Acerca de eToro

eToro se fundó en 2007 con la idea de abrir los mercados globales para que cualquiera pudiera invertir a corto y a largo plazo de una forma sencilla y transparente. El Grupo eToro consta de la plataforma eToro, nuestro sitio de inversión a corto y a largo plazo con múltiples activos, y eToroX, que gestiona el monedero y la plataforma de cambio de criptomonedas.

La plataforma eToro permite a las personas invertir en los activos que desean, desde acciones y materias primas hasta criptoactivos. Somos una comunidad global de más de 12 millones de usuarios registrados que comparten sus estrategias de inversión, y cualquiera puede seguir los enfoques de nuestros inversores de mayor éxito. Dada la sencillez de la plataforma, los usuarios pueden comprar, conservar y vender activos con facilidad, supervisar su portafolio en tiempo real y realizar transacciones en el momento que quieran.

eToro sirve de puente entre el antiguo mundo de la inversión y el nuevo, y ayuda a los inversores en la transición de los activos a la cadena de bloques (y a beneficiarse de ella). eToro es el único lugar donde los inversores pueden guardar activos tradicionales como acciones o materias primas junto con otros activos «nuevos» como el Bitcoin. Creemos que en el futuro todos los activos se dividirán en tokens, y las criptomonedas constituyen el primer paso de este viaje.

A medida que evoluciona la tecnología, también lo hace nuestro negocio. En 2018, creamos eToroX, nuestra cadena de bloques subsidiaria. eToroX proporciona la infraestructura, en forma de monedero y plataforma de cambio de criptomonedas, que respalda nuestro compromiso de facilitar la evolución de los activos tokenizados. Creemos que aprovechar la tecnología de la cadena de bloques nos permitirá convertirnos en el primer proveedor de servicios verdaderamente global, lo que posibilitará a todo el mundo invertir a corto y a largo plazo y ahorrar.

eToro está regulada en Europa por la Autoridad de Conducta Financiera en el Reino Unido y la Comisión de Mercados y Valores de Chipre, y en Australia por la Comisión de Inversiones y Valores de este país.

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Amy Butler
Responsable global de comunicaciones y RR. PP. en eToro

Katie Evans
Directora de comunicaciones y RR. PP.

Emma Davidson
European Head of PR and Communications

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  • 07 July 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Prior to the coronavirus, JD Sports was absolutely flying, as its full-year results show.

    However, the outbreak has of course meant that footfall is now much lower than it was before as shoppers try to avoid enclosed spaces over fears of contracting the virus.

    It’ll be some time before shoppers come out again in the numbers we saw before the pandemic but luckily for JD, it has a strong online presence that has performed well these past few months.

    Sales may be affected for a while yet, but JD is likely to come out of this economic crisis better than most.

  • 07 July 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, market analyst

    Before February 2020, the Airbus development cycle was in perpetual expansion; increasing production, order books with a good decade of visibility, increasing delivery rates and above all major problems with its long-standing competitor, Boeing.

    However for five months, it is a real cataclysm which strikes the Franco-German aircraft manufacturer, with the plunge of air traffic (-90% during confinement) and the fall of the aeronautical market, the activity of Airbus has collapsed by 40%, and its market capitalization dropped by 52 billion euros.

    Despite the 15 billion euros of aid from the French government to the aeronautics sector (including 7 billion for Air France), Airbus announced last week a massive social plan of around 15,000 job cuts, of which 1/3 in France .

    For its historic competitor, the American Boeing, the health crisis has accelerated a decline that had already started in March 2019, with the immobilization of the 737 MAX, following two accidents that killed 346 people in the space of five months! The interruption of production of the flagship plane of the time already cost him more than 18 billion dollars!

    In addition, Boeing continues to burn cash because the American aircraft manufacturer suspended deliveries but maintained a large part of its production chain, which could represent $ 4 billion in cash in the second quarter.

    In addition, one of its biggest customers, the Norwegian Air company has just canceled an order of 92 copies as well as five Dreamliner.

    The good news comes from the Export-Import Bank, which takes over financing to Boeing customers and suppliers, and from the Federal Reserve (Fed), which continues to finance its debt.

