The year now drawing to a close has been marked on financial markets by two powerful trends in succession: a downtrend to mid-March followed by a strong uptrend to date. At the end of 2008, Pictet’s Investment Committee in its strategic analysis had predicted a ‘W’-shaped cycle for equities and economies, with 2010 expected to […]
In last month’s issue, we outlined our fundamental analysis of where capital markets were likely to be heading in the first half of the next decade.We described our three- stage analytical process, the final phase of which involves pinpointing and understanding structural breaks that might affect economies or markets and assessing knock-on effects for financial […]
The act of investing calls for the decision-maker to rein in and master their emotions. Faced with the daily torrent of price- and market-sensitive news, it is crucial to be able to distinguish genuine information from mere noise or rumour.This means picking out news that is really influential from items causing short-lived ripples which mask […]
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