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Dividend shares with new momentum
Dividend shares with new momentum
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Dividend shares with new momentum

Half a year ago we launched a new equity fund, which offers an investment opportunity in global equities with a stable dividend yield above market average. At the same time, we take into account criteria of sustainability as well as social and ethical criteria in the stock picking process. We spoke with Alexander Sikora-Sickl, who is responsible for the investment process, about the performance since the launch of the fund and about the environment for dividend shares.

Tailwind for biotechnology companies
Tailwind for biotechnology companies
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Tailwind for biotechnology companies

Biotechnology shares have been among the top performers in the past ten years. After the above-average performance from 2010 to the beginning of 2015, hedge funds set off a consolidation that is now coming to an end. The NASDAQ biotechnology index, the most important barometer for biotech shares, has gained 25% in the year to date (source: Reuters Datastream, as of 31 August 2017).

Global stock markets: Break, correction or worse?
Global stock markets: Break, correction or worse?
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Global stock markets: Break, correction or worse?

The probability that there is another leg up for global equity markets is bigger than a significant correction in the near-term. However, there are no guarantees when it comes to investments in stocks in contrast to, as somebody said, the purchase of a vacuum cleaner. In case that the earnings momentum is cooling down or, for example, the macro-backdrop deteriorates, an extended period of equity markets going sideways or a correction cannot be excluded.

German car (emission) cartel excluded from responsible investment universe
German car (emission) cartel excluded from responsible investment universe
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German car (emission) cartel excluded from responsible investment universe

Did VW, Audi, Porsche, Daimler, and BMW collude to form a cartel? Did they deliberately try to suspend competition? The media seem to have discovered a violation of anti-trust law, and their research suggests a link between the diesel emissions scandal and the agreements reached in joint task groups.

Afterthoughts on the Turkish referendum
Afterthoughts on the Turkish referendum
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Afterthoughts on the Turkish referendum

After the ballots were counted on 16 April 2017, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported that “Yes” had won by securing 51.4% of the votes, which was later also confirmed by the Electoral Commission. Serious concerns were raised by the OSCE. It is also important to note that the referendum took place during a “state of emergency”. That is to say, in a highly repressive climate in which the President and the government controlled the media, jailed critical journalists and leaders of pro-Kurdish parliamentary opposition, and arbitrarily detained and prosecuted the President’s opponents. The result of the referendum has paved the way for the most controversial changes that Turkey has faced in its history.

What investors can learn from Maria Theresia and the Vienna stock exchange
What investors can learn from Maria Theresia and the Vienna stock exchange
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What investors can learn from Maria Theresia and the Vienna stock exchange

Austria celebrates the 300th birthday of Maria Theresa. She was born on 13 May 1717 in Vienna. It was her who founded the Vienna stock exchange in 1771 on the basis of an imperial patent (see image), after an earlier, failed attempt in 1761. Even though a lot has changed politically, economically, and technically since then, the eventful history of the Vienna stock exchange is still very instructive for every investor.