    On the stock market, both titles are in dire straits, Airbus is down -48% and Boeing -43% since the beginning of the year. Given the resurgence of cases of Covid-19 across the Atlantic and a resumption of air traffic which returns to normal not before 2023, the future seems more than uncertain for the two largest aircraft manufacturers in the world.

  • 06 July 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    In June, the well-known ISM purchasing manager index for the US service sector improved significantly. The economy is picking up speed, but the coronavirus epidemic is not yet over, as the high number of new infections in the USA shows.

    In June, the American ISM purchasing manager index for the service sector rose sharply to 57.1 points after 45.4 points in the previous month. This is the largest monthly increase since the index was launched in 1997. This not only easily exceeded the expectation of 50 points, the number of points clearly above the 50 point mark also signals growth again. New orders were particularly strong with more than 60 points. 14 of the 18 service sub-indices rose in June. “The easing measures that have been observed since May have a positive effect on the mood in the US economy,” summarizes Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro, the development of the important purchasing manager index. “However, investors are worried about a second Covid 19 Wave of infections that could weigh on the US economy again,” Austinat adds. Some US states have already introduced restrictions again.

  • 03 July 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    Purchasing managers more and more optimistic
    The mood brightening in the German economy continues. In June the purchasing manager index rose to its highest level in 4 months, however the current index level still signals a shrinking process.

    In June, the purchasing manager indices calculated by the research company Markit for the industry and the service sector rose sharply. The mood in the economy has improved significantly after the first easing measures. The overall purchasing manager index rose by 13.5 points to 45.8, only an increase of 44.2 points was expected. The individual indices also jumped up significantly, reaching 44.6 points (industry) and 45.8 points (service). However, this means that all purchasing manager indices are still below the threshold of 50 points, which indicates an expansion of activities. “The latest leading indicators, which also include the Markit purchasing manager indices, show that decision-makers in companies are more optimistic about the economic situation than a few weeks ago,” explains Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro.

  • 02 July 2020 - David Derhy, eToro market analyst

    Taking advantage of containment, the video game industry is one of the few industries to have benefited from this health crisis. And it also benefited local players like Ubisoft.
    After reaching a historic high of € 108 in July 2018, the year 2019 had been particularly complicated for Ubisoft, reaching in October 2019 a low of € 40.
    But since its lows and after a failed takeover attempt by Vincent Bolloré and Vivendi, the French video game publisher is beginning to regain the interest of investors.
    The company has since almost doubled since its lows.

    Thanks to several Blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry or Watch Dogs and several innovations in the blockchain industry, the publisher has managed to recover and is up 25% since the start of the year.

    In June, the video game company tested the sale of 55 Rabbids collectibles. This took the form of non-fungible tokens (NFT) on the Ethereum blockchain, and the money was donated directly to Unicef ​​as donations. Each with its own properties, the 55 NFT Rabbit tokens are intended to be collected and exchanged in the same way as playing cards. With each new acquisition, the amount of the transaction is donated directly to UNICEF.

    For two years now, the company has been deeply involved in blockchain projects. In November, Ubisoft partnered with an Eos sister blockchain (EOS) and became a block producer of the UOS blockchain. Last summer, the firm also launched an initiative to use Ethereum (ETH) and blockchain for in-game purchases. The company also joined the Blockchain Game Alliance network, which brings together video game companies involved in the sector .

    In addition, with the launch of the remake of Trackmania, a racing game democratized by the streamer Zerator, and with the arrival of Hyper Space, a Battle Royal that wants to compete with Fortnite, the group could benefit even more from these latest innovations for outperform the CAC 40.

    Despite some allegations of sexual harassment taken very seriously by the group, the novelties seem to take over among institutional investors. Thus Blackrock has held since June 24, 5.09% of the capital and 4.63% of the voting rights and JP Morgan meanwhile holds 10.80% of the capital and 9.82% of the voting rights of the publisher of video games.
    The action is one of the biggest increases of the SBF 120 during these last two sessions despite a delay on the release of several AAA games and a sharp drop in non-IFRS operating profit which goes from 446 million for the year 2018 to 1,019 against 34.2 million for the year 2019-20. In addition, the current crisis also calls for caution. The transition to homework had short-term repercussions on production.

