Commodities as an investment alternative
The commodities market is probably one the least known and most unpredictable for the majority of investors.
The importance of living in a sustainable world
If there is a fact that shows us the importance of living in a sustainable environment and focusing on the environment is that 29 July was the Earth Overshoot Day, i.e. the day when humanity consumed all the resources available for that year. The current pace is increasing and growing exponentially every single year.
What are profitable and socially responsible bonds?
At BBVA Switzerland, we are conscious that our main mission is to safeguard our clients' wealth, but this objective is not incompatible with maintaining our commitment to a sustainable future. What are profitable and socially responsible bonds?
Bonds and loans to finance green technologies
Green technologies, such as renewable energies, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, can help to reduce the impact of human action on climate change. In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued the world's first green bonds aimed at financing and developing these technologies. In Spain, BBVA signed its first green loan in 2017, worth 500 million euros.
Next steps in the Eurozone's monetary policy
The European Central Bank's recent meeting and its decision not to raise rates until the summer of 2019 is an excellent opportunity to perform an analysis on the next steps in the Eurozone's monetary policy.
Consequences of the euro-dollar volatility
The low volatility during the first quarter of 2018 appears to have come to an end. A look at the euro-dollar (EURUSD) exchange rate shows a marked change in price after the first rate rise this year, in a decision taken by the FED in its last meeting on 21 March, while awaiting the definitive consolidation of the inflation data in the US.