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The rise of Asian tech
Information Technology has been one of the top performing global sectors in recent years – as compa-nies continue to cash in on major advances in themes such as mobili-ty, big data and automation. Last month, the tech-heavy Nasdaq index finally surpassed its previous...
Sell in May, still good idea?
For years it looked the financial anomaly ‘Sell in May’ was still resistant throughout the years. This phenomenon, also called the ‘Halloween Effect’ is about lower or negative returns in the stock markets from May till end of August. The saying is that investors...
‘Exciting’ Saudi opportunities as market opens in June
Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with plans to open its stock market to foreign investors in June. Currently, non-resident foreigners, through swaps, only make up 1% of the market in terms of both value traded and percentage held. This is compared to 64% ownership...
Fundamental drivers more important than FX
While a stronger US dollar can be both positive and negative for the performance and profitability of individual US equities, we still be-lieve the overall asset class is poised to deliver attractive interme-diate and long-term returns. Typically, the negativeimpact...
Opportunities on UK election uncertainty
For the second time in succes-sive elections, no single British political party is set to govern the country on its own. A hung parliament and coalition government is the likely scenario for the UK, but the make-up is far from certain. Jeremy Lang, ArdevoraHistory...
You CAN make money in ‘death trap’ airlines
There is an old adage in investment: ‘You can’t make money in airlines’. Death trap? This has been true for a number of decades, with Warren Buffett once labelling aviation an investor “death trap”. However, in recent years, the often-maligned sector has been...
Why Ethenea prefers investing in OECD-countries
Guido Barthels explains why Ethenea prefers to invest only in OECD-countries.
Focus on vola-rules by Guido Barthels
Guido Barthels from Ethenea about Investing. Focus on strict volatiltiy rules and only investing in OECD-countries.
Avoid the ‘deteriorating’ high yield credit market: Stenham
The attractiveness of high yield credit has increased in recent months, as the energy-heavy sector was sharply impacted by the disruption in the oil market in the second half of last year. This has resulted in a sharp investor move to the asset class this year,...
“Does Eurozone QE now make “Grexit” more likely?”
Unprecedented stimulus in the Eurozone – sovereign QE, negative deposit rates, depreciating Euro and cheaper oil – is having a positive effect not just on asset prices but also on underlying economic growth. Economic lead indicators in Europe bottomed in October...
Nasdaq Lists The AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF
Nasdaq announced that US Bancorp will list a new exchange-traded fund (ETF), The AlphaMark Actively Managed Small Cap ETF (Symbol: SMCP), which will begin trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market today, April 21, 2015. "The AlphaMark Small Cap ETF will provide actively...
Euronext launches spotlight options on Grandvision, D'Ieteren and Ontex
Euronext launches new spotlight options on GrandVision, D'Ieteren and Ontex shares (option trading symbols: GVN, IET and ONT).The spotlight options are available on the derivatives market of Euronext Brussels (D'Ieteren and Ontex) and Amsterdam (GrandVision). Spotlight...
ERI Scientific Beta announces new organisation of its Asia-Pacific activities
ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider set up in 2013 by EDHEC-Risk Institute, the leading international risk and asset management research centre, has announced a new organisation for its Asia-Pacific activities. Frédéric Ducoulombier becomes Business...
Niek Hoek steps down from Supervisory Board NIBC Bank
Niek Hoek has informed NIBC Bank that he decided to step down from the Supervisory Board of NIBC with immediate effect. Mr Hoek joined the Supervisory Board of NIBC in 2005. NIBC regrets and respects his decision and thanks Mr Hoek for professionally fulfilling...
At 30, Nasdaq-100 Recognized as Benchmark for Innovation
Once considered a pure play on technology stocks, the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX), which celebrated its 30th anniversary on January 31, 2015, has emerged as the de facto benchmark for broad-based innovation, representing the "new global economy," according to a recent...