    But with 117 million console and PC players on their games and having their own licenses including 11 games of 6 franchises have sold more than 10 million copies and with the arrival of new generation consoles, the French company now wants to focus on social interactions and should continue to perform well at the moment. The company has also succeeded in dividing its non-IFRS net debt by 3.

    The coming months will therefore have to tell us more about the publisher’s ability to keep up with their launch schedule, especially during the Ubisoft Forward conference to be held on July 12!

  • 02 July 2020 - Edoardo Fucso Femiano, eToro market analyst

    It is too early to call the unemployment rate to have bottomed out but these job numbers are definitely a good reason for markets to consolidate this rebound from March lows. Despite the uptick in new Covid-19 cases and in hospitalization in the US, average death rates are declining and this is giving investors enough confidence to continue to stay invested in stocks. However, today’s data showed the 15th straight week in which initial claims remained above 1 million (1.43 million). A future claims number below that threshold could be the next turning point for investors in order to more firmly believe in speedy recovery.

  • 02 July 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Perhaps the eight most important words in Associated British Foods’ (ABF) latest trading update are: ‘Nearly all Primark stores are now trading again’.

    The budget fashion brand is so important to ABF that it has become affectionately known as the group’s ‘golden goose’.

    The problem was that without an online presence, Primark was the golden goose that stopped laying eggs, which is why the group-wide figures are down so much.

    Strip out Primark, however, and ABF’s Grocery, Sugar and Ingredients divisions have actually done reasonably well.

    But of course, the news shareholders really wanted was that Primark was nearly back to firing on all cylinders, even if it takes a while for its sales and profits to recover.

  • 02 July 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, market analyst

    The Covid-19 pandemic has had beneficial effects for certain markets, and dramatic for others, the diamond market belongs to the second category.
    Given that 90% of diamond sales are made in jewelry stores and other luxury boutiques, the closure of all these businesses during the confinement resulted in a dramatic drop in sales of precious stones.

    In 2019, it is a market which represented 12 billion dollars, in 2020, diamond sales should hardly reach 8 billion, according to Moody’s. It is not until 2021 that sales are expected to resume, and perhaps reach the $ 10 billion level again.

    In addition, the global supply chain is totally disrupted because India, where more than 80% of rough stones are cut and polished, has massively offloaded its stock of diamonds, due to the lack of appetite of consumers , and as a result the global supply has become overabundant.
    Due to this glut, world leaders in diamond mining and production have seen prices fall by almost 5% and their margins have shrunk.

    The world number, the Russian Alrosa, which produces a quarter of diamonds in the world, had to drop its production drastically to maintain its prices. But its sales have collapsed by 59% in Q1 2020.

    The current number two in the world, the best known historically because being in the extraction of diamonds for more than 100 years, the South African of Beers bought by the British Anglo American since 2011, also knows great difficulties since the beginning of the ‘year. To cut prices and stem the plunge in sales, de Beers launched its brand of synthetic diamonds Lightbox, this market is growing by 20% and provides access to diamonds at much more affordable prices.
    In the stock market, mid-size diamond extractors like the British Petra Diamonds are under high pressure, in London the title has fallen by 79% since the start of the year. However mining as Anglo American (Beers) or Rio Tinto, are doing relatively well since the first one down “only” 13% and the second is flat since 1st January 2020.

  • 01 July 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Sainsbury’s first quarter results show just how much of a competitive advantage supermarkets have had throughout lockdown, with a 10.7% increase in grocery sales and a doubling of digital sales in just one quarter almost unheard of in normal times.

    While that has not all necessarily translated into profits, it’s clear the sector is riding the crest of a devastatingly unfortunate Covid-19 wave at the moment.

    But this sort of sales growth will almost certainly tail off in the coming weeks as the economy begins to reopen and supermarkets once again have to compete with other sectors for the money in people’s pockets.

    “The big question now is whether the supermarkets are ready for that and what they have been doing to prepare for such an event.

  • 01 July 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    In May, retail sales from Germany rose sharply and significantly exceeded analysts’ expectations. The figures thus confirm the recent developments in the ifo business climate index and the GfK consumer climate index, which have also signaled an improvement.

