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.
Nowadays, everyone is thinking about the next new thing! And yes, that includes us. We are bringing a completely new savings and investment solution to the investment world. Would you be interested in getting acquainted with it before anyone else, as a Keytrade Bank customer?
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?
More commonly known as HR, a human resources team is an essential department in any company. And the more employees there are, the more the HR department becomes important. As the first point of contact when starting a job at a new company, we have regular contact with HR. They know a lot about us. But what exactly do we know about them? Today, we discuss all of this with Frédérique Dricot. She has been a very busy Talent Acquisition Lead, as at Keytrade Bank we are regularly looking for highly diverse profiles.
We are often encouraged to buy Belgian and buy locally. Belgian apples, chocolate bars and chips are always good choices. However, as far as shares are concerned, too much of a local approach can be risky. How do you protect yourself against home country bias in your investments?
You can see here that cyclical equity sectors perform best when the US 10-year rate starts rising. But what is the impact of a rise in long-term interest rates on the different regions and styles that investors can choose to include in their portfolio?
Many economists and stock market experts are predicting higher long-term interest rates in the next few years. For the moment, we will leave to one side the question of whether this prediction will turn out to be true or not. But supposing it is the case, would you not like to know which sectors will benefit from a potential rise? Our Geert Van Herck explains.