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Market Commentary | 02.10.2020
A golden age for gold?
The price of gold has corrected since the all-time high in August, and now more than ever investors are wondering whether they should buy. But what makes gold such a special asset class? In the latest Market Commentary, Michael Blümke looks at the extraordinary precious metal and how it fits into the fabric of the financial market.
Market Commentary | 10.09.2020
It also works without advertising
Between 2008 and 2012, Günther Schild, tortoise and financial expert at the German Finance Agency, advertised federal savings bonds. Today, however, he is no longer required to advertise German government securities. In our latest Market Commentary, Dr. Volker Schmidt looks at the popularity of negative-yielding bonds.
Market Commentary | 04.08.2020
What bridge construction and financial markets (sometimes) have in common
In June 2000, almost exactly 20 years ago, London’s Millennium Bridge was inaugurated. What does this structure have in common with developments in the capital markets? In our latest Market Commentary, Christian Schmitt answers this very question and explains the importance of sentiment data to actively managed multi-asset funds.
Market Commentary | 03.07.2020
Back to business as usual, or is it?
With the easing of lockdown measures across the world, one cannot escape the feeling that our lives are at long last gradually returning to normality. In capital markets, too, life goes on as before – or are we perhaps allowing ourselves to be lulled into a false sense of security? In our latest Market Commentary, Michael Blümke casts a critical eye on the current state of the world of investment.
Market Commentary | 03.06.2020
Endless purchase programmes?
Around the globe, unparalleled fiscal and monetary measures are being taken to prevent the current recession from worsening. Is there an alternative to the central banks’ purchase programmes? Dr. Volker Schmidt considers this question in our latest Market Commentary.
Market Commentary | 05.05.2020
Why should I care about what I said before?
2020 is turning out completely different than what we expected only a few weeks ago. The current crisis has once again reminded us all that circumstances can change dramatically in a very short time. Always critically examining one’s position while remaining true to one’s fundamental convictions is proving vital, especially in uncharted territory in the capital markets. In our latest Market Commentary, Christian Schmitt looks at the distinguishing feature that lies at the heart of what ETHENEA has always done.