    German retail sales increased significantly in May and rose more than in the previous year and the previous month than analysts had expected. The year-on-year increase was 3.8 percent and compared to the previous month of April sales increased by 13.9 percent. Only an increase of 3.9 percent was expected, or a decrease of 3.5 percent in a monthly comparison. “This positive development signals that German retail and the economy as a whole are on a fast path to recovery,” says Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro. “The recovery could continue in the second half of 2020,” Austinat adds.

  • 30 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, market analyst

    The luxury sector suffered the brunt of the Covid-19 crisis. The closing of stores around the world has halted activity, and the significant drop in sales has been accelerated by the collapse of tourism; tourism being the main lever of the luxury sector.

    These arguments have just been taken up during the LVMH Board of Directors meeting that morning. Tourists and in particular Chinese tourists traditionally draw sales from the market, but this clientele, which has been nonexistent for the past three months, is largely responsible for the 17% decline in group sales in the 1 st quarter. Even though LVMH owns 70 brands, Louis Vuiton represents 37% of its turnover, and this was strongly impacted by the closure of stores in Asia but also around the world.

    Its direct competitor Kering, which, however, is three times smaller than LVMH, is very dependent on its flagship brand Gucci, representing 60% of total turnover. Gucci suffered severely from the crisis with a 23% drop in sales in the 1 st quarter.

    That said, the gradual deconfinement and the reopening of shops should benefit the sector, even if according to some experts, the market should not return to its record level of 2019 (281 billion euros) before 2022 or 2023.

    The current crisis will force luxury players to be more creative to meet new demands while adapting to new constraints. LVMH appears to be the best equipped, with significant sector diversification (fashion & leather goods, wines & spirits, cosmetics or even fine jewelry).
    The number one share price has dropped “only” by 5% since the start of the year, outperforming Kering, which has fallen by 17%.

  • 26 June 2020 - Edoardo Fucso Femiano, eToro market analyst

    From a substantial standpoint, this Fed’s decision has limited price impact on banks, as dividends were minimally preserved and buybacks were off the table anyway. However, it signals some uncertainty for the financial sector. In addition, there is constant political pressure on global listed corporations in order to limit or abandon buyback policies. We have to keep in mind that, since 2009, buybacks became a key source return for investors, even higher than dividends. Just on the S&P500, buybacks totaled 800 billion in 2018. The 2019 was a record year, with more than a trillion buybacks, while dividend remained around 500 billion. Should we see more regulation on this front, this could completely change the payoff structure on equity returns, which we know include dividends, stocks buyback and capital appreciation.

  • 26 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Tesco has achieved fantastic sales growth in the 30 weeks ending 30 May but that has come at a cost.

    Ensuring customers can shop in a socially distant way and bolstering support for online so they can buy everything they need has been expensive for Tesco and the supermarket sector as a whole.

    While business rates relief has clearly offset some of these additional costs, the reality is many supermarkets have not been cashing in during the coronavirus outbreak like the sales figures might suggest.

    That said, if supermarkets can find ways to do this in a more cost efficient manner, then we could see profits soar.

  • 25 June 2020 - David Derhy, eToro market analyst

    The launch of the FC Barcelona token was a real success. In just 24 hours, the $ BAR Fan Tokens were sold in 106 different countries, collecting 1.3 million Euros in just 2 hours, including € 777K in less than two minutes.

    A Fan token is a cryptocurrency built on top of the blockchain in order to allow sportfis clubs to better interact with their community. Often in partnership with Startup blockchain Chiliz, this type of token is issued directly on the platform, an application created by Chiliz that allows sports fans to better interact with their favorite club.

    In addition to the speculative side specific to cryptocurrencies, having a BAR token will therefore allow Barça supporters to vote in club-specific polls and to win possible rewards such as a meeting with the club’s players, VIP seats and many other gifts. Fans will also be able to resell their tokens at any time and / or send them directly to other wallets.

    In just 6 months, the idea has already won over several football clubs and even the organization behind the UFC, one of the most renowned combat sports in the world. Whether it’s PSG, AS Rome, Juventus Turin or Athletico Madrid, all these clubs have decided to take the plunge and launch their own Fan Token.

    But this is not the first time that the sports industry has demonstrated its interest in cryptocurrencies.

