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YIELD RADAR: March 2018

The global economy and the Eurozone continue to grow strongly. Furthermore, the Eurozone is currently experiencing new impulses for greater European integration through the new government in France and the coalition between CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany. On the other hand the outcome of the elections in Italy brought a politically instable result. The ECB meeting beginning of March did not include significant news.

Of concern of most market participants is the expected introduction of tariffs on steel (25%) and Aluminum (10%) by the US government. The unorthodox tactic of the new US-president confuses the market and leads to increased volatility. For the next meeting of the US-Federal Reserve on 21.3.2018 markets expect a rate hike.


Source: ERSTE-SPARINVEST;; Data as of 28 February 2018; Fund-Ratio: Yield – see footnote 1)

1) NB: the fund ratio “yield” equals the average yield of the securities held by a fund prior to costs for forex hedging; please bear in mind that this ratio is not equivalent to the fund performance. For the fund performance (i.e. the development of the value) of the aforementioned funds, please refer to the overview table on page three. The above-cited table does also not account for any fees reducing return such as the management fee or individual account or depositary fees.

2) The risk classification of investment funds is based on the SRRI-indicator. The calculation is based on European regulatory requirements and forms an integral part of the Key Investor Document and gives the historical volatility of the fund unit price on a scale from 1 to 7, with 7 being the highest risk. More information about the calculation of the indicator:

Development of bond yields of US- and EUR-Government-Bonds and EUR-Corporate-Bonds
Investment-Grade (02/2013-02/2018)

Development of bond yields of European High-Yield-Bonds compared with global High-Yield-
Bonds and Emerging-Markets-Corporate-Bonds (02/2013-02/2018)


Please note:
The development of historic yields is not a reliable indicator for future developments of a specific asset category or asset class. The charts above do not include any fees or costs.

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Data as of 28.02.2018.

The performance and volatility (3 years) is calculated in accordance with the OeKB method. It already includes the management fee. However, the illustration is net of the one-off load of up to 3.50%, wich falls due at the time of purchase, and of other fees that reduce the return as well as of the individual account and deposit fees. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of the future performance of a fund.



Legal note:

Prognoses are no reliable indicator for future performance.

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Paul Severin

Paul Severin has worked at Erste Asset Management since April 2008. Until 2012 he was responsible for the company’s product management; he has directed communications and PR activities since April 2012. From 1992 to 2008, he was director of equity fund management and deputy director for institu...


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