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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Investments in March: Earnings per share are looking good

    Investments in March: 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. The economic recovery is likely to continue and boost inflation in the short term. Thanks to the improving economic environment, earnings per share are once again at their pre-crisis levels.

  4. Inflation rate: Increase has little impact on economic recovery

    Interview with John Woods: Optimism despite rising inflation

    The markets will be preoccupied with the rising rate of inflation in the first half of 2021. Yet, the increase might prove to be fleeting. The signs in the financial markets are favorable, so further economic recovery is possible.

  5. Investing in February: Cyclical stocks offer opportunities

    Investing in February: 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. Many factors indicate that the second wave of the coronavirus will have less of a negative impact on the economy than the first. For that reason, we are leaving our overall equity allocation unchanged, but we are adding more cyclical securities to the mix.

  6. Equity markets: Expected economic recovery raises hopes

    Credit Suisse House View: Hope is rising on equity markets     

    The probability of an economic recovery is growing. Current vaccination campaigns against the coronavirus and economic policy measures are strengthening those hopes. That increases the potential returns on equity markets – especially in emerging markets. 

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    Crisis-proof investment. Invest in gold and protect against market risks.

    Investors have an effective tool against the risk of economic crises and high inflation: Buying gold. Fact is, the precious metal is a safe investment in turbulent times as well. Find out how investors can invest their money in gold.

  8. Investing in December: Emerging market equities increasingly important

    Investing in December: 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. Economic recovery is being impeded in Europe and the US by the latest COVID-19 wave. This is not the case in China and other North Asian countries that have the virus better under control. At the moment, emerging markets are likely to be of particular interest to investors.

  9. Interest rates expected to remain low for the long term after the pandemic.

    An interview with Michael Strobaek: What investors can expect after the pandemic.

    The pandemic is posing a major challenge for the world economy and taking a heavy toll, especially on the service sector. According to Michael Strobaek, Global Chief Investment Officer at Credit Suisse, the pandemic also has an upside: attractive equities and low interest rates in a world after COVID-19.

  10. Investing in November: Our forecast in brief

    Investing in November: 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. The economic recovery currently carries risks, not least because of the second pandemic wave. However, there are still return opportunities. Equities in cyclical sectors are currently particularly attractive for Swiss investors.