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  1. 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.

  2. Alternative investments: Means to diversify a portfolio

    Alternative investments: A deep dive into the most common myths

    Persistent myths surround alternative investments. That being said, this asset category likely makes sense as a portfolio complement, especially in the current environment: both as a valuable source of returns and for portfolio diversification. A closer look at the most common myths regarding alternative investments.

  3. Investieren in China: ESG-Faktoren nehmen an Bedeutung zu

    Investing in China. Focus on sustainability and corporate governance.

    China has caused a stir with its announced sustainability goals. Corporate governance and sustainable investments are to be promoted in the future. What impact will this policy shift have on the markets?

  4. Volatile markets: Investing in turbulent times

    How to invest in volatile markets.

    The start of the year was characterized by high volatility on financial markets – a situation that is likely to persist for some time. That makes it all the more important to adopt the right approach to securities. Investor recommendations for a well-equipped portfolio in turbulent times.

  5. Commodity markets proving highly sensitive to war in Ukraine.

    Conflict in Ukraine. Commodity markets also suffering the shock.

    The conflict in Ukraine is also likely to impact Europe's energy transition because commodity markets are reacting to the current news coverage with extreme sensitivity. The crisis could cause changes with benefits for renewable energies while accelerating some measures aimed at energy conservation.

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    What is a bond?

    Bonds are a popular source of funding for companies and a preferred financial instrument for investors. But what is a bond? How can I buy a bond? And is it a worthwhile investment? Here are the key facts about bonds for beginners.

  7. Bonds: How interest-rate developments affect returns

    Bonds react to interest-rate developments. What it means for investors.

    The price of a bond may change during the term. How interest-rate developments impact the value of fixed-interest securities, what role the duration plays in this, and how investors can strategically align their bond portfolios.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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.