Whereas other commodities (such as copper and oil) performed well, many disappointed investors seemed to have turned their backs on gold. Even though this year saw a sharp rise in inflation around the world, the gold price hasn't yet been reflected in the outliers of 2021. Is this a trend that is going to continue? Or not? Our Geert Van Herck explains.
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In 2021, September once again lived up to its reputation as a bad month on the stock markets. Worldwide, stock markets fell between more than 5% to as much as 10% during this month. However, the stock markets have got back to their upward trend since the start of October. Should investors prepare for a year-end rally? If you were to ask us, we would say yes.
You can probably work out for yourself that shares in tobacco manufacturers or coal mines would not be classified as "'sustainable investments". But what about the sustainability level of other companies? Where can you find their ESG ratings?