The US merchant bank JPMorgan recently published its quarterly Guide To The Markets. This research is freely available (accessible via Google) and contains a wealth of information about global economic trends. It also takes a look at all developments in the financial markets. From this information, we have selected the following three graphs, which are of major interest to investors.
For nearly eight weeks , "non-essential" businesses have not opened their doors and for us, going out has been restricted. These restrictions have had a direct impact on the consumer habits of the Belgian population. Will these new practices go away once the lockdown has been completely lifted, now it seems that some of them are positive?
Today, we will take a look at how the European property sector is performing on the stock markets. An opinion you will frequently hear is that property offers some good diversification options in periods of uncertainty or difficulty on the stock markets. It is regarded as a physical asset that delivers predictable income – monthly rents. But is that really the case?
You have certainly heard this stock market adage before: 'Sell in May and go away'. This persistent 'advice' tells us that the stock market doesn't really do much between May and October. During these months, investors would therefore do better by stepping aside for a while. But is this a successful strategy, statistically speaking?