US government bond yields have risen significantly in recent weeks. How does Erste Asset Management’s Head of Fixed Income Wolfgang Zemanek assess the interest rate development and the role of the central banks? Read more in the current blog interview on the bond markets.
In recent days, equities and other risky asset classes have come under pressure despite the fact that in the year to date the optimism about an economic recovery has been on the rise. Is that a case of “buy the rumour, sell the fact”? Had the good news already been priced into the market? Or is there another mechanism that could be driving the future development?
Corporate bonds from emerging markets: environmental focus and calling out companies on their sustainability efforts are turning into a success factor. Senior professional fund manager Péter Varga explains the latest trends and developments.
Central bank targets for inflation may be met earlier than expected in some countries. This environment has led to an increase in government bond yields. We explain how it came about.
As the year 2020 comes to a close, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Parliament have put their respective programmes for the fight against the crisis on track for next year. The MEPs recently approved the approximately EUR 1.1tn Community budget for the next seven years, which includes EUR 750bn in Corona aid.
Emerging market corporate bonds are an interesting asset class in the current low-rate environment. Péter Varga, Senior Professional Fund Manager at Erste Asset Management, answers the key questions on the current environment.
High-yield corporate bonds are currently in keen demand again, driven by the energetic steps taken by the central banks in their fight against the coronavirus crisis.
China has navigated the crisis quite well so far and that the growth rate of industrial production has picked up, too. All this in an environment where investors are looking for suitable investment opportunities. The Chinese bond market may just be what they are looking for.
A year ago India was one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Today the world looks completely different because of COVID-19. But no matter how bad the conditions in India are, Prime Minister Modi’s popularity is on the rise. Could he really emerge from the crisis as a profiteer?
Whether the measures taken by governments and central banks will take effect – these remain the decisive questions for the capital markets. The investment strategy of the YOU INVEST funds continues to be dominated by the pandemic and the measures taken to combat and contain the consequential losses.