2022 has become one of the most turbulent years for global markets, with inflation hitting both the United States and European economies, and the war in Ukraine launched gas, oil, and coal prices into the stratosphere. The signs seem clear – a recession is coming. All of these events combined have made waves of uncertainty in the global stock markets. The S&P 500 is down around 20% from its recent high, and the Nasdaq has been hit even harder: It is down 30% from its peak. Switzerland has also felt the brunt of this economic downturn, as the Swiss market index is 21.84% down from its high at the end of December 2021.
Amidst this uncertainty, investors are looking to understand the future trends of stocks. How long will the bear market last and when is it time to re-invest? The market has already fallen a long way, but it could still fall further. That raises the question: Is this an average bear market that happens every three to five years, or could it be worse than what we have experienced in the past? It is difficult to know, but there is no doubt that smart investors are going to profit richly when the market does eventually turn.
It is important to be aware that financial markets do not discriminate between the wealthy and the poor. Anyone with a little cash can, with some professional knowledge or recommendations, coupled with a bit of luck, buy assets that could potentially bring a cash windfall.
Keeping in mind the uncertainty of future market conditions, we have selected an exclusive portfolio of stocks that we expect to perform well during this time of high inflation. So, let’s dive into this list of the top 10 Swiss stocks to buy in 2022 and hold throughout 2023.