Restaurants and Bars: Do the financial markets please your palate?

Settling the juicy bill for your year-end dinner with friends might wake in you the desire to have your own restaurant. If so, a possible first step could be the investment in quoted stocks of the industry.
How they have fared and if the financial markets 2018 have been consistent with your palate’s choice are aspects you may find out in our current sector analysis.
We wish you tasty reading.


Footwear: Sector of differences?

Crocs top – Geox flop. Hardly any other industry sector is as selective as the footwear market. Between the top performer 2018, Crocs with its plus of more than 60% and the Italian Geox with its minus of more than 40% lies a huge gap. Likewise the largest market cap, Nike is more than 200 times bigger than the number 20 in the same industry. Have a look at our current industry analysis to find out more about this fascinating sector.


Japan: Successful Quality and Teamwork?

Teamwork and Quality. The typical Japanese values have convinced the markets in the recent years and the Nikkei index is this year again on the upswing. Our current market analysis identifies the key market players as well as the most promising candidates.


The US, land of unlimited innovation?

The US, land of unlimited innovation? In any case, most of the US quarterly results were 2018 above the estimates, consequently harvesting rising stock prices. Our current market analysis identifies both the candidates with further potential and those, where the peak might already be reached.

Travel and Leisure: Who’s on the sunny side?

From airlines, hotels, restaurants and casinos to our booking website: Our leisure fills many pockets. Not all of them however to the pleasure of the investor: Tripadvisor’s plus beyond the 50% mark contrasts this year with an almost similar minus for Air France-KLM. Which are the sectors and stocks on the sunny side of the markets 2018? Our current industry analysis identifies the candidates.


Energy – Exploration and production: Explosive investments?

Prices for oil & gas have strongly increased over the last two years. Combining this with the ever increasing requirements on ecological and safety standards, leaves us with two good reasons for a closer look at the over 130 specialists for the capital intensive exploration and production of primary energy.


Gambling stocks: More than a gamble?

Whether equity investments are a gamble can be discussed. That gambling stocks can be interesting investments however shows us the past.
Which are the biggest gamblers today and on which have the investors’ bets gone recently? Our current sector report provides the answers.


Media stocks: Ready for good news?

The media are again in the media. Among other with the takeover battle between Murdoch and Comcast for the English Sky Group. Our current industry analysis shows which media companies are the international leaders and which appear attractive as investment.


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South Korea: In the medal ranks?

The North produces headlines, the South successful products worldwide. The coming Winter Olympics will also attract South Korea’s deserved public attention in the coming weeks. In our current market analysis, you can find out which companies dominate the Korean stock market and which are the medal contenders for 2018.


Airlines: Still on the upswing?

Christmas time is travel time. So it’s a good time for a closer look at the airlines. Their share prices have enjoyed a strong upswing over the past years. And, thanks to continued moderate price/earnings ratios, conditions for 2018 remain promising.


Austria: Charm and Performance?

After years of stagnation, the prices on the Vienna Stock Exchange have almost exploded in the last year. Can this rally, led by Raiffeisen Bank, continue forever? If not forever, at least the share price and profit ratios still have catching-up potential by international standards.
Our current market analysis highlights the stocks that appear to be particularly attractive.


Technology: Growth without end?

Growth without end? Led by the German Aixtron, no less than 14 significant technology stocks with a market value of more than US$ 1 billion have more than doubled this year. The jumbos of technology stocks such as Apple and Alphabet also posted double-digit growth.
Our current industry analysis shows which stocks were tops or flops and where there is still upward potential


Poland: Against the tide!

Against the tide: For years, the Warsaw stock exchange has lagged behind the uptrend of other markets followed by the inverse picture with a strong rise this year and specially this summer, exactly when the mainstream had run out of steam.
Who are the players in this small stock market and which ones have further potential? Answers can be found in our market analysis.


France: « en marche » on the stock market too?

Media versus markets? While the victory of ‘media-shocking’ Trump drove the US stock market skyward, France’s courses have moved sideways ever since the victory of ‘media darling’ Macron. Our current market analysis illuminates as to which course the « Grande Nation » could be « en marche » in the near future.


Health Care: Before the next course?

Ready to run again? For two years, the prices of many health care shares have been lagging behind the market and it has become quieter around the favourite industry of so many investors.
Our industry analysis compares the key figures of the big companies and points to some particularly interesting, less well-known ones.


Semiconductors: Last bastion for bargain hunters?

The producers of the miniature electronics sparkle with high growth and low prices.
Despite excellent performances and continued double-digit growth forecasts, the price earnings ratios of the semiconductors are barely higher than five years ago – and thus more than 30% below the average of other technology investments.
Our current sector analysis shows how the sector has developed relative to the rest of the technology industry and which of the companies appear particularly attractive today.
We wish you a stimulating read!


Waste & Disposal Services: Cash Flow instead of Glamour!

New giant factories, cities and environmental regulations have one thing in common: they produce a lot of work for the waste and disposal companies: from the waste-water to the outdated car battery. Hardly ‘glamourous’, but stable, non-cyclical cash flows are the hallmarks of the industry. Who are the winners in this sector and who is still attractively valued?


Automobiles 2017: The race is on!


Hong Kong: the attraction of the rooster in 2017!


Nasdaq 100: Concentrated Innovation!

Wine & Spirits: Even sober a pleasure?


Airlines: These airlines should be on your radar!


Internet: Real opportunity or bubble?


Food and beverages: More than physical enjoyment?


Focus United Kingdom of Great Britain: Brexit – current opportunities and risks in the stock market!


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