Investment

Investors and the need of searching for value

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?

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?

Monetary normalisation in the US and its effects

Monetary normalisation in the US and its effects

At the end of 2015, the Federal Reserve began the process of removing the extraordinary monetary policy accommodation that it had introduced to help stimulate the economy in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis (the "Great Recession"). However, the Fed's monetary normalisation could see this situation gradually change.

An investment made to measure for all clients

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

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.

Consequences of the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve

Consequences of the monetary policy of the Federal Reserve

Only a few months ago we commented on the process of increases in reference rates by the Federal Reserve of the United States and how this process can affect the economy and the financial markets. It may be interesting to return to the subject given the situation of some countries and the dynamics of the global economy in recent weeks.

Bonds and loans to finance green technologies

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.

The best financial advice at the click of a finger

The best financial advice at the click of a finger

Nowadays, customers decide when and how they want to receive the best financial advice. That’s why we’ve developed two tools to enable them to take control of their decisions, comfortably from their own homes and at the click of a finger.

How do I protect my family against contingencies?

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?

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

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).

The investor's chief problem

The investor's chief problem

“The investor's chief problem, and even his worst enemy, is likely to be himself” This phrase of Benjamin Graham (considered to be the father of 'value investing', is without a doubt what has stuck with me for a long time and that I try to remember often.

How to invest in an economic debt environment

How to invest in an economic debt environment

At present, most economies, both developed and also emerging market, are reporting excessive debt levels compared to the past. The amount of debt in the US economy, which in turn sets the pace of the world economy, stands at almost four time the wealth this country produces (measured by it gross domestic product).

Investment trends in private banking

Investment trends in private banking

The global economic reality has changed significantly over the past few years impacting decisively on the style and way in which investors manage their wealth.

Switzerland, an international finance center ideal for portfolio diversification

Switzerland, an international finance center ideal for portfolio diversification

Many people around the world choose to place part of their savings in investments outside their home country, in order to diversify their holdings. That’s why they put part of their capital in international financial centers. Switzerland is one of them.

BBVA in Switzerland: a benchmark among private banks in developing digital solutions

BBVA in Switzerland: a benchmark among private banks in developing digital solutions

BBVA’s presence in Switzerland dates back 25 years – a quarter century during which the bank has accompanied its clients, advising them on the management of their wealth and the diversification of their investments. It’s the only bank in the BBVA Group devoted exclusively to private banking, offering a superb value proposition in international asset management.

Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) vs. traditional sovereign bonds

Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) vs. traditional sovereign bonds

In this survey we shall try to identify the main differences between traditional sovereign bonds and Treasury inflation-protected securities (or TIPS), and to do so we shall focus on the US market, although the conclusions may be extrapolated to other key markets such as Germany, the UK, etc.

How emotions affect investment decisions?

How emotions affect investment decisions?

Our emotions influence our decisions. It is vital therefore that we analyse how emotions impact investment decisions, and according to our investor advice and the favourable market indicators, we can reach success when investing.

Investing in art: the traditional advice

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?

A world with clean energy

A world with clean energy

Different opinions exist regarding the causes of climate change: Some experts state that temperature increases are a normal part of the Earth’s cycle, whilst others interpret this phenomenon as man’s doing.

Copper: world economy expansion

Copper: world economy expansion

In the decision of whether to invest in gold or in copper, there are two very different underlying views of the future of the world economy.

The expected trend in benchmark rates

The expected trend in benchmark rates

At the end of 2015, the US Federal Reserve began official rate hikes at a much slower pace than on other occasions and with no apparent reasons for doing so, because neither inflation nor economic growth had passed thresholds for concern.

Classic Cars, An Exquisite Investment (I)

Classic Cars, An Exquisite Investment (I)

At some time in our lives, we have most certainly stopped in the street to take a serious look at a car that for some reason has caught our eye. It is often a colour, a design or simply the person driving it, which whisks us off to that imaginary world where we dream we are driving that same car or we at least have one parked in our garage.

Swiss Vineyards, white gold amid the mountains

Swiss Vineyards, white gold amid the mountains

When people think of Switzerland, its best known features are its chocolate, skiing, private banking and watches. What is not quite so usual, however, is to associate it with wine production.

Investing in summer: A threat or an opportunity?

Investing in summer: A threat or an opportunity?

One of the frequent sayings on the stock markets is sell in May and go away, in allusion to the volatility on the equity markets in the summer period, a situation that begs us to ask if, in this period, the markets could undergo some kind of turbulence or volatility.

What are the keystones of gold prices?

What are the keystones of gold prices?

Gold prices depend largely on the trend in real interest rates in the USA, i.e. nominal rates minus inflation. The graph compares gold (blue) with the real 5-year interest rate in the USA (orange, on an inverted scale). The lower the real interest rate, the higher the price of gold.

Switzerland: diversifying across borders

Switzerland: diversifying across borders

Diversification is understood as the process whereby we invest in more than one asset in order to reduce portfolio risk. The lower the correlation between the assets comprising a portfolio, the higher its diversification and the lower the risk associated to it.