US companies have recorded high earnings and sales growth, as reflected in the drastic increase in share prices.
After the strong stock market year 2019, the chances are good for further price gains on the Moscow stock exchange. The extremely low valuation of the shares and the high payout rates make Russian shares one of the most attractive stock market segments. Read more in the interview with ERSTE STOCK RUSSIA fund manager Alexandre Dimitrov.
After a strong setback in December 2018, technology stocks made a brilliant comeback in the first four months of this year. ESPA STOCK TECHNO fund manager Bernhard Ruttenstorfer explains the reasons for the new price appreciation, from which the technology sector benefits and what must be considered when investing.
Biotech shares are regarded as highly promising due to the innovative strength of the sector, but they also tend to be subject to drastic price fluctuations both ways. After a long period of consolidation, biotech shares have embarked on a clear upward trend since May 2018. Harald Kober, Senior Fund Manager, explains the reasons for the investors’ optimism.
Equities have without a doubt benefited from falling or low interest rates in the past. Along with company earnings, the level of interest rates is indeed a crucial driver of dividend-paying shares.
Shares (equities) and equity funds – the same or not? Only a small minority of Austrians invest directly or indirectly (via equity funds) in shares. Is it the fear of losses or the lack of knowledge about this asset class that make investors shy away from it?