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Equity returns and dividends: it depends on the market phase
Equity returns and dividends: it depends on the market phase
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Equity returns and dividends: it depends on the market phase

To most people, the notion of the performance of shares relates to changes in the share price. This does not take into account the second component of return, i.e. the dividend. Simply looking at the share price development seems too one-sided to me. After all, dividends may account for up to a third of total return, as is the case for example for the shares listed on the Vienna stock exchange. However, shares with strong dividends do not generate the highest total return in every phase of the market.

Style management in practice: part 1
Style management in practice: part 1
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Style management in practice: part 1

A clear sense of style is not only important in fashion, but more and more so in equity management as well. But what does “style” mean in equity management? Do stylistic preferences change over time, like in fashion? If so, what triggers those changes? Questions upon questions, but before we go into detail in part 2 of this series, let us first clarify what we mean by style(s).

The year 2016 was full of broken trends on the stock exchanges
The year 2016 was full of broken trends on the stock exchanges
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The year 2016 was full of broken trends on the stock exchanges

Another year has passed, and it is time to look back. The year on the stock exchanges started out worse than in a long time. After only a few trading days, losses averaged 10%. The fear of economic turbulences originating in China dominated the markets. Meanwhile the currency of choice during a crisis, gold, was […]

The equity bull market that no-one trusts
The equity bull market that no-one trusts
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The equity bull market that no-one trusts

Equities got off to a terrible start into 2016. At the end of February, a short but intense sell-off was triggered by the emergence of concerns over a slump of the global economy in connection with China. However, since mid-February the international indices have been on the rise without any significant breaks. Not even the […]