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The Swiss View: Inflation is back!

After the markets broadly corrected during September, they once again recovered relatively quickly. Accordingly, we are seeing new record highs once again. Investors may ask what is going on at the markets. While a clear answer is impossible to give, we believe that it has to do with the enormous amount of money in the system. Some investors missed performance because they were convinced at the beginning of 2021 that the recovery could not endure the way it has over the year. We had a similar perspective. Some of them lost their patience and used the correction in September to get back into the markets. However, we believe that changing the strategy due to frustration is the wrong move. We feel that the situation did not change for the better. Despite the markets rising, there are several new risks like the real estate market in China, the rise in inflation, and the rising tensions between China and the U.S., and Japan due to their provocations of Taiwan.

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What Is the Difference between SRI and ESG Investing?

Both SRI and ESG investing are strategies that allow an investor’s portfolio to reflect their personal values. These types of investing have been gaining traction, and they can be helpful lenses to look at companies' business models to evaluate long-term sustainability. Learn more about these strategies and how they differ.

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How to Read a Company Earnings Report

Learning about a company should be part of doing your due diligence prior to earning. Here’s how to read a company’s quarterly earnings report. Learning how to read companies’ reports comes in handy when assessing the overall position of a company, especially their financial well-being.

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Estate Taxes May Be Amended Soon

Right now, Congress is considering a number of tax law changes, including an adjustment to current estate tax law to help pay for the Build Back Better Plan. This timely piece examines current estate taxes and cautions against any sudden estate changes in the near future.

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Are Capital Gains Taxes Changing?

There are a lot of questions about President Biden’s Build Back Better plan and potential tax law changes, including an adjustment to capital gains taxes. Many ideas are being considered as legislators look for ways to raise revenue to help pay for the Build Back Better plan.

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The Swiss View: Strategy is Key

After observing one high after another at the stock markets, the indices broadly turned red in September. How severe this correction will become is still unsure. Amongst others, the insecurity comes from mainland China, where the property behemoth Evergrande became incapable of making interest payments on their outstanding bonds. However, the tremendous amount of debt carried by Evergrande was nothing new. While the risk of the collapse of Evergrande is not comparable with the Lehman crisis back in 2008, according to different experts in this field, there are threats that, due to the current development, other countries will be affected by as well. Australia in particular is at risk of losing part of their commodity delivery, especially iron-ore, because of unrealized property projects.

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Meet our Newest Team Member: Jess Roberson

I discovered my love for investment finance while in my first two years of university. I saw the beauty in the markets and saw that it was a source that could be tapped for helping others achieve their financial goals and provide for themselves as well as their future generation. The love for finance is spurred by my upbringing in the rocky mountain air, where I was taught to expand my existence in efforts to improve the lives of others.

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

Only 16.4 percent of U.S. high school students are required to take a personal finance course. It's up to you as a parent to teach your children financial basics. Here are 5 steps to get you started on the right foot.

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What Is an NFT?

NFTs are one of the latest buzzworthy investment trends - but what exactly are they? We've got your biggest questions answered.

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Swiss Investment Diversification with Jamie Vrijhof-Droese

Jamie and Richard talk about currency alternatives to the US dollar, busting myths around Offshore Investing, and Switzerland as an Offshore Financial Jurisdiction. They also talk about the Next Generation of Wealth and discuss some differences in how Men and Women value Financial Advisors.

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The Swiss View: Delta… and the story goes on

Despite the worries about the Delta variant, it seems that, broadly, markets move independently. However, following the reporting period, many companies were able to present results that are even in line with the expectation at the beginning of 2020 before COVID-19. Accordingly, over 50% of all companies listed on the S&P 500 and the STOXX Europe 600 received a buy recommendation. However, not all industries are that lucky, talking in particular about travel and leisure. There, you will find companies that have changed into sideways movement with some tendency of a downward motion. They still trade considerably below their highs reached right before the pandemic measurements hit the economy. Accordingly, quite some potential remains should the borders open again, and tourism becomes broadly possible.

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