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 …

From euphoric to anxious and back

Current financial market reports make investors either euphoric or anxious. Where does the journey go from here? We don’t know! Last week the DAX Index lost 3,3 % and closed below the important 12.000 point support line. Except the US equity markets more or less all other indices performed negative this year. Although the move …

Market Monitor 8/2018

The judgment of the financial markets is obvious. The US economy will win the trade war. The US stock market rises in August 3% while Europe falls 3.5% and China 5%. The mining companies face a decline by 10%, signalling a future slowdown in commodity demand and thus a slowdown in economic growth. All of …

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 …

Rising rates cause market turbulences

Strategic Income Fund with solid development 2018 YtD             – 1,86 % 2017                       +4,66% 2016                       +2,63% Since the mid-February sell-signal we invested our liquidity into the money market with a focus on capital preservation and a modest income stream. This year stock markets have been very volatile and we saw mainly FAANG stocks (Facebook, …

Market Monitor 6/2018

Particular caution is required! The global economy continues to grow positively despite regional slowdowns. Rising inflation is within the target of 2%, so that the pragmatic normalization of monetary policy can continue. The unemployment rate is falling and in some places even full employment prevails. Corporate earnings for 2018 are expected to grow at a …

Market Monitor 5/2018

The investors seem to believe in the good deals that the US will achieve in the various negotiations. In May, the S & P500 rose + 2% while the SMI, ESTX50, NIKKEI 225, Hang Seng and IBOVESPA fell between -1% and -11%. The elections in Italy created additional uncertainty. The EUR lost almost 4% against …

Strategic Income Fund – Update

We have got a sell signal on February 12th. Now 100 % of our assets are invested in the money market and therefore we are protected against price fluctuations. As our investments are in USD we get right now quite good interest rates. We were invested for almost the whole year 2017 and achieved after …

Market Monitor 03/2018

The rhetoric in the US trade dispute against the world is aggressive. The ongoing negotiations in the background, are generally described as constructive and attune all sides optimistic. However, the Chinese do not want to let Trump walk over them easily. They have the possibility and the will to stand up to the US economically …