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Low returns expected

The US dollar is weakened generally. The central banks are pushing against the economic fallout of the corona crisis. While it is true that the economic prospects are improving, stocks seem to have anticipated too many positive developments too quickly. Looking at the comings months, the risk/reward ratio is not especially attractive.

What next?

Chief Eco­no­mist Dr Gertrud R. Traud discus­ses COVID-19, Trump, Brexit and risks in the resi­­den­tial real estate market.

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