Gabriela Tinti am 12th December 2016 (c) Fotolia
Stephanie Clam Martinic (Senior Fund Manager Multi Asset Management) and Gabriela Tinti (Senior Fund Manager Equities Emerging Markets)
In spite of the increase in prices, the interest in real estate is unwaning
In view of the current level of real estate prices, direct real estate investments are hardly affordable anymore for private investors. The purchase of real estate requires substantial equity at the outset, which for the investors is associated with high risk. In addition, incidentals and administrative costs for the construction and maintenance of the construction project are a burden. Whoever wants to buy real estate, should also have the necessary know-how in the field, because any two properties are never the same. An alternative solution to participate in the rising value of real estate is to invest in real estate funds.Read more
Harald Egger am 05th September 2016 © Fotolia.de
Real estate has been in high demand from investors for a while. The keen interest in “concrete gold” has also moved the shares of real estate companies into the limelight of investors.
Harald Egger am 05th March 2015 Foto: Shutterstock.com
We have seen European equities outperform their American peers in the year to date, both in local currency and in euro. Not even the increase of the US dollar relative to the euro of 8% made a difference to that. What is this pro-European optimism based on? After all, the US economy has seen a significantly better development than the Eurozone. The same is true for US companies, which have been recording profit growth, as opposed to Europe, where profits have generally been falling recently. The uncertainties in Greece and Ukraine only add to this scenario.