Investment

Evergrande: the future real estate crisis?

Evergrande: the future real estate crisis?

Another real estate bubble about to burst: we give you 5 keys to understand the Evergrande case and the possibility of another real estate crisis like the one in 2008.

BBVA in Switzerland improves its electronic banking, including a trading module

BBVA in Switzerland improves its electronic banking, including a trading module

After more than a year of testing, BBVA in Switzerland launches today, June 7, a new e-banking system, more modern, intuitive and complete. One of the main features of the new e-banking is the incorporation of a new trading module, where the clients will be able to trade stocks, ETFs and mutual funds. This is a first in the Swiss banking industry.  Another great innovation in the Swiss banking industry and probably worldwide is the addition of the new module for trading cryptocurrencies, which will be available to all customers from June 21.

The importance of emotions in the world of investment

The importance of emotions in the world of investment

Traditional theories of finance tend to see people as rational beings who try to maximize utility and have perfect information. But are we humans like that? The answer is not. Sometimes we humans are rational, but at other times we are guided by our emotions or look for shortcuts, given our inability to process all available information.

Is gold a good safe heaven?

Is gold a good safe heaven?

El primer activo en el que pesamos para proteger nuestro patrimonio, cuando la economía se encuentra en recesión y los bancos centrales inundan de liquidez los mercados, suele ser el oro.

Webinar: 'How to invest in Fixed Income taking into account the current environment'

Webinar: 'How to invest in Fixed Income taking into account the current environment'

BBVA in Switzerland organized a webinar on Fixed Income on March 25.  It was broadcasted live and in English through its own Youtube channel. On this occasion the investment experts, Alberto Villasán and Diego Balsa, will analyze the situation in the current environment and the best investment strategies in fixed income during this year 2021.

Webinar Private Equity Vision 2021

Webinar Private Equity Vision 2021

BBVA in Switzerland organized a webinar on Private Equity on February 10th.  The webinar was broadcasted live through its own Youtube channel. On this occasion the experts in Third Party Products, David Requena and Maria Arroyo, analyze the situation of Private Equity in the current environment and investment strategies for this year 2021.

What are blue bonds?

What are blue bonds?

Today, most of the financial world knows what green bonds are, but it is still unknown what blue bonds are. So, what are blue bonds?

How to invest in currencies

How to invest in currencies

In a context of predictably very low long-term returns on the main assets (both financial and non-financial), many investors are turning their attention to currencies as an additional source of profitability or an opportunity to diversify their investments. But how is the best way to invest in currencies?

Five top advantages of the discretionary mandate for investors

Five top advantages of the discretionary mandate for investors

There is a very large universe of portfolios and investing options at the moment. But there are major economic imbalances as well, so it is vital to ensure that your investments are managed efficiently. Here are five top advantages of the discretionary mandate for investors.

Which portfolios should an investor buy right now?

Which portfolios should an investor buy right now?

At the moment, there is a large universe of portfolios and investing options and a major economic imbalances as well, so which portfolios should an investor buy right now? Nowadays, it is vital to ensure that your investments are managed efficiently.

Understanding the socially responsible investing

Understanding the socially responsible investing

It's no secret that socially responsible investing now occupies centre stage amongst investors and asset managers. How can we implement socially responsible investing processes?

Follow up with the market news online

Follow up with the market news online

The new Markets section is accessible from the homepage of www.bbva.ch. With a single click, you can access a complete panel of shares, stock indices, currencies and major market movements.

Commodities performance during 2020 second quarter

Commodities performance during 2020 second quarter

The second quarter has seen a strong performance by commodities. Since the market shock in February and March triggered by two black swan events - the Covid-19 and oil crises - the asset has rebounded vigorously. Below we compare the performance of the main commodities, the reasons for the price increases and their possible future behaviour.

Professional management of your investments

Professional management of your investments

What is discretional mandate? Discretional mandate is an investment service characteristic of Private Banking, by which the clients delegate all or part of their assets to a team of professionals. This team then manages their assets within a certain framework of action and with a specific of risk and investment objective.

Valuation of the stock market against the economic situation

Valuation of the stock market against the economic situation

Due to the economic situation that we are confronting these days, it seems relevant to discuss issues of utmost importance to investors and that, for some reason, continue to cause confusion and puzzlement, even among professional investors and analysts.

How to invest in uncertain times

How to invest in uncertain times

The first thing is to try to remain calm and not get carried away by your emotions in these volatile and complicated times, which will probably continue to condition the behaviour of the markets in the coming months.

Socially responsible investing post COVID-19

Socially responsible investing post COVID-19

One of the benefits often attributed to socially responsible investing is its strong defensive nature, something that we've been able to examine during the recent Covid-19 crisis. This article analyses that aspect and the reaction of investors when it comes to allocating their assets.

Is gold a good safe haven?

Is gold a good safe haven?

The first asset we think about when it comes to protecting our wealth, in a situation where the economy has entered a recession and the central banks are flooding the markets with liquidity, is usually gold.

Medium-term value of US investment-grade corporate bonds

Medium-term value of US investment-grade corporate bonds

As a consequence of the global economic slowdown deriving from the COVID-19 outbreak, the main central banks have set their rates back to 0% or negative; and they are promising to leave them at this level in the coming years to support the sustainable recovery of economic growth.

Analysis of the fall in the price of oil

Analysis of the fall in the price of oil

The price of West Texas Intermediate crude, closed last 19th April 2020 at - $ 37.63, something that seemed impossible. It has never closed negative at maturity before. The Price on the spot contract was also negative, due to the lack of storage

The importance of liquidity in fixed income vehicles

The importance of liquidity in fixed income vehicles

One of the most important decisions we must make when implementing our vision in an investment portfolio is to choose between traditional mutual funds or exchange-traded funds, better known as ETFs.

Risks of investing in gold in times of crisis

Risks of investing in gold in times of crisis

Gold is considered by many investors to be the perfect safe-haven asset during an economic recession or crises

Investment in fixed income against Coronavirus

Investment in fixed income against Coronavirus

The worldwide spread of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) in recent weeks has led to strong movements in the fixed-income markets. The possible impact of the new virus on the world economy (its precise dimensions are still unknown) and a marked drop in oil prices (caused by the announced increase in production by Saudi Arabia) have pushed investors to take refuge in developed government bonds instead of high-yield corporate bonds; the latter are more sensitive to the economic cycle and registered price drops of around 10% in the last two weeks.

Commodities as an investment alternative

Commodities as an investment alternative

The commodities market is probably one the least known and most unpredictable for the majority of investors.

Is there an opportunity with equities?

Is there an opportunity with equities?

Only last summer did we mention, with a hint of irony, the "imminent collapse of equities" based on a deluge of headlines and news that pointed to an impending market correction.

Investment strategy against the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus

Investment strategy against the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus

During the last days, we have witnessed an increase in the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus and its possible effects on the population and the world economy.

Consequences for investors of monetary policies

Consequences for investors of monetary policies

After the Great Recession (2008-2009) until now, the main central banks have established ultra-expansionary monetary policies to combat the extreme de-inflationary pressures resulting from excessive economic indebtedness , the fall in labor force growth (demography) and technological progress.

The value of assets and the important role of professional investors

The value of assets and the important role of professional investors

The main assets offer far less value over the next 10 years in terms of anticipated yield than was the case over the last decade.

United States consumer confidence as a leading indicator of recessions

United States consumer confidence as a leading indicator of recessions

In the last 50 years, the United States economy has suffered a total of seven recessions. Each of them was preceded by a drop in consumer confidence in the world's largest economy, specifically of the indicator's one-year moving average.