In the Corona crisis, many Swiss were able to put a lot aside. No expensive holidays, no weekly meal with friends at a noble Italian restaurant. And many have also postponed buying a new car. The old one still does. And who knows where the corona crisis is going.
The independent online comparison service moneyland.ch examined the investment situation of the Swiss population as part of a representative survey. The result is clear: the Swiss are investing conservatively in the Corona crisis. And this despite the fact that the stock exchanges went through the roof even in the Corona year.
“The Swiss population remains true to itself and is still investing conservatively in the Corona crisis, despite the negative interest rate environment and the boom on the stock markets,” says Benjamin Manz, Managing Director of moneyland.ch.
Specifically, this means: Cash is popular with Swiss investors. Compared to the survey a year ago before the outbreak of the Corona crisis, shares have barely increased: 27 percent of those surveyed now have shares. Risky investments like Bitcoin are not the Swiss thing – he remains skeptical for the time being. Unsurprisingly: Almost a fifth of the population has gold.
Men are more willing to take risks
Exciting: When it comes to investment issues, men are clearly more willing to take risks than women. This already applies to the youngest of the age groups surveyed, between the ages of 18 and 25. They invest significantly more money in risky investments than the generation of their parents or grandparents, for example.
The German-speaking Swiss are also prepared to take greater risks compared to French-speaking Switzerland, as the study by moneyland.ch shows: In German-speaking Switzerland, the asset classes stocks, gold, Bitcoin and structured products are much more popular. In addition, the Romands are less likely to have cash at home. (pbe)
Published: March 24th, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Last updated: March 24th, 2021, 5:17 pm