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Paul Severin am 15th December 2017

YIELD RADAR: December 2017

Global economic growth is very robust, and the emerging economies have picked up momentum. The purchasing managers’ indices in November had dropped slightly from previous levels, suggesting a moderate slowdown of Q4 global economic growth.

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Gerold Permoser am 07th December 2017

Capital markets outlook for 2018: Will the party hold on?

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2017 is drawing to an end, and the bottom line is positive. The outcome is significantly better than we had expected. Since the financial crisis in 2008, the global economy has never expanded more quickly and especially concertedly than in 2017. Also, inflation has surprised on the downside, falling short yet again of the expectations held by central banks and analysts.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 05th September 2017

US debt ceiling keeping the financial markets on their toes

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Author: Felix Dornaus, Senior Fundmanager

The Trump administration should be keeping the financial markets on their toes in the coming weeks. Yet again, the issue is the government debt which will soon reach its statutory maximum.

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Gerold Permoser am 04th July 2017

Germany: is the economy about to face a hot summer?

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The IFO business climate index calculated by the Munich-based IFO Institute is regarded as the most important German economic indicator. At 115.1, the value released for June last week was the highest since the launch in January 1991. It was also clearly above the value that had been expected by the financial analysts on average. The signs for substantial economic growth in Germany seem favourable.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 20th June 2017

A niche product with solid returns: hybrid and subordinated bonds with investment grade rating

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Author: Christin Bahr, Product Management Securities Erste Group

It has been half a year since the launch of the new hybrid bond fund. Reason enough for us to talk to Roman Swaton, Senior Fundmanager.

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Gerhard Winzer am 06th June 2017

The global economy based on the Goldilocks principle

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The global economy is growing moderately, inflation is low, and the monetary policy is loose. This environment supports many asset classes from bonds to equities. The political uncertainty has been absorbed rather well so far too. Will this situation last?

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Johann Griener am 28th April 2017

Curves (part 3) – peaks and troughs

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Investing for the long or the short term? This is the question bond investors ask. In this blog, we will have a look at German government bonds with a remaining time to maturity of two years (2Y; short) and ten years (10Y; long). More specifically, we are interested in the yield differential between the long- and the short-term interest rates. The technical term here is the “slope of the yield curve”.

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Johann Griener am 21st April 2017

Curves (part 2) – land of unlimited possibilities

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USA, the land of unlimited possibilities, the Grand Canyon, and the Big Mac. Here, everything is bigger, better, and higher. But is this also true for interest rates?

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Johann Griener am 18th April 2017

Curves (part 1) – not only a topic for race drivers

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Have you ever been to the Monte Carlo F! Grand Prix? If so, you may have witnessed the problem of turning into a curve too late. The race car hits the crasher barrier faster than the driver can react, and a lot of money has to be thrown at the repair job.

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Gast-AutorIn / Guest Author am 17th March 2017

What effect does the French election have on the bond markets?

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Author: Stephanie Clam Martinic
Senior Fund Manager Multi Asset Management

In 2016, election results surprised us twice: both the Yes vote for Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory in the USA were unexpected, but did happen. This prompts the question of whether the European Union (EU) is in peril because of the French elections in April.
Will Marine Le Pen win the presidential election in France and then lead the country – one of the original founders of the European Union – out of said union?

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