Market Thoughts Archive
Posted on February 27, 2020
We often mention the importance of diversification when investing, and the new coronavirus outbreak just proves our point again. An event like this could not have been predicted but it affects the markets. Discipline and cool headedness might help investors through the issue.
Posted on February 19, 2020
American stock markets are going higher by the day. It seems that no one wants to miss out the momentum we see on the market. S&P 500 made 117 days without a -5% pullback. Such a bullish market may see small fluctuations but historically goes higher on the longer term. Many other circumstances support this.
Posted on February 12, 2020
Gold price went to a 7-year high, while gold-backed ETF holdings broke records in January, reported World Gold Council. We have already written about how it’s a good idea to keep an eye on gold this year. The precious metal’s performance in the first month of 2020 proves this.
Posted on February 05, 2020
Negative or close to zero interest rates are spreading across the developed world. Now 38 German banks impose it on clients while some financial institutions started to use such a rate in the Netherlands too. We don’t expect this trend to turn over.
Posted on January 29, 2020
Global population is aging fast. According to OECD, by 2060 there will be 9 seniors for 10 working-age people in some countries. This will lead to serious socio-economic changes and pension problems. To get through them, higher taxes and private pensions may be inevitable.