Market outlooks

Experts predict super cycle for raw materials
Investors are watching the recovering raw materials market with suspicion. There is even a commodities supercycle on the way, according to Jeffrey Currie, the global
Russian Gazprom facility
Ukraine: elephant in the commodities market room
In periods of low interest rates, high stock market prices and persistent inflation, the usually volatile commodity markets are once again in the sights of
Emerging markets
Top 5 Emerging Markets Equities: Schroders in the lead
2021 was one of the worst calendar years for emerging markets in the last decade, according to senior manager research analyst Ronald van Genderen of
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Luxembourg private banking growth outpaces Switzerland 
Private banks in Luxembourg have seen their assets under management double since the 2007-8 financial crisis, according to a survey conducted by KPMG and the
Philippe Gijsels, BNP Paribas Fortis
Green transition leads to higher inflation
In the medium term, the green transition may further fuel inflationary risks, according to ECB board member Isabel Schnabel in an interview with the Financial
Service station
Economist's view: the oil crisis of 2022
The two oil crises of the 1970s are notorious. In 1973, the oil price went from $3 a barrel to $12 a barrel in two
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Mr Market: the pandemic is over
So goes January, so goes the year, it is sometimes said. If so, Mr Market has decided that the Covid-19 pandemic is behind us. This
Pigeonholing on the beach 
Economist's view: the fight against the pigeonholing spirit
An equity portfolio can be approached in various ways. There is a division between domestic shares and foreign shares, or a division based on market
Drawing a lightbulb
Economist's view: five lessons from 2021
The nice thing about the investment profession is that creativity is more important than striving for perfection. Striving for a perfect world runs the risk
Oil market
Top 5 Energy stocks: Schroders in the lead
Energy sector equities are having a good year. In recent years, however, investors in the sector have had a rough time of it. With the