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News | 12.12.2019
Despite all of the gloomy predictions, for the stock markets, 2019 will be one of the best years in recent history. The global recession that was priced in at the end of last year has not materialised. Instead, despite the ongoing trade dispute, and with central bank support, the global economy has "muddled through".
News | 21.11.2019
Similar to the ebb and flow of the tide, the world's stock markets are also subject to certain recurring fluctuations. While the winter and spring months are regarded as typical bull months, investors tend to fear summer and autumn. This is because many severe setbacks, such as 1987’s Black Monday or September 11 2001, occurred in autumn. As stock markets were often able to recover from these setbacks in November or December, the myth...
News | 28.10.2019
In addition to maintaining stable prices, the objective of the U.S. Federal Reserve is to promote full employment. However, it is currently facing an employment slowdown in the non-farm payroll sector and declining retail sales. External risk factors, such as Brexit and the U.S. - China trade dispute, appear to be on the verge of a solution, albeit not immediately.
News | 17.09.2019
Not even the Fed's first interest rate cut in July was able prevent the mood of purchasing managers in the U.S. manufacturing sector from entering negative territory. The new trade tariffs with China that came into force on September 1 - and those planned for later in the year - are definitely continuing to unsettle the managers. This increased uncertainty in the manufacturing sector has fuelled fears of an approaching U.S recession, with the inverted U.S. yield curve delivering yet another warning signal.
News | 10.09.2019
We are still seeing relatively low economic growth in the eurozone. While France and Spain have achieved comparatively good results this year, both Germany and Italy have underperformed. Furthermore, despite solid job...
News | 13.08.2019
With the price of gold currently at a six-year high, many investors are asking themselves whether it has reached its peak or if there is further upside to the precious metal. At ETHENEA, we believe that...