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It’s not all about AI

Relatively simple business models can also be highly rewarding for investors. Industrial distributors have not only proved so in the past but are today being eyed by renowned businessman Brad Jacobs. With AI all the rage on (and off) stock markets, and a subject rather for experts, we thought readers might find an article about […]

Magnificent Swiss Milking Time

The US market may well have its Magnificent Seven stocks, but we have our own Magnificent Swiss on this side of the pond, with little to envy to the former over the long run. Indeed, putting aside our Mighty Federer, Speedy Odi or Super Lara just for a moment, the Swiss equity market has also consistently stood out over the years, serving as […]

Embracing AI in Hollywood – and beyond

When the Writers Guild of America finally lifted its 148-day long strike in late September 2023, it hailed a major victory in the battle over the use of AI in the film and TV industry. The terms of the agreement signed with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers preclude studios from resorting to […]

“It’s always darkest before the dawn”

For most companies active in the solar space, the stock market ride of the past few years has been very rough – a far cry indeed from the performances of the “Magnificent Seven”. Massive Chinese production of solar panels has caused a global supply glut, exerting downward pressure on end prices. Combined with the failure […]

The great demographic challenge

If deciphering the economic cycle has never been this difficult, it is certainly because other, more structural forces are currently at play. Beyond complicating the interpretation of economic reports, the Covid pandemic and subsequent war in Ukraine have also served to accelerate some underlying trends. It is quite possible that we stand today on the […]

Embracing a shame-free future for air travel

Beneath the majestic sweep of an airplane’s wings lies a world of contradictions. For the excitement of discovering new destinations often also entails guilt about the carbon footprint that such travel leaves. What if we could ease this conflict and find a way to balance our desire to fly with that of taking care of […]

The many virtues of sport

Among the usual new year resolutions, adopting a healthier lifestyle tends to figure high on the list. In 2023, investors too may be well inspired to increase their exposure to sport, with the industry looking extremely attractive at this juncture – particularly in the US. Solid top-line growth, margin expansion and business resiliency: the ingredients […]

From “just-in-time” to “just-in-case”

Chinese authorities seem to be finally putting an end to their strict zero Covid policy. But the pandemic, with its extended periods of factory lockdowns and port closures in China, will leave a lasting mark on supply chains. Starting in March 2020, populations and company managements alike learnt in the hard way that access to […]

And the ESG winner is…

As the “Qatar World Cup of Shame”, to quote Amnesty International, sees the top football nations compete in brand new air-conditioned stadiums, we in true DECALIA tradition – and with perhaps just a touch of irony – propose an alternative competition. One in which these 32 countries win or lose their games based not on […]

New forex order

In an inflationary world, long live the strongest currencies – USD and CHF notably At the corporate level, this new forex order is reshuffling competitiveness cards Consumers too may be laughing or crying, depending on where they live and travel Massive stock market correction, bond crash and extraordinary greenback appreciation: 2022 will certainly be remembered […]

A new era for women’s sports

• Growing audiences, TV rights, sponsorships, company revenues… • … the ball is rolling fast on the women’s sports field • Enough to hope for the gender pay gap to recede? They brought it home! A feminine “they”, mind you, in the final match of a Euro 2022 tournament that heralds a new era for […]