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Friday, May 29, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category COVID19,V,MA,AMZN,GOOG,Cisco,MCD,STMN,MDT,CRM,Streaming,NET,LLNW,FSLY,ROKU,RUBI,TTD
As US and global economies begin to reopen, US equity markets will likely enter a new phase. Some companies that have been hit hard by social distancing could be poised to rebound. Other companies that have benefited from trends during the economic lock-down may now be in an even stronger position.…
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Saturday, May 23, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category HealthCare
The healthcare sector is on the front line when it comes to fighting the coronavirus.
General Background:

Over the next five years, healthcare spending is projected to increase at an annual rate of 5%.
Aging population: People over 65 represent the world’s fastest-growing age group, a…
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Secular Growth Trends,USA,Europe
COVID-19 outbreak came along with a number of changes for the society – some of these changes are economic (higher rate of unemployment, higher market volatility)  while others are social (social distancing, remote working). Yet, many of these changes are expected to be of short-term nature (6 to 2…
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Monday, April 27, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category China,Emerging Markets
The COVID-19 lockdown period has been an unprecedented trial for humanity. On one hand, many individuals were banned from leaving their own homes, while on the other hand superpowers like China and some others tried to increase their influence on the world. But this was not successful and as a whol…
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Top Down View
Digest
The longer and deeper the pandemic runs, the more profound the future changes in the day-to-day consumer behavior will be! The number of aid packages dispatched by the central banks will prove sufficient provided consumer conduct returns to normal.
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Sunday, March 29, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Top Down View
The backbone of any successful society is mutual trust – the government in its population and vis-versa. Switzerland’s society is a prime example of this shared trust. Another key example is Singapore, where leaders enjoy a very high level of trust by the public. The Singaporean government has the …
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Sunday, January 12, 2020 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category FinTech,IOT
Digest:


 Disruptive technology is everywhere. The question is not whether or not it will happen, but rather when and how. Learn about possible impacts to the asset management industry.



 
 
Across most industries, d…
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Monday, August 5, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Interest rates,FED,Capex
On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, the FED decided to cut the federal fund rate by 25 basis points (bp).


According to Goldman Sachs, stocks are rated “near fair value”; this view is based on the present interest rate conditions and they see 5 positive means (as a result of the rate reduction) for th…
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Monday, August 5, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category XOM. CVX,CXO
Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. aren’t fazed by the drilling mistakes and funding hurdles smaller shale producers are running into in the Permian Basin.



The North American supermajors said Friday their strategy for the prolific oil field spares them from the slip-ups that sent shares of …
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Monday, August 5, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category US Defense
The bipartisan deal reached early last week has, among others, increased public spending by 3.7% for FY20. Defense spending increased 3.1% to 738bn. 
Based on broad market uncertainties (trade war), once can expect that the increased nationalism is positive of the US Defense sector (not exclusivel…
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Friday, August 2, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Trade war,Economic outlook
US President Donald Trump announced his intention to impose another round of tariffs on Chinese goods, escalating trade tensions between the two countries and causing a sharp reaction across financial markets.
 
What happened?
In a series of tweets on 1 August, President Trump announced his inte…
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category S&P 500,US market,Interest rates
On the back of a potential quarter percent rate cut, the S&P 500 closed at another record high on 26.07.2019.
 
Market sentiment isn’t just driven by the interest rate direction, but corporate fundamentals do guide to market too. In fact, company earnings outlook is clearly bottom up, while the i…
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category US market,CAT,MMM,GE,Amgen
Is the US economy slowing? A strong US Dollar is a headwind for US industrial groups such as CAT, MMM, and GE. These 3 companies are regarded as gauge for the remaining market.

Caterpillar is regarded as an economic indicator for the construction industry, mining, the energy sector and majo…
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Digitization of the financial industry,Fintech
Increasing digitization, increasing online consumer behavior and the still untapped potential of electronic payments are creating room for growth. But this playing field is not dominated primarily by established banks, but by a handful of Fintechs. Upcoming companies were able to prove this not onl…
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Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Dell,US Technology
Dell is trading at a bargain level according Barron’s. Dell is a tech conglomerate and the sum of its publicly traded stakes in other

companies worth around USDbn 59 when Dell market capitalization is only USDbn 39 currently. One of the most valuable assets of

Dell is its 81% stake in VMware.…
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Thursday, July 4, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category Top Down View
The global economic weakness and the trade conflict between the USA and China have in some cases left their mark on cyclical consumer stocks in Europe. However, the central banks have already signaled countermeasures to support the economy. We don’t think that the trade conflict will intensify any …
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Monday, July 1, 2019 by Ms. Schmid|Comment closed
within category IIOT,S&P500,Old economy,New Economy
The analyst consensus of the financial services provider Bloomberg shows that the five heavy weights the 12-months price target is close to 12 % above the current price levels, while the average for the remaining market and in particular for old style companies is in the low single digits.


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Monday, May 27, 2019 by Christophe Schmid|Comment closed
within category Trade war,IT
Assuming that the newly implemented technology transfer restrictions stay in place, one should expect the IT industry earnings to decline by low-single-digit percentages for the US tech, mid-single-digits for Asia in general, high-single-digits for Taiwan. In the case, the US implements a 25 % tari…
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Friday, May 24, 2019 by Christophe Schmid|Comment closed
within category KB Home,PulteGroup Inc,Toll Brothers Inc.
Most of this is now in the prices, however. Homebuilders stock performances are now close to the LT trend. The gap we had noticed earlier this year has almost entirely been filled. That said, against a backdrop of higher volatility linked to trade war, investors may concentrate on Domestic America …
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Friday, May 17, 2019 by Christophe Schmid|Comment closed
within category Europe,Climate
An ambitious EU climate & energy strategy:


·         20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% of EU energy from renewables and 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020
·         40% cut in greenhouse gas emissions, 32% of EU energy from renewables and 32.5% improvement in energy efficienc…
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