Ronald Wildmann never imagined a career in finance, but his entrepreneurial ambitions led him to found Research Partners, a firm that carries out independent research on Swiss small and mid-cap businesses. He says that in order to be successful, he must remain completely detached from the companies he works with.
Martin Lück, BlackRock’s chief investment strategist for Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, hopes the divorce agreement between the EU and the UK will go through. But first he explains how Italy is trying to trap the European Union.
René Weber, analyst at Vontobel, explains which types of Swiss timepieces are suffering from the competition with tech giant Apple. But first, he shares his views on the rebound of Swiss watch exports in October.
Roger Darin, community manager at Bitcoin Association Switzerland, thinks the value of Bitcoin could fall as low as USD 3,000, far from its record close of USD 20,000 almost a year ago. But he explains why it’s not the end of the story.
Stocks wiped out their 2018 gains after a sell-off that hit tech shares hard. Meanwhile, the SMI closed down 0.49 percent to 8,769.45. Today’s Market Summary looks at Swiss watch exports and the latest Bitcoin bloodbath.
Esty Dwek, senior investment strategist at Natixis Investment Managers, analyzes the rift between Italy and the European Union and explains what France and Germany may, or may not, achieve as they try to boost the EU’s budget. She also discusses what it all means for Switzerland.
Tonight’s Markets Summary homed in on oil and gold, which rose against the backdrop of Brexit uncertainty. Meanwhile, the SMI wrapped up today up 0.42% to finish at 8907.39 points, with ABB leading the way.
The tax fraud trial in Paris against UBS has come to an end. It could cost the bank more than €5 billion, with UBS categorically denying any wrongdoing. The verdict is expected to be handed down on February 20, 2019. NZZ reporter Zoé Baches, who has been covering the case, explains what is now at stake for the bank.
Carsten Menke, commodity analyst at Julius Baer, shares his views on the recent increase in the price of gold. And it’s not because of the turmoil created by Brexit, he says. Menke starts off by assessing the oil market and also takes a closer look at cobalt.
Steven Oh, global head of credit and fixed income at PineBridge, explains why the European Central Bank may put the normalization of its monetary policy on hold. Oh also shares his views on Italy and whether Rome’s budget can fix the country’s problems.
Nicolas Walewski, founder of Alken Asset Management, explains how the Brexit deal may impact Switzerland. But first he shares his views on Richemont, Apple, and Novartis.