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  1. Investing in October: Our forecast in brief

    Investing in October: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse gives its perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and looks at the implications for investors. We will have to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic for some time to come. Nevertheless, the economic recovery has begun. Equities are continuing to soar, boosted by solid profit growth and favorable financing conditions. Japanese equities in particular are appealing to investors right now.

  2. Investing in September: Too soon for equity overweighting

    Investing in September: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse gives its perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and looks at the implications for investors. The economy is continuing to recover. At the same time, the central banks are maintaining their support through monetary policy. That means that, despite the Delta variant of COVID-19, equities are likely to remain the most appealing asset class. Investors should nonetheless err on the side of caution.

  3. Bull markets: Equities remain the most attractive asset class

    Bull markets like this are a rare occurrence. Interview with Burkhard Varnholt

    The financial markets are going through extraordinary times. The current bull market is proving to be amazingly resilient, despite the widespread doubts expressed by investors. In the interview, Burkhard Varnholt explains his view of the stock market situation and why he expects equities to remain the most attractive asset class in the second half of the year too.

  4. Investing in August: Overweighting of equities premature

    Investing in August: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse gives its perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and looks at the implications for investors. The easing of COVID-19 restrictions is allowing the Swiss economy to continue recovering, and the recovery is expected to cause a bump in corporate profits and long-term interest rates to rise.

  5. Investing in July: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse gives its perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and looks at the implications for investors. The financial markets are pointing to economic recovery. Global GDP growth is expected to reach 5.9% this year. In Switzerland, private consumption is likely to return to normal by early fall for many sectors.

  6. Interview with Burkhard Varnholt: Elevated inflation is most likely temporary

    The last twelve months have left their mark on the global economy: Various bottlenecks have resulted in increased prices and inflation. Despite this fact, stock market prices are climbing upwards. But how long can the bull markets last? Find out more in this interview with Burkhard Varnholt.

  7. Investing in June: Selected cyclical market segments look interesting

    Investing in June: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse gives its perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and looks at the implications for investors. The ongoing return to economic normality is cheering investors; however, there also some potential pitfalls for financial markets. As protection against heightened volatility, Credit Suisse is keeping its equity allocation neutral for now.

  8. Interview with John Woods: China leads economic recovery

    In the race toward economic recovery, China is ahead of other countries. While Europe is also making strides toward normal economic activity by ramping up its vaccination campaigns, the US is lagging behind. The global imbalance is affecting the equity market forecast as well.

  9. Investing in May: Return outlook for equities relatively good

    Investing in May: Our forecast in brief

    Credit Suisse's perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and their implications for investors. Despite growing euphoria on the international financial markets, Credit Suisse is not expecting any significant changes. For this reason, it is keeping its equity allocations at the strategic level for now.

  10. Interview with Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe: Economic upturn is causing the volatility of equities to soar

    The economic recovery is continuing apace. Investors are asking themselves, "are we in a bubble already?" Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe states her position on the market situation. She explains why investors need to anticipate volatility on the equity market and what trends are to be expected on the bond market.