After some very volatile summer months in the financial markets, we are back to where we were in June. At first glance, not much seems to have changed. The two most important risk-free interest rates are again at their highest level since the beginning of the year. The German 10-year government rate is around 2%, […]
In deze video staan we stil bij wat er tijdens de eerste helft van dit jaar op de financiële markten is gebeurd en vooral wat dit, voor u als belegger, betekent. Vervolgens, naar jaarlijkse gewoonte, geeft onze Chief Investment Officer, Erwin Deseyn, een leestip mee. Een interessant boek dat hij recent heeft gelezen en graag […]
When we make our analyses of the financial markets, the departure point is always the same. We always start from the anchor point for all markets: the risk-free interest rate. It determines the valuation of shares and bonds. Let us look first at the European Central Bank (ECB). At the end of last year, there […]
In our previous newsletter, we informed you about the recalibration of our strategy following the war in Ukraine: international diversification, protection against inflation and active management. In fact, this meant a continuation of the strategy we had already embarked on in early 2020 when the corona crisis broke out, but with an even stronger conviction […]
How to protect the assets against inflation for an extended period and from the major economic consequences of the Russian invasion?
Exactly two years ago, we were all together in the first general lockdown of our lives. Business almost came to a standstill, and the expectations were that the economic damage would be incalculable. However, the rapid response of both governments (fiscal stimulus) and central bankers (monetary stimulus) ensured that confidence in financial markets was quickly […]
Given the current turbulence in the financial markets, we believe it is important to let you know how we are dealing with the effects of this event in our investments. It must have been a very unpleasant awakening for European political leaders. They completely misjudged the developments that led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. […]