult to grasp mentally for many.

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Gerhard Winzer am 08th January 2018

Ten economic hypotheses for 2018

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The current environment is very positive for the capital markets: strong growth, low inflation, supportive monetary policies, good earnings growth, and low volatilities, i.e. fluctuations. Also, the numerous risks have not had a significantly negative impact on prices. However, the phase of rising prices started as early as March 2009. This environment implies that any change in the relevant parameters such as growth, inflation, and monetary policy would be tantamount to deterioration, given that improvement is not possible anymore. The most important question asked by investors at the outset of 2018 is therefore whether this positive environment is still here to stay.

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Paul Severin am 04th January 2018

Best of Erste AM Investment Blog 2017

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2017 was a positive year on the global capital markets (see blog from 2 January 2018). We have analysed which blogs were the most popular ones last year.

 

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Paul Severin am 02nd January 2018

2017: a positive year on the global capital markets

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Capital markets recorded a positive year of 2017. The performance of the various asset classes was of the textbook variety: the higher the risk, the higher the return. At slightly more than 1%, even low-yield asset classes such as euro government bonds or US Treasuries (in USD) posted positive rates of return1). This came as a surprise seeing that many experts had expected higher yields for government bonds, which would have come with negative effects on prices.

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