Precious stones represent one of the best ways to diversify the assets. “In Switzerland this kind of investment is not yet so developed, but has a great potential for growth”, said Compostella (Idb Helvetia SA)
The 2015 fall has seen some significant weather deviations: Europe and the US have been much warmer than average over November-December while weather has been hot and dry across Asia over the last few months.
US Federal Reserve (Fed) raises rates for the first time in nearly ten years by 25bps, to 0.25-0.50%. The future path of rate hikes is now the most important element of US monetary policy and will be the key for US Dollar (USD) direction
The term “currency war" may sound like sensationalism. But the series of competitive devaluations in global currency markets over the past several years have essentially created a series of global currency battles.
An endless number of factors can influence commodity prices. The headlines this year are focused on the global weather pattern known as El Niño and its potential to impact all areas of the commodity complex.