Finance forum: Financial products 35 articles - 4.072 readings

In the financial market it’s possible to invest in a wide variety of financial products. A main distinction is made between stocks and bonds. Stocks allow investers to participate in a company through shareholdings. Issuing shares allows a company to raise capital. Bonds, on the other hand, are debt instruments that are issued on the market by some commercial enterprises or governments in order to collect resources. There are other very different financial products that differ on the basis of many criteria: the lender, the place of negotiation, the composition, the return and the risk, the markets of origin, the goods sector, maturities, etc.

Investing in Swiss dividends and beating market indices

Posted on 16.11.2023

Many investors like dividend-paying stocks because they guarantee a steady cash flow in the portfolio. Their performance can also be better than some other stock market indices, as the example of a Swiss investment fund shows. The performance of a fund investing in Swiss dividend-paying companies The portal "Das Investment" (the article is signed by Sven Stoll) dedicated an article to Z-Capital Swiss Dividend, a fund investing in Swiss companies that pay dividends. As we read in &quo ...

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Investing in funds: better your own bank, an asset manager or an ETF provider?

Posted on 09.11.2023

Many investors face a choice between a variety of financial products, such as an investment fund. This choice also involves deciding whether it is better to use a bank, an asset manager or an ETF provider. ETFs also beat financial products that are labelled as 'higher-risk' These are often funds or financial products that are labelled as risky and yield-oriented. In reality, it is not uncommon for them to underperform index funds - ETFs that track a market index. So write Charlott ...

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How rising interest rates are changing saving in Europe

Posted on 16.10.2023

The ECB's interest rate hike has changed and is changing not only the economic outlook but also the savings scenario in European countries. Here are some examples (among many) from Germany, France and Italy. Overdraft rates rise in Germany The rise in interest rates has set in motion a situation, namely that of the credit market, which had remained relatively static for a long time. In Germany, for example, one of the consequences has been a rapid rise in interest rates on bank overdrafts, ...

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How do I invest £10,000?

Posted on 13.10.2023

An investment of £10,000 is a substantial sum that can be used to generate passive income or capital growth, or as a starting point for building a diversified portfolio and working towards long-term financial goals. However, you need to be able to clearly differentiate between financial products in terms of risk and minimum investment. Coordinate an investment and seek professional help Before briefly reviewing investment options, it is worth remembering that any investment should be def ...

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Earn (almost) risk-free with safe investments

Posted on 11.10.2023

At a time of great uncertainty, many investors are looking for safe investments: investments that offer some return but at the same time have a very low probability of causing financial loss to investors. But which products do investors consider to be the safest? Some of the financial products that are considered low risk Savings accounts offer higher interest rates than traditional savings accounts. They are offered by online banks and specialist financial institutions; although there are w ...

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Investing in bonds: when is the right time?

Posted on 09.10.2023

After a long period of low interest rates, bonds have returned to the forefront of financial news and, more importantly, investor interest. Investing in bonds From the investor's point of view, bonds are an investment instrument characterised by the payment of a fixed income and the repayment of the capital invested at the time of their natural maturity; from the issuer's point of view, they are considered to be debt instruments issued by governments, companies or supranational bodies ...

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Collateralised loan obligation: what benefits do they offer investors?

Posted on 28.09.2023

In recent years, collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) have become increasingly common in financial markets. Their mix of above-average yield and potential for income has proved attractive in the past.  They are often misunderstood because the principles on which they operate, the benefits they can offer and the risks they entail are not always easy to understand. An in-depth study by Vontobel Asset Management attempts to shed light on their structure and relationship to ESG. What are CLO ...

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European savers can now invest in Cathie Wood's company

Posted on 22.09.2023

European investors will soon be able to invest in ARK Invest products thanks to the US group's acquisition of Rize ETF.   ARK Invest Europe is born London-based investment firm Rize ETF will become ARK Invest Europe following the acquisition of Cathie Wood by ARK Invest. According to Funds People magazine, the acquisition will see the management teams of ARK Invest, which invests primarily in 'disruptive' technologies through its passive product range, and Rize ETF, which ...

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0DTE options arrive in Europe: but are they more of a risk or an opportunity?

Posted on 31.08.2023

Also in Europe, particularly on the Eurex exchange (Deutsche Boerse), it is now possible to invest in derivative contracts known as 'zero days to expiration' (0DTE). However, these products carry significant risks, particularly for retail investors. What are 0DTE options? As the name suggests, 0DTE options are financial products that expire in just one day. In Europe, these derivative contracts are linked to the Euro Stoxx 50 (in the US, the index to which they are linked is the S& ...

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