In the current environment, should I sell or keep my investments?
It is not surprising that this climate generates doubts or reflections, and this question seems valid: Should I keep my investments or should I sell and leave? In reality, there is no simple answer since there are nuances and opportunity costs that imply different responses depending on the investment profile.
The importance of diversification in debt environments
On 23 September 2019, the world’s oldest travel agency, Thomas Cook, announced that it had ceased trading and the company went into liquidation. We’ve recently seen similar cases with Sears and Toys “R” Us. The high cost of financing in debt environments reminds us of the importance diversification has for investors. There are usually many […]
How to invest in dollar fixed-income today, with an eye to the future
On this occasion we would like to analyze the possibility of investing, with an eye to the future, to take advantage of forthcoming opportunities in dollar fixed-income.
Protect the profitability: discover why our clients come first
We present a success story. Find out how our fixed income portfolio managers – with our clients as the main focus – made the best financial decisions to protect the profitability on their portfolios.
Oil and geopolitical risk
Geopolitical risk increases affecting the price of certain commodities in the short term, although its long-term influence, is very low we do not advise basing investments on it.
Are we facing the imminent collapse of equities?
We are actually reading, in websites specialised in financial activity, about the imminent collapse of the equity indices or the divergence between the macroeconomic situation and the U.S. indices, which are close to record highs. What future is there for equities?
Structured products linked to interest rates
Range accruals are undoubtedly among the most popular interest-rate linked structured products. They are worth looking into if you want to receive a regular interest payment above market rates, linked to changes in interest rates.
Change of trend in the price of silver
Although the price of silver may not change its trend, there could at least be an upturn that may drive the price up from the current 16 dollars an ounce to 25 dollars per ounce within a year.
Seven tips for investing successfully in a start-up (Venture Capital I)
Newly created emerging companies, start-ups are a vital part of value creation in the economy and make a positive contribution to society.
The Federal Reserve facing the loss of economic dynamism
Preliminary US activity indicators point to this loss of economic dynamism in the U.S. occurring in the second half of the year.
How to invest in different currencies
Private Banking clients are increasingly more interested in investing in different currencies. Structured products offer solutions to materialise this type of investment idea.
Central Banks are the major players
Valuations of risk assets are very tight so the return depends more than ever on the Central Banks.
How do you reconcile financial investment goals with sustainable development goals?
In 2015, the UN adopted a Sustainable Development agenda setting 17 goals that consider in aggregate terms the social, economic and environmental approach that together seek to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet and ensure that humanity enjoys peace and prosperity.
Invest in the current socio-economic environment
Structural changes in the socioeconomic environment cause changes in the levels of central bank rates
How can investors avoid financial repression in euros?
The European Central Bank ruled out raising official rates during 2019, a phenomenon is known as financial repression
How to release cash through changes between US Treasury bonds?
The yield offered by thirty-year US treasury bonds reduces progressively with respect to the return provided by the Fed funds rates
How do we benefit from falls in financial assets?
At BBVA in Switzerland we can provide alternatives that meet this requirement, through structured products such as ‘Twin – Win’.
The importance of diversification for investors
The debt levels of governments and companies with respect to GDP are at a record levels, something we should take into account when investing
How do the rate hikes affect investors?
The United States Federal Reserve has implemented further rate hikes, as it has been announcing for some time. No clear indication has been given as to how far they will continue to rise, and therefore most investors think that there will be further hikes in the remaining months of 2018 and throughout 2019.
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?
Investors and the need of searching for value
In a context where it is not easy to find undervalued assets or assets with an interesting risk return scenario, we must strive to select the right investment opportunities searching for value. BBVA in Switzerland, in line with its focus on capital preservation and capitalizing assets in the medium and long term, believes that some specific assets are still attractive to investors.
What benefit for my assets does it have to change my country of residence?
Have you ever considered moving to another country looking for a better taxation for your assets? Why are there so many cases of athletes or artists who decide to change the country of residence for the benefit of their careers?
An investment made to measure for all clients
It is increasingly common for clients with knowledge of financial markets and with the intention of modulating risk according to their tolerance, to take the initiative and hire products tailored to their needs. The confidence between the bank and the clients is in this case is maximum and it seems interesting to talk about this current investment trend.
The importance of art due diligence against counterfeiting
We all assume that counterfeiting in art exist, but to what extent is it a serious problem? Much more than we think. Many counterfeit works of art, for example a false lithograph by Miró, are sold on the Internet in small quantities, approximately $ 5,000, to numerous buyers who trust the seller’s word and do not carry out any prior investigation – ‘due diligence’ – in the works.
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.
How do I protect my family against contingencies?
Potential family and business risks can be detected with good wealth planning, in order to protect our family against contingencies. However, without planning, structuring and organizing, we will not achieve such protection.
Are gold mining stocks an opportunity?
Historically the performance of gold mining share prices following periods in which the price to earnings paid by the American stock exchange was, statistically speaking, very high, has been excellent and a opportunity as we are going to analyse below.
Investing in Classic Cars (II): Six Milestones in the History of Automotive Manufacturing
The world of collectible investing continues to boom, with classic cars in particular enjoying an excellent moment because of their international appeal and cumulative returns (+362% in the last decade according to figures published by the consulting firm HAGI, which specialises in vintage collector cars, and the latest Wealth Report from Knight Frank).
Investing in art: the traditional advice
BBVA offers its private banking clients access to the best art advisory service in the world, to help them develop their taste and passion within the most promising sectors of the art market. But, what does art advisory really entail?