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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.