Strategic Income Fund – Update

This year was again a good year for equity investments and one should guess that investors are jubilating. The upword trend has not been a smooth one. S&P 500 Index showed corrections between 4 % and 7 %. Many investors are not or only partly invested. Only few investors participated from the whole YtD move. …

Market Monitor 4/2019

Economic growth is slowing, inflation is low and the labour market remains robust. The central banks remain unchanged in their loose monetary policy until the economic data demands new steps. The quarterly reports were mostly positive and exceeded the low expectations. Stock valuations are elevated in the US and slightly above the long-term average. They …

Market Monitor 3/2019

The US bond market shot up due to surprisingly poor economic data and led to an inverse US yield curve (long bond yields lower than short bonds). An inverse US interest rate curve has historically led to a recession in the US 15 months later. However, there were exceptions where a recession did not occur. …

Market Monitor 2/2019

China worries about the job market and wants to boost the economy with fiscal impulses. Europe is weakening more than expected in the wake of China and Italy is even falling into recession. The US is doing relatively well with a continued robust labour market and good consumer sentiment. The FED confirms that, taking into …

Challenging
financial markets 2018

Last year was one of the most challenging in the financial markets since the last financial crisis. After a friendly start, a first correction already followed in February. The recovery from end of March until May led to a more optimistic investors-sentiment as this move was supported by good economic and company figures. In June …

Strategic Income
Outlook 2019

Strategic Income Fund invests mainly into income-oriented assets in the US and international markets as well. Last year the big challenge was the FED policy of increasing interest rates. In February our investment strategy turned to risk off. We realized a little loss and stayed invested secure in the money market with the US-Dollars paying …

Financial Centre with international standards

Transparent, secure and highly professional is the financial centre Liechtenstein after a consequent restructuring. The government and the supervisory authorities succeeded with the implementation of European Law and international guidelines into national law while keeping enough space for innovative concepts. It should be emphasized that Liechtenstein has a very progressive law on investment fund regulation …

Market Monitor 9/2018

Debt has risen sharply over the last 10 years, both in states, companies and private households. The higher level of debt has generally worsened the quality of borrowers and defaults will increase with rising interest rates. The bond markets are massively overpriced due to the various actions of central banks. This was understandable while there …