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
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.
Weekly Keys: What is happening this week?
New general market increases during the week despite the continued increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, casting doubt on the reopening of the economies.
How to control one's emotions and avoid making hasty decisions
Periods of panic and/or euphoria bring to mind the recurring question of how to control one's emotions and avoid making hasty decisions. There are no general recipes for this because everyone has their own personality shaped through their experience, knowledge, etc. For example, a person who likes extreme sports will have a different concept of risk than, say, someone who likes more traditional sports.
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.
Keys to quality and active ageing
The world population is gradually ageing. This has created an important health challenge for everyone. Efforts must be made to ensure that all the years of life that have been achieved through healthcare advances are lived satisfactorily with quality of life at a physical, mental and emotional level.
Market outlook: June 2020
The developed economies are gradually reopening but the downward revision of economic growth in 2020 continues for now. There is an increasing likelihood of recovery and economic growth returning in the third quarter. The strength and speed of the announced economic measures (monetary and fiscal) could protect markets from the worst-case scenario. This is a cyclical recession, with a sharp drop in supply and demand, but it will be shorter and different in nature from the 2008/09 crisis. The European Union is negotiating a recovery fund with positive political repercussions in terms of cohesion and the European project.
Corporate e-bikes, the new initiative by BBVA in Switzerland to promote sustainable mobility
Summer is already here and the BBVA team in Switzerland is keen to promote sustainable mobility. Now that we are starting to get back to normal, the Bank has presented its fleet of corporate e-bikes for use by all employees of the BBVA office in Zurich.
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.