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MARKET INSIGHTS - Himax Technologies, Inc.

Himax Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan, with a focus on designing and selling hardware devices and semiconductor chips. Established in 2001, it operates through subsidiaries such as Himax Technologies Limited, Himax Display, Inc., Himax Imaging, Inc., and Himax Analogic, Inc., employing around 2100 employees globally. Its business segments include Driver IC (Integrated Circuit) and Non-driver Products, serving markets across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company offers critical components for small, medium, and large-sized applications. Its product lines range from display drivers and timing controllers to touch controller ICs, CMOS image sensor products, and 3D sensing technology.

MARKET INSIGHTS - ANALYZING AND FINDING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE JAPANESE MARKET IN THE CURRENT MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT

Changing global economic environment challenges investors to seek for new investment opportunities in global markets. In this way, investors start to look with the higher interest to many assets, which weren’t in demand before. So, 2023 has become a year, when Japan finally returned to the outlooks of major investors from all over the world, demonstrating highly positive results and fundamental drivers of growth.

MARKET INSIGHTS - EQUITY ANALYSIS: MULTIPLES AND FUNDAMENTALS

Stocks are among the most popular and best-known investments. They seem simple, and many brokers and banks offer easy access to stock trading. However, investors should first understand how to analyze a stock themselves and evaluate whether the investment in a share holds a promising potential or might be a dangerous matter.

MARKET INSIGHTS - ESG INVESTMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON CORPORATIONS

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance and it represents a set of criteria used to evaluate companies’ impact on the environment, local communities and their governance practices. This article aims to clarify how ESG is becoming increasingly important for businesses of all sizes and industries, especially because it plays a crucial role in achieving equitable, ethical long-term value creation and positive reputation.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Inverted Yield Curve

Understanding the inversion of the yield curve and emphasizing its potential negative implications for investors

MARKET INSIGHTS - ESG OUTLOOK 2024

ESG Gains Traction in 2023: Bond Market Thrives Amid Limited Equity Returns, Backed by Ongoing Global Efforts and Tech-Driven Standardization

MARKET INSIGHTS - A Case for Path-dependent Options in an Uncertain Environment

Path-Dependent Options: Navigating Market Uncertainties and Volatility Amid Geopolitical Unrest, Recession Fears, and Deglobalization with Specialized Solutions and Strategic Insights

MARKET INSIGHTS - PORTFOLIO OPTIMIZATION IN A HIGHER-FOR- LONGER INTEREST RATES ENVIRONMENT

Navigating Economic Uncertainty: A Macro-Based Equity Portfolio Strategy Emphasizes Risk-Parity Amidst Global Recession Fears and Central Bank Signals for Higher-For-Longer Interest Rates

MARKET INSIGHTS - Rising Potential of Convertible Bonds

Exploring a fixed income instrument features the combination of debt and equity: Convertible Bonds

MARKET INSIGHTS - SLB: A New Financial Instrument in ESG Investments

An examination of an innovative financial instrument that connects sustainability and yield in the bond market

MARKET INSIGHTS - Global IPO Markets in 2023: Navigating the Challenges and Opportunities

Delving into the current uncertainty in primary equity markets and exploring areas of untapped opportunity

MARKET INSIGHTS - Fixed Income: Market and Opportunities

Exploring the Potential of Fixed Income Investments for Steady Income: A Market Analysis

MARKET INSIGHTS - The Giant Market of CLOs

A booming market, an exposed industry and a distressed economy make CLOs a more than ever important subject.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Derivatives on Fixed Income

Analyzing Fixed Income Derivatives and Investment Strategies in a Volatile Market

MARKET INSIGHTS - Private Markets: 2O21 to Present

Exploring Resilience and Unveiling New Opportunities: A Holistic Analysis of Private Markets

MARKET INSIGHTS - Real Estate: Perspective and Outlook for 2023

An analysis of systematic risk and investment strategies with one question: can Real Estate be profitable in 2023?

MARKET INSIGHTS - Alternative Investing with Managed Futures

Mitigating Risk and Enhancing Returns through Alternative Investments: A Practical Approach

MARKET INSIGHTS - Hedge Funds

The role of hedge funds has become increasingly important in the financial environment over the past twenty years, and their use within financial portfolios has grown accordingly. But what is a hedge fund?

MARKET INSIGHTS - Mutual Funds

After analyzing hedge funds, in this report we are going to talk about mutual funds. What is then a mutual fund?

MARKET INSIGHTS - Inflation and Asset Management

Central banks have raised the interest rates to counter increasing inflation, which brings concerns not only for consumers, but also financial investors.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Emerging markets outlook

Emerging Market’s countries often have rather unstable governments and economies which are, in addition, highly dependent on a few industries.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Social Media

In the last 15 years, the role played by social media in the economic-financial sphere and beyond has become increasingly important. This paper will analyze the sentiment indicator and assess recent developments.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Long-short Equity Strategy: Effectiveness analysis in both bullish and bearish markets

Long-short equity strategy is one of the oldest and most widespread in the financial scenario.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Tail Risk Hedging: Using Black Swan Events to generate returns

Following the COVID-19 global lockdowns in early March, the abrupt market selloff challenged many asset managers, including renowned investors.

MARKET INSIGHTS - How to ride out market volatility: Risk Parity Approach

What went wrong with our expectations? This is the very big question that links the last crisis we experienced in 2008 to the one we are facing now.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Fraud discovery and short selling

On the last day of January 2020, Muddy Waters Research, affiliated to serial short-seller Muddy Waters Capital LLC, came under the spotlight.

MARKET INSIGHTS - The Impact of COVID
on the Sustainability Trend

Nowadays, to be successful in the long-term, businesses need to be able to follow sustainable development. New and more strict regulations are being issued, and many investors now have twin goals: generate returns without compromising their values.

MARKET INSIGHTS - What market volatilty taught us

At the dawn of what was to become a global pandemic, governments around the globe were forced to enact strict lockdown measures, which lowered companies’ expected cash flows and raised investors’ risk aversion.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Price to NAV during the Coronavirus market crash

Over the course of the recent market crash driven by the Coronavirus epidemic, a range of ETFs have experienced a sharp price discount to the NAV.

MARKET INSIGHTS - Navigating the Green Transition

Green investing is an investment approach that has gained considerable momentum. By 2018, at least $30.7 trillion of funds is held in sustainable or green investments.

MARKET INSIGHTS - The vegan food market

The food industry is changing, and it’s changing fast. It has always been a solid sector, but now investors are divided on which will be the dominating innovations.

MARKET INSIGHTS - China supply chain disruptions

Until the COVID-19 emergency, China has been the world's workshop. Now, 75% of US companies report that Coronavirus has disrupted their supply chains.

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