    Indeed, other sports such as Baseball, NBA or F1 have favored the creation of non-fungible Tokens allowing fans to collect and play with cards specially designed for blockchain.

    And this type of operation is far from new to the sports industry. In 2019, eToro had already become the largest sponsor of the English championship after sponsoring six Premier League clubs (Tottenham, Everton, Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace & Leicester), all paid directly in cryptocurrencies.

    Indeed, other sports such as Baseball, NBA or F1 have favored the creation of non-fungible Tokens allowing fans to collect and play with cards specially designed for blockchain.
    And this type of operation is far from new to the sports industry. In 2019, eToro had already become the largest sponsor of the English championship after sponsoring six Premier League clubs (Tottenham, Everton, Aston Villa, Southampton, Crystal Palace & Leicester), all paid directly in cryptocurrencies.
    The international influence of the sport is an excellent opportunity for cryptocurrencies to acquire a population still unfamiliar with blockchain technology and the functioning of cryptocurrencies.
    Allowing clubs to better interact with their fans and facilitating sponsorship contracts, the use of blockchain in the sports industry could therefore improve the transparency of this industry and be the trigger for mass adoption and a new uptrend for cryptocurrencies.

  • 25 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Royal Mail is currently in the position every shareholder dreads: without a CEO, performing dismally, at war with the unions and seemingly on the ropes.

    A stark difference to when the postal service floated in 2013 and investors were climbing over themselves to buy shares. That is reflected in the share price, which is less than half of what it was when it made its stock market debut.

    While Royal Mail has come out with an emergency plan to arrest the slide, including drastically reducing capital investment and slashing staffing costs by £130 million, it doesn’t really get to the root of the problem.

    The uncomfortable truth is that Royal Mail’s abominable performance in recent years is largely because it has failed to adapt to a world where people send fewer letters and more parcels.

  • 24 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, market analyst

    The cinemas reopened in France on Monday June 22 after more than three months of closure due to containment measures. The biggest producers of films in the world are American, they had to adapt to the closure of cinemas, and consequently a big artistic blur reigned on the calendar of blockbuster releases.

    In the United States there is not, as in France, a National Cinema Center (CNC) which supervises the chronology of the media and grants the dates for the release of films. This is the result of a purely commercial showdown.

    Universal Studios, a subsidiary of Comcast, was the first to pave the way, breaking the media timeline, which is usually three months exclusive for movie theater operators. The American giant has thus decided to cancel the theatrical release of his animated film The Trolls 2 to offer it directly on VOD (video on demand), at € 19.90, which was a huge success.

    Paramount, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, has also chosen to skip the cinema box, unlike Disney which, for its part, preferred to postpone the theatrical release of its future blockbusters Mulan and Black Widow.

    TimeWarner, recently bought by At & T has also decided to postpone its two big films, Wonderwoman on August 12 and Tenet, the last Christopher Nolan, to July 17.

    Regarding stock market prices, ViacomCBS (parent company of Paramount) suffered the strongest drop during the crisis with a drop of 71% between mid-February and mid-March, however, the rebound was spectacular, + 130% from the low point at $ 10.

    For Comcast, At & T, and Walt Disney, the decline was less marked, ranging from 31 to 44%. Since the March 19 low point, a recovery has materialized, from 15% for AT&T to 45% for Walt Disney. Note that none of the 4 majors have returned to their pre-crisis rating levels.

    Cinema majors are also facing the explosion of video-on-demand services which undoubtedly have a bright future ahead of them, while 46% of French people have a VOD subscription today. A craze that also pushes GAFAM to invest more and more in streaming like Amazon with Prime Video or Apple which recently announced new features for the operating system of Apple TV in order to play 4K content.

    Investors are well aware of these upheavals in the sector. On eToro, Netflix is ​​the 13th most invested action by French investors in April and May 2020. The latter also retain confidence in Disney, the 6th most invested action on the platform in France, which benefits from greater diversification of its activities, illustrated by the launch of Disney + which already has more than 50 million subscribers worldwide.

  • 24 June 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    The coronavirus pandemic significantly impacted industrial service provider Bilfinger in the first quarter of 2020. Nevertheless, CEO Tom Blades is confident of coping with the crisis and sees promising growth potential, as he explained at today’s virtual general meeting.

