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03/07/2020

Banks: Unjustly spurned? 

What’s cheap? A low price-earnings ratio? Then, with a global average of just 6.9, banks are the cheapest of all industries today. This, even if one does not consider the historical profits, but those expected by the analysts to their best knowledge of all inherent problems and risks. Maybe the time to buy here or there. But certainly the time for a closer look at a heterogeneous sector and thus for our current industry analysis.

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10/06/2020

Sweden: Dividends of Freedom ahead? 

Individual responsibility versus lock down: Sweden is the only industrialised country to rely on freedom when coping with CoVid. Due to the higher infection rates, its population may be the only one resistant to the virus in the foreseeable future. But until then, the road is still a rocky one. Our country analysis shows what has happened in the Swedish stock market recently, how the performance compares with other markets and which stocks look attractive for the future – have a look.

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06/05/2020

New and radically different – theScreener CIO

The Swiss pioneer in technology-based research, theScreener, launches its new top-of-the-line information service for professional investors. The web-based CIO application breaks new ground in a radical way.

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02/04/2020

Utilities: Excessive correction?

From electricity to gas to water: Corona and the course of the economy also influence the utilities. However, the current prices are on average back at the level of 5 years ago and thus offer one or the other entry opportunity. In our current industry analysis, you can find out which utility shares have suffered most from Corona, which have even gained and which ones we like particularly. Well, have a look.

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04/03/2020

Telecommunications: Time to buy cheap?

No, not even the operators of telecommunication networks are immune to the corona virus. Nevertheless, the question remains, whether or not the recent price corrections have been exaggerated and if now is actually the time to invest.

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05/02/2020

Media: Bad news as good news?

With many political controversies to push from Trump, to Brexit, to Bolsonaro, it is unsurprising that media firms are experiencing growth in turnover and profit. This is set to continue into 2020 with the increased media attention on the unfortunate spread of the corona virus, which will continue to make headlines and contribute to the growth of the media sector.

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08/01/2020

Pharma: Financial well-being too?

With so many of us making new year’s resolutions to be more healthy, let’s start the year with our traditional look at companies dedicated to our health. Our current sector analysis shows that many, but not all, pharmaceutical stocks promise financial well-being.

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04/12/2019

Distillers and Vintners: In the rush of performance!

Are you ready to toast the festive season and the good performance of your portfolio? Those that missed out on this sector will be bitter to learn that they could have earned excellent returns from distillers and vintners companies this year. The sector shone in 2019 with average price gains of over 50% and more than 100% for many Asian companies. Where we are heading after the consolidation phase of recent months is uncertain. Certainly, however, our current sector analysis shows which companies are about to experience a particularly cheerful start to the new year with key figures continuing to look very attractive.

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08/11/2019

Brazil: Beyond Energy and Raw Materials!

Much more than oil & basic resources. Anyone who thinks of the Brazilian stock market only in terms of Petrobras and commodities overlooks the country’s most important sector, the banks. They account for no less than 25% of the market capitalisation of the Bovespa Index and face customers searching for alternatives to savings accounts at record low interest rates of 5%. Our current market analysis shows which stocks currently present themselves as particularly promising. Have a look.

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02/10/2019

Soft Drinks: Coca-Cola all over!

Divide and conquer. Hardly any other company has implemented this guiding principle more successfully and sustainably than Coca-Cola. No less than 7 of the 15 most valuable soft drinks companies in the world bear the Coca-Cola name and operate bottling plants and more. Pepsi, of course is there too. If you can’t think of any more names now or if you are generally thirsty for knowledge, take a look at our current sector analysis.

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10/09/2019

theScreener Research Reports Design Refresh 2019

We are pleased to inform you that our new research reports are available as of now. With their bright and modern design, reports for equities, markets, industries and sectors as well as for funds/ETFs now look fresher. The targeted use of visual accents has not only rejuvenated the appearance of the analyses, but has also improved their readability.

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04/09/2019

Swiss equities market: Kingdom of Diversity!

One of the key characteristics of the Swiss equity market is the enormous diversity of liquidly traded companies. From global superpowers like Nestle or Roche to successful niche providers, there is something for almost every investor across all sectors. Our current market analysis identifies winners and losers and the stocks we particularly like from a quantitative point of view. Have a look.

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11/07/2019

Telecommunications: Welcome back to the throne, AT&T

Sensational AT&T: 35 years after the court-enforced spin-off of 7 regional baby bells from the mighty American operator, and after never-ending criticism of the management, which actually was the first to possess the technology for mobile telephony, but left it to rot in the lab due to alleged lack of demand, AT&T is once again back as the most valuable telecommunications company in the world. We congratulate them warmly. Our current industry analysis shows what is going on beyond AT&T in this cash flow and dividend rich industry. Who else is at the top and which stocks look attractive today?

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26/06/2019

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The systematic approach to the selection of values, access to our analysis reports translated into five languages, the wide geographical coverage and the wide variety of investment vehicles covered by our system have generated great success among visitors.

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05/06/2019

Gold mines: New life after a three-year slumber?

New old shine. While the stock markets coughed the last weeks, the prices of gold mines rose significantly. Well, even old textbooks can be right. In view of the uncertain political and economic outlook, gold mines represent a sensible addition to the portfolio. After a three-year slumber, their prices currently offer nice catch-up potential. Our current sector analysis shows our preferred picks. Well, have a look.

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01/05/2019

Utilities: rarely sexy, but reliable?

From electricity to water: Utilities are rarely sexy, but reliable. This reliability includes fairly often financial results, generous dividend payments and low volatile quotes. With further low interests on the horizon, why not realize some gains in the hot spots and place them here? Our current industry analysis shows our preferred picks. Well, have a look.

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03/04/2019

Finland: Country of dividends

It’s essentially all Nokia. This view on the Finnish market has drastically changed with the appearance of smartphones – hence long ago. Nowadays the Nordic market convinces with an impressive variety of attractive midcaps across many industrial segments and – above all – very juicy dividend yields. In our current market analysis we show you both historical facts and our preferred picks. And when it comes to the most valuable firm in the country? Well, have a look.

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06/03/2019

Italian market: Time to buy low?

Buy low, sell high. Part one of the good old rule looks currently fulfilled by the Italian market with price-earnings ratios far below both the European average and the historical national values. Our current market analysis shows not only the biggest sectors in the « bel paese » but also the country’s most attractive stocks.

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07/02/2019

Banks: Who still earns money with money?

Are Europe’s banks overregulated? A controversial issue. In any case, among the most valuable financial institutions there is none from the old continent. In addition to American and Chinese institutions, the top 20 today include banks from Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and – Brexit or not – one from London. To find out who is successful in the world of money today, please take a look at our current industry analysis.

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10/01/2019

Biotechnology: Who will deliver healthy returns?

After so many spoken wishes for good health during the last weeks, let’s have a look at the firms that concentrate their doing on our current and future well-being. Our sector analysis identifies the Biotech firms promising the healthiest returns 2019.

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05/12/2018

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.

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07/11/2018

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.

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03/10/2018

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.

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05/09/2018

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.

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06/06/2018

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.

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02/05/2018

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.

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04/04/2018

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.

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07/03/2018

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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29/01/2018

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10/01/2018

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.