Azimut Investments - Market Insights
INSIGHTS AND DOCUMENTS
UPDATES FROM THE FINANCIAL WORLD
COVID IMPACT UPDATE ON TRAVEL-RELATED SECTORS
Among the sectors most heavily impacted by Covid-19, travel and transportation related businesses clearly stand out as the most disrupted ones by both people’s behavioral changes and the restrictions adopted to limit the diffusion and impact of the virus
SUN ABOVE THE CLOUDS?
It’s widely known that the financial markets are more often than not in an upward trend. This happens because the primary goal of investing is trying to grow one’s fortune over time, and human nature is such that people tend to focus only on positive expectations, disregarding the rest.
INFLATION INSIGHTS AND OUTLOOK
The drivers of inflation are many and complex. They include global economic and policy forces as well as domestic. At Azimut Group, we continuously have internal strategy discussions. We decided to make one such discussion, on the subject of inflation, in the form of a commentary by our Fund...
THE RISE OF CHINESE ASSETS
After the impressive rally from mid March lows, all asset classes continued to trade at quite expensive levels, at least using the standard valuation metrics, when the global economy is still fragile and needs further fiscal stimulus in order to avoid a new downturn In such a challenging...
THE NEW BOUNDARIES OF DIVERSIFICATION
One of the basic principles of portfolio construction is seeking uncorrelated investments The lower the correlation of the assets, the lower the overall volatility and drawdown will be in the portfolio.
OPTIONS STRIKE BACK
The Nasdaq and some tech stocks in particular started to rise exponentially and in isolation from the rest of the market in August.
The summer break didn’t bring anything new: while the financial markets continued their relentless advance, the real economy continued to suffer in the aftermath of the pandemic. Poor macro data is disregarded due to the belief that central banks and governments will come to rescue again.
SO FAR SO GOOD…
Never has been a reporting season anxiously awaited by the market participants, who were expecting companies to shed some light on what to expect for the next few quarters.