The stock exchanges have gone through a rollercoaster ride of shedding 25% in value in March before rebounding sharply and even setting new highs, for example in the USA. In view of the difficult situation due to the corona virus and the resulting tense economic situation, many investors have asked themselves whether it might still pay off to buy after recent share price increases.
Two developments stand out on the markets. Firstly, the inflation rate priced into bond yields has not risen lately. Secondly, the US dollar is once again under pressure (DXY) against a basket of established currencies. The yield radar bond market provides an indication.
On top of the corona situation, two additional developments have been crucial for the development of the financial markets. The central banks have been pursuing a very expansive regime on a global scale, and at the same massive stimulus packages have been passed in an effort to get the economy up to speed again
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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.
The first reporting season of 2020 in the USA is dominated by the corona crisis. What trends can be seen from the Q1 figures for the rest of the year?
The selection of stocks based on certain factors has become popular again in recent weeks due to the corona virus crisis. What are the stock strategies that can benefit you the most? We present the most important ones.