Autor: Gérard Piasko, Chief Investment Officer

A particular emphasis on Swiss equities looks a shrewd play right now.

Market Comment, January 2022

Author: Gérard Piasko, Chief Investment Officer

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Coronavirus complications

Coronavirus complications have increased recently, so far affecting Europe more than the US. At the same time, the US central bank (Fed) has announced that it will be scaling back its quantitative easing (QE) programme earlier than the European Central Bank (ECB). This has caused the euro to weaken against both the US dollar and the Swiss franc.

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Global economy in flux

The global economy presents a mixed picture at the start of the year. Up until recently all lights were set to green, but now there are a few warning flashes. We must be prepared for a slowdown in economic growth over the next few months and quarters.

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Digital assets – today and tomorrow

The quest for assets that enjoy inherent protection against inflation is increasingly raising investor awareness of the world of digital assets (cryptocurrencies and tokens). For example, Bitcoin has recorded an impressive rise of around 500% since the stock markets hit bottom in March 2020 – and this already includes the sharp setback in May 2021. But: How will things play out over the remainder of this investment year?

Maerki Baumann - private bank - Zurich - Journal - Dezember 2021


December 2021 - The Tonhalle Zurich is just a few minutes’ walk from our company headquarters in central Zurich, not far from the lake. Steeped in tradition, this renowned concert hall is now resplendent again following its extensive renovation. This is also a cause for celebration for us, as the owners of our private bank, Hans G. Syz-Witmer and Carole Schmied-Syz, the Chairman and Vice-Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Maerki Baumann & Co. AG, have been committed to this music venue for decades. Hans G. Syz-Witmer played a leading role in the procurement of the new Tonhalle organ. You can learn more about his efforts in the latest edition of the Journal.

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