    Last year, Bilfinger had achieved its financial targets and organic sales growth of 6 percent. But this year the environment has become more difficult due to the Corona crisis. The opening quarter of 2020 was additionally burdened by the drop in oil prices. Bilfinger is therefore now anticipating a 20 percent decline in sales this year and an operating result below the previous year’s level, which should remain positive. In the long term, Blades continues to expect attractive growth increases: According to the company’s own 2020+ strategy, sales are to be increased to over 5 billion euros by 2024. In addition, the goal is to achieve a free cash flow of over 200 million euros by 2024. “With its corporate strategy, Bilfinger wants to present itself as a predictable, reliable and sustainable company,” says Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro. This also includes the sustainable expansion of industrial plants so that customers can achieve their ESG goals with regard to environmental, social and fair management criteria.

  • 24 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Various surveys have shown that one of the things the nation has done more of during lockdown is cooking. It’s no surprise then that companies such as Premier Foods have benefited massively from this trend.

    The maker of Bisto gravy and Sharwood’s sauces revealed it has experienced a huge spike in demand for meal prep items such as cooking sauces, gravy and baking ingredients as we have had more time to experiment in the kitchen.

    That has helped Premier report growing profits for a third year running while revenue is expected to come in 20% higher year-on-year in the third quarter, which is impressive in the current environment.

    But Premier’s challenge now is working out how to capitalise on the nation’s newfound love affair with cooking and find ways to tempt people back into the kitchen once lockdown ends and everyone returns to their busy lives. If it can nail that, then there is no doubt it will continue on a similar trajectory to what it is now.

  • 19 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Demand for oil crashed during lockdown which in turn had a crippling effect on the price of oil and therefore revenues for those operating in the sector.

    This is what has happened to Wood Group’s oil division, which has seen activity plummet in its upstream and midstream oil operations. However, the energy services group has been saved by the diversity of its services, with chemicals, renewables and downstream operations compensating to some degree.

    But that probably won’t be enough to woo back investors at this moment in time, given how important the oil industry is to the firm. And it’s likely to be months or even years before we see oil demand reach pre-Covid-19 levels once more.

  • 19 June 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    At today’s virtual general meeting, Deutsche Telekom cut the dividend despite record results. Rising debts due to the takeover of the US competitor Sprint weigh on the company. Nevertheless, the annual forecast was confirmed.

    At today’s virtual annual general meeting of Deutsche Telekom, CEO Höttges confirmed the annual forecast. He currently sees only a limited impact of the pandemic on business results. Adjusted operating profit grew double-digit by 10.2 percent. “After the takeover of Sprint, Deutsche Telekom plans to further expand its business with the 5G mobile communications standard,” explains Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro. “In Germany, the group plans to expand coverage significantly this year and thus secure future opportunities,” Austinat continued. However, the 5G expansion and the takeover of Sprint have to be financed, which is why Deutsche Telekom reduced the dividend by 10 to 60 cents. At the current price level, this distribution makes a dividend yield of almost four percent.

  • 18 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier and David Dehry, market analysts

    The lottery and sports betting operator, La Française des jeux (FDJ) has just revealed, this afternoon during its General Assembly, the impacts of the health and containment crisis as well as the measures to deal with it.

    During the two months of confinement, the decline in total bets was 60%, including 40% for the lottery (excluding Amigo) and 95% for sports betting, despite a 16% increase in digital player bets . This had a significant impact for the 4th World Lottery Group, a decline of 100 million euros monthly on revenue and € 50 million in EBITDA. Despite these negative elements, investors were reassured by the responsiveness and solidity of the group, which announced 800 million euros in available cash and a savings plan of 80 million euros to deal with the shortfall in turnover.

    Only downside, the board of directors proposed a 30% reduction in the dividend for 2019 which was approved by a large majority of shareholders. It thus goes from 0.64 euro to 0.45 euro per share.

    On the stock market, we can say that the success has been total since its introduction at € 19.90 in November 2019, the stock now quoting € 30.40, representing a performance of 52% over the period! Since the beginning of the year, the FDJ action is not far behind with an increase of 28%, the 5 th performance of the SBