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YIELD RADAR: June 2018
YIELD RADAR: June 2018

YIELD RADAR: June 2018

Global economic growth can be described as robust in recent months but fl attening in its momentum.
What is new is that the homogeneity between countries and regions is not as high
as it was a few months ago. Especially between Europe and the USA, meanwhile, we can
see clear differences. This picture is also confi rmed in the case of infl ation. In the US, actually
measured infl ation rates are rising. In addition, many leading indicators of infl ation point to
price pressures in the coming months. The danger of overheating of the economy is there. In
Europe, the picture for the leading indicators is much more relaxed.
The latest increase of the key lending rate by the Federal Reserve Bank to a new span of 1.75
to 2.00 percent was expected by the market participants. The European Central Bank expects
its key reference rate of zero percent will stay unchanged at least during the course of summer
2019.

30 years of falling interest rates – what is ahead of us?
30 years of falling interest rates – what is ahead of us?
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30 years of falling interest rates – what is ahead of us?

Let’s start with a trip down memory lane: Do you remember the scenery 30 years ago – on the financial markets, and in our personal lives? The 1980s – many of the older generation are still thinking back to the “good old times”. There were no smartphones and no data kraken. Instead, we had shoulder […]

Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario
Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario
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Financial Markets Monitor April: upside-down scenario

On 3 April, we held our monthly Investment Committee meeting. Only three weeks after the previous one – three weeks that were tightly packed with issues, as we can see in the performance data of the most important asset classes. Equities and high-yield bonds have lost value, whereas Eurozone government bonds and emerging markets bonds have recorded gains. An upside-down scenario, compared to previous months.