Foreign exchange risk: investing in turbos

Foreign exchange risk: investing in turbos

01-07-2018, WEALTHEON

A turbo is a product which offers investors the possibility of exploiting leverage among a variety of underlying assets such as indices, equities, bonds, commodities and currencies. With turbos, you can speculate on the upside or the downside. Long turbos increase [...]

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Commodities: “How low can you go?”

Commodities: “How low can you go?”

28-12-2015, Wealtheon

The CBR index is a broad-based index that provides an insight into movements in commodity prices. This index fell by approximately 14% in 2015. In fact, commodity prices declined over a wide front following the global oversupply and the weakening world economic [...]

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Equities: worth buying, or should you take your profits?

Equities: worth buying, or should you take your profits?

19-06-2015, Wealtheon

In recent months, the question has often been asked as to whether it still makes any sense to invest in stocks and bonds. With a possible Grexit just around the corner we are likely to see a market correction. With rising interest rates, bonds are still yielding [...]

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Investors racing to the bottom

Investors racing to the bottom

07-02-2015, De Telegraaf

The return on bonds -the yield - continues to fall. Yet despite this, large sums continue to flow into bond markets, rather like air being pumped steadily into a bubble. Investors looking for a fixed income are finding things increasingly difficult.

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Is the bond bubble about to burst?

Is the bond bubble about to burst?

19-01-2015, VEB

A great deal has been written again in recent months about euro-denominated bonds. The reason for this is that the price of these bonds has gone up (risen) sharply as a result of interest rates that continue to fall in the euro zone.

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India and the gold mines on the red carpet

India and the gold mines on the red carpet

15-07-2014, La Libre Belgique

During the first six months of 2014, Indian equities and gold mines provided the best performance among the funds sold in Belgium. Whereas India was listed among the “five fragile economies” by forecasters at the beginning of the year, the country has [...]

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Trackers up

Trackers up

15-03-2014, La Libre Entreprise

It is possible to manage your portfolio actively based on index-linked products. Index-linked management offers numerous advantages. The principle consists of investing through passive funds, the so called trackers (ETFs), i.e. by using products that simply follow [...]

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5 favorite stocks of Victor Zwart

5 favorite stocks of Victor Zwart

18-01-2014, De Tijd

Google is still creating economic value for its shareholders. Everyone knows Google as a search engine, but the company is more than just a robot churning out search results. Google is also YouTube, Android and Chrome. In addition, the company is performing well [...]

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Asset management: Regaining a taste for risk

Asset management: Regaining a taste for risk

04-03-2013, Eventail Magazine

After healthy performance in 2012, will equities confirm their excellent form throughout the current year? Are they the best choice, or just the least poor alternative? Should investors stop being afraid to take risks? These were the principal topics addressed [...]

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Foreign currency: 4 escape routes for your money from the euro

Foreign currency: 4 escape routes for your money from the euro

16-06-2012, Netto - De Tijd

Anyone who is afraid of an escalation of the euro crisis ought to keep a proportion of their savings outside the euro. But beware: not all escape routes are equally safe.

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The five favorite equities of Victor Zwart

The five favorite equities of Victor Zwart

21-05-2012, De Standaard

Every day, people try to reduce the risks of life to an acceptable level. At the same time, they try to profit from life’s chances. The same is true of asset managers. The impact of a sharp fall in equity prices should be limited as far as possible, while the [...]

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Victor Zwart’s five favourite equities

Victor Zwart’s five favourite equities

12-05-2012, De Tijd

Victor Zwart’s five favourite equities

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Equities to benefit in 2011

Equities to benefit in 2011

01-02-2011, Juliette & Victor

When we asked them in June 2010, the economists of private banks recommended that we should no longer be afraid of shares and return to the markets. This is an argument which has not changed today.

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