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Fed continues inflation fight with moderate hike

The Federal Reserve increased interest rates by 25 basis points in an effort to balance its fight against inflation with the need for stability in the financial sector. The move, which increases the federal funds target range to 4.75-5.00%, was largely in line with investor expectations. While...

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Dual challenge

Given the turmoil in the banking sector, central banks seem to be confronted with a dual mandate. While the fight against inflation remains the primary goal, the rate hike cycle is starting to show signs of fracturing. Therefore, the risk of an escalation of the banking crisis could play a...
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Markets trade strong ahead of tricky Fed decision

Equity markets were making gains to start Wednesday’s session ahead of a difficult interest rate decision by the Federal Reserve due in the evening. The central bank is stuck between a rock and hard place as battling stubbornly high inflation with higher rates could potentially exacerbate...
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Market sentiment remains fragile ahead of the Fed decision

Following the turbulence surrounding the banking sector in the US and the quick takeover of the major Swiss bank Credit Suisse by UBS, the previously tense situation on stock markets seems to have calmed down somewhat yesterday. The focus is now on the eagerly awaited monetary policy decision...


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Thematic investing: Healthy lifestyle in your portfolio

The healthcare sector is in the midst of fundamental change. What opportunities does this present for investors?

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Stagflation, then and now

The strained global economic environment is giving rise to talk of stagflation – but what is stagflation, exactly?
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What happens when a company is kicked out of a stock index?

It recently happened to Tesla, and Lufthansa experienced it during the Coronavirus crisis: both were removed from a stock index. Does such a removal impact just a company’s image or does it also have financial repercussions?
Gold was a long-term investment trend in the 70ies.
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Gold: the investment trend of the wild 1970s

Private individuals were prohibited from owning gold in the US for decades. This was followed by a wild bull market for precious metals with a sudden end.

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