Due to the low credit interest rates, more and more private investors are considering investing in equity, bond and commodity markets. There, the courses have developed in the past years, mostly magnificent, which makes an entry tempting.
In recent months, we have repeatedly advised to rethink such engagements well, because the rates are already so high. Anyone who has kept their fingers off such investments should now be happy. In the past few weeks there have been several and at the same time very good corrections.
Market development at a glance
Especially at the Dax last went back and forth. A few weeks ago, I’ve dropped from over 12,000 to less than 11,000. Since then he has been moving with strong fluctuations between these two counts.
The situation is similar for bonds. , There were significant corrections, especially for papers with longer maturities. Some investors who have invested there to beat time deposits are currently facing losses.
Interesting in this context is the lack of reaction of the stock markets
Even greater corrections have occurred in some commodities, especially those that are significant to the industry. Copper and crude oil, in particular, have lost much of their value. Interesting in this context is the lack of reaction of the stock markets. Although industrial companies can now produce more cheaply, their prices are hardly rising.
In the precious metals, it has caught the gold in particular. The troy ounce has lost in value immensely in recent weeks and an end to the trend does not seem to be in sight.
There were significant corrections and more likely to follow. In addition, it is not clear whether the markets will climb back up or whether the time of the bulls is over for the time being. Investors should therefore be careful and in case of doubt, wait and see. In the meantime, they can park their money on overnight money accounts and thus protect against the currently relatively low inflation.