Markets Update Thursday 05/03/2020 – Told ya’!

Frankfurt – 05/03/20 Told ya’! Billions in aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to stem the corona epidemic as well as cash injections from some central banks around the globe encouraged stock market traders on Wednesday. Today, however, the world of the stock market looked very different, and many investors fled. The lines of concern regarding the economic impact …

Markets Update Wednesday 04/03/2020 – Wishful trading?

Frankfurt – 04/03/20 Wishful trading? The stock markets continued to recover on a broad front this Tuesday. It seems as if investors paid tribute to the Fed’s surprise interest rate cut the previous day. In addition, the BoC (Bank of Canada) now also lowered the country’s key interest rate by 50 basis points from 1.75 to 1.25 per cent. These …

Markets Update Tuesday 03/03/2020 – Fed surprises, G7 disappoints

Frankfurt – 03/03/20 Fed surprises, G7 disappoints Investor hopes for G7 action were disappointed today. The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors have not taken any concrete measures. The fact that the US Federal Reserve surprisingly cut the key interest rate by 50 basis points allowed investors to take action before the uncertainty returned. The US Secretary of the …

Cannabis stocks under the microscope

Cannabis stocks had a hard time with investors in 2019. Quarterly balance sheets have caused disillusionment in the market. But when the big players weaken, the hour may come for the small ones. Cannabis is a growth market. Against the backdrop of further regularisations, companies in this sector offer impressive growth prospects. But the majority of recently published balance sheets …

Is gold getting cheaper again?

2019 has been a dream year for gold investors. The precious yellow metal has risen in price by almost 15 per cent. In recent weeks, however, the gold price has crumbled somewhat. Is there now a threat of a correction? The feared end of the world has failed to materialise. The recession signals have fallen silent, the early economic indicators …

Draghi’s last appearance

The horror of German savers – or the saviour of the Eurozone? Mario Draghi has polarised as President of the ECB. Zero interest, penalty interest for banks, bond purchases – Draghi pulled out all the stops in the fight against the economic downturn. On Thursday he gave his farewell show – and drew a positive balance of his presidency in …

Central banks stock up on gold

Central banks around the globe continued to increase their gold reserves in August. Turkey was particularly hungry for the precious metal – the country’s central bank did not allow itself to be deterred by the high gold prices in the summer. In the weak month of July, the international guardians of the currency had only stocked up on 12.8 tonnes …

Hong Kong’s Money Scarcity & Bitcoin

Protests by government opponents have been shaking Hong Kong for several weeks. Given the uncertain situation, the population is stocking up on cash – but this is set to become increasingly scarce. The protests in Hong Kong have intensified further over the weekend. The country’s police used tear gas against demonstrators. The country’s head of government, Carrie Lam, surprisingly imposed …

Certificates Trading

With certificates, it is possible to bet on falling, rising, stagnating, and very volatile prices of one or more underlying securities. The term is regularly unlimited. The contractual structure differs significantly. They range from bonus models to cap certificates, a precise price representation through to knock-out securities. Trading takes place both on the stock exchange and OTC. In the latter …