In the fastest devaluation of the stock markets in history, most of the leading indices reached their lows on March 20, 2020. The weeks after, and also the reporting month of April, were characterized by a rapid recovery. The support programs communicated by the global central banks created confidence and tailwind in the stock markets, Continue reading »

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The month of March was all about the continued spreading of the corona virus. Globally, various countries followed one another and declared a national emergency because the virus had hit not only Europe but also the United States with full force. The longer the situation was underestimated by politicians and government officials, the more drastic Continue reading »

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ICM AG – UPDATE |

A couple of days ago we met some business partners in Bratislava to inform them about some news within ICM. Accompanied by these turbulent times around corona-virus, it was a difficult but also interesting timing to talk about investment opportunities. The launch of our conservative structured products strategy (AESC) this month is, in our view, Continue reading »

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In February, the corona-virus epidemic has dominated global headlines. While falling case numbers in China initially eased the situation somewhat, share prices came under massive pressure after the middle of the month after the virus had also established itself in Europe, especially in Italy. The S&P 500 Index suffered the worst trading week ever in Continue reading »

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After a very positive year for investors in 2019, the global capital markets got off to a turbulent start to the new year. While the signing of the phase 1 trade deal between the USA and China was particularly celebrated in the first half of the month, this and all other economical topics were strongly Continue reading »

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