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Best of 2022 – The most read articles of the year

Best of 2022 – The most read articles of the year
Best of 2022 – The most read articles of the year
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Before we look back on the past year – a note on our own behalf: Erste Asset Management’s investment blog was awarded “Best Financial Blog Corporate” in the DACH region for the fourth time in a row.

Every year, the VBV Smeil Alps Award selects the best financial blogs in the German-speaking region. This is sponsored by VBV-Vorsorgekasse. Smeil stands for: Stockmarket Media Entrepreneur Internet Leadership. A total of 180 finance blogs were nominated for the award this year.

The year 2022 was marked by crises – the war in Ukraine, increased inflation and the energy crisis. This extraordinary situation has made itself felt on the capital market. These issues were also reported on our investment blog. The statistics for the year 2022 reflect that posts on the war in Ukraine and financial literacy in particular were read most frequently by our readers. An overview of the ten most-read blog posts can be found here:

Military conflict Russia-Ukraine

Ukraine Flagge

Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine in February. The financial markets reacted with price declines, a rise in the price of crude oil, a decline in the value of the Russian ruble, and price increases in credit-sensitive government bonds. For an assessment of the market situation, see this blog post.

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What happens to equities when interest rates rise?

Aktien und Zinsen

The year 2022 has so far brought significant price losses on the stock markets. Both the US and European markets corrected. Inflation and rising interest rates are often cited as the reason. But why is this the case? This blog post will explain to you the connection between stocks and interest rates.

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What is behind the recent crypto crash?

Most cryptocurrencies have recorded a massive loss in May 2022, which is why uncertainty is rising in the capital markets. Uncertainty factors include, in particular, high inflation rates and the war in Ukraine. What led to the crash of cryptocurrencies? Erste AM Chief Analyst and Crypto Asset Specialist Harald Egger explains what is behind it.

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Ukraine war accelerates renewable energy development


The extreme rise in the price of oil and natural gas due to the Ukraine war led to a rethink in Europe: many states are striving for sovereignty in energy supply. The expansion of renewable energies and storage technologies will proceed even faster. Erste AM fund manager Alexander Weiss explains the situation.

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Interview: What do the sanctions imposed on Russia mean for our funds?

Ukraine Konflikt - Porta Nigra leuchtet blau und gelb

What impact do the sanctions imposed on Russia have on our funds? Alexandre Dimitrov has been a senior fund manager specializing in the Russian and Central and Eastern European equity markets for more than 20 years. In this interview, he explains the situation in Ukraine.

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The impact of the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine reinforced already existing trends. Moreover, the global recovery scenario still holds, but recession risks in Europe have increased. In this article, we highlight the possible impact of the war in Ukraine on the key points for an investment decision.

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What is the key interest rate?


The key interest rate of the European Central Bank (ECB) is currently 2.50 percent. Savings account interest rates are significantly below this key interest rate. When someone takes out a loan, they usually have to pay significantly more than the prime rate. In this article, we will discuss the role of the key interest rate and which interest rates are relevant.

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The invasion of Ukraine by Russia and its massive effects

Within two years, the global economy was confronted with two negative developments: the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The former triggered a slump in the global economy and subsequently led to a rapid recovery. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered a commodity price shock. Read more about the impact of the Ukraine war in this blog post.

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We would like to thank you, our readers, for your loyalty and wish you a good start to 2023.

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