sentix Survey results (40-2020)

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Chinese Equities: Corona crisis like wiped away Equities

For the autumn, the stock market is becoming increasingly willing to buy. US stocks and especially China stocks are on the wish list. Conversely, investors are turning away from fixed-income securities. This trend does not apply to all safe-haven investments: gold continues to spread its attraction for investors. The expected portfolio adjustment for gold is progressing and favors a sustained upward path.

Further results:

  • Equities: Continued strong TD signals
  • Precious metals: Gold continues to excite
  • sentix economic index: New data on 05th Oct. 2020 / 10:30 CEST

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sentix Survey results (39-2020)

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Sentiment with contrary signals

We are repeating our chart from the previous week, as the constellation depicted there, negative Nasdaq positioning and further increasing basic confidence, has strengthened once again. Tech shares were already able to buck the general trend in the past week. The sentix data constellation indicates that this should continue to be the case in the coming weeks.

Further results:

  • Equities: Professionals gain basic strategic confidence
  • Precious metals: Silver with all-time low in TD-Index
  • sentix investor positioning in equities and bonds

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Seasonal stress test

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The summer months of August and September are considered a difficult period on the stock markets. The vacation period in the northern hemisphere not only leads to a lower trading volume, but usually also to greater price fluctuations and, as a result, to price losses.

Since 1990, these two months are the only ones that have brought on average a negative performance for investors in the S&P 500 and DAX. A closer look at the seasonal trends reveals that August is a month with more frequent vola-tile escapades. The negative September performance, on the other hand, is mainly due to the crisis years 2001 and 2008, when the attacks on the World Trade Center (2001) and the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers (2008) brought the stock markets to their knees.

Compared to the seasonal pattern, August 2020 was much more relaxed, probably due in part to the chronically negative mood of investors in the year of the Corona crisis. However, the negative sentiment was by no means homogeneous in recent times. In the technology sector in particular, we saw a high degree of carelessness and speculative interest at the end of August, which is now reflected in price losses in September.

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sentix Survey results (38-2020)

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Nasdaq signals

The basic strategic confidence of investors, especially in US and Chinese stocks, is rising again this week. Rising basic confidence indicates a growing willingness to buy on the part of investors and is usually somewhat ahead of their positioning behavior. In this context, the divergence between the strategic bias for US technology stocks and positioning behavior is particularly interesting. Is this a buying opportunity?

Further results:

  • Equities: Basic confidence in China on the rise
  • FX: Comeback of USD-JPY?
  • sentix styles - Investor preferences & behavior

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Investors refuse the car industry

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Who would have thought it: in the last few weeks, automobile stocks have become the mainstay of the stock market upswing. The premiums that were offered in Germany in particular for the purchase of new vehicles do not seem to be missing their effect.

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