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  1. Investment strategy: How investors should behave in the bear market

    Fear is not an investment strategy

    We are in the eye of a storm: While fear of inflation and recession dominates Wall Street, Main Street companies are seeing full order books. The latter, however, are suffering from disrupted supply chains and a huge shortage of workers. In such stormy times, we do well to remember the basics: Fear is not an investment strategy. But how can investors deal with bear markets?

  2. Investing in September: Our forecast in brief

    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. In recent weeks, investor sentiment has brightened somewhat thanks to the recovery in the stock markets. It remains uncertain whether the price collapse has been overcome. Forecasts on economic growth are clearer: This is expected to be only 1 percent in 2023.

  3. Energy crisis creates promising investment opportunities

    Energy crisis creates promising investment opportunities

    Given the urgency of the latest crisis, the energy transition is moving center-stage again at a global level. In addition to mobilizing capital, the race to come up with the best ideas has begun worldwide. The prospect of innovations also creates promising investment opportunities – what investors need to know.

  4. Global monetary policy under pressure

    The month of April was the second-worst month on the stock market in almost 50 years. War, inflation, rising interest rates, concerns over a shortage of electricity, and concerns over a recession in particular have already led to many investors throwing in the towel. This, in turn, is putting monetary policy in a difficult position. What’s next? The implications for investors.

  5. The 2022 real estate study. Focus on residential real estate funds.

    The 2022 real estate study. Focus on residential real estate funds. 

    The overnight shift from working in an office to working from home has also affected real estate funds. The results of the 2022 Credit Suisse real estate study show what impact the pandemic has had on the real estate market. What investors need to know about residential real estate funds. 

  6. Investments in March: High volatility on financial markets

    Investments in March: 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 end of the pandemic is barely in sight, and new clouds are already appearing over the financial landscape. Given the current geopolitical unrest, market volatility will remain high for the time being.

  7. Financial market: Commodities prices are soaring.

    Commodities prices are soaring. Is the energy industry recovering?

    Investments in the areas of energy and energy efficiency ought to have decent prospects on the exchanges in 2022. Nevertheless, renewable energies are still lagging behind. Rising commodities prices and the recovery of the traditional energy industry on the financial markets will probably give a boost to alternative energy sources as well.

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    Investing in December: Our forecast in brief

    The Credit Suisse perspective on economic and financial market developments over the short to medium term and their implications for investors. Despite supply chain bottlenecks, Swiss companies recorded higher corporate profits than expected in the third quarter of the year. Find out more about the current situation in the financial markets and key insights for investors.

  9. Inflation is at a new high

    Interview with Burkhard Varnholt: Inflation is at a new high

    There appears to be no end in sight for the post-COVID-19 economic upturn. In Europe and the US, inflation is at its highest level for years. "It's the main thing investors want to talk about," says Burkhard Varnholt in the interview and he explains the role supply chains and electricity prices play in this.

  10. A transformation with investment prospects: The decarbonization of the economy

    The decarbonization of the global economy is in full swing. This Supertrend is attracting a great deal of capital – particularly for companies that are involved in the expansion of the necessary infrastructure. This is resulting in interesting prospects for investors in connection with what are known as "pork cycles."