Update from our CEO
Co-Founder & CEO of Saxo Bank
Summary: With the global pandemic and recovery efforts as the backdrop, the first six months of 2021 saw unprecedented market moves. Equity markets reached new all-time highs, while cryptocurrencies and speculative stocks stole the show. Now it is time to take stock, as we have been dedicating our efforts to inspire, educate and improve the Saxo experience. I am both thankful and humbled by the trust shown to us by you, our client, and remain optimistic about the coming six months.
What an incredible market performance in the first six months of 2021. Earlier this year, we saw unprecedented moves in global markets, both in the more speculative stocks and in cryptocurrencies. This happened amidst a global recovery from the pandemic as equity markets reached new all-time highs. I hope you as an investor had the opportunity to profit from this.
We are both thankful and humbled that more people than ever before become clients with Saxo Bank. During the first half of the year, we have put strong focus on providing our clients with inspirational and educational content, a better experience when using our platform and timely, relevant and unbiased access to products so you are empowered to make informed and optimal financial decisions.
I founded Saxo 29 years ago with the goal of breaking down the barriers to trading and investment for everyone. As a result, Saxo was one of the first financial institutions to develop online trading platforms that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions, and fund managers.
Our vision is to enable you to fulfill your financial aspirations and make an impact. Against the current market volatility and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to manage your risks properly. Navigating the markets and the volatility requires a steady pair of hands. We remain committed to support you in managing your risk with timely and relevant market research, inspiration and the tools you need to navigate the markets.
As we look forward, we remain fully dedicated to constantly improving our offering so you can take advantage of opportunities in the markets. Your input is very much appreciated to help us to do even better. I will be both proud and happy to prove why Saxo Bank deserves your trust.
We have many exciting products and features that we look forward to sharing with you in the near future. As many of our clients take vacation in the coming months, we wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to engaging with you again soon.
CEO and Founder, Saxo Bank
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022: The End Game has arrived
- Shocks from covid and the war in Ukraine have forced the global financial and political world to change, but what will the end game be?
Productivity and innovation have never been more importantAs the world economy hits physical limits and central banks tighten their belts, could equities be facing a 10-15% downside?
The great EUR recovery and the difficulty of trading itIf the terrible fog of war hopefully lifts soon, the conditions are promising for the euro to reprice significantly higher.
Tight commodity markets – turbocharged by war and sanctionsWith supply already tight, commodities keep powering on. But will it last for yet another quarter?
Between a rock and a hard placeGeopolitical concerns will add upward price pressures and fears of slower growth, while volatility will remain elevated.
The Great ErosionInflation is everywhere and central banks try to combat it. But will they get it under control in time?
Australian investing: Six considerations amid triple Rs: rising rates, record inflation and likely recessionWhile global financial markets are struggling in an uncertain world, the commodity-heavy Australian ASX index is poised to keep a positive momentum.
Cybersecurity – the rush to catch up with realityWith the invasion of Ukraine, governments and private companies are rushing to reinforce their cyber defenses.