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ICM AG – Market Report 2020/08 |

August, which is usually known as a rather quiet month when it comes to financial markets, showed very friendly stock markets. As if there weren’t any summer vacation days, US stocks rose over 7%. But a lot is different in 2020 anyway. At the Jackson Hole Economic Forum, Jerome Powell announced that the FED will Continue reading »

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July was marked by sidewards moving markets. While the leading American index gained less than 1%, the Euro Stoxx 50 even lost more than 2% (both measured in EUR). Bonds from both regions made a positive contribution. While the markets weigh the continual opening of the economy against the again increasing number of Covid cases, Continue reading »

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The positive development in the financial markets continued also in June, on average. However, it became clear that just looking at the broad indices is insufficient to intercept the entire market picture. While e.g. the S&P 500 Index has made up most of its losses since the Corona crash, many sectors and especially the so-called Continue reading »

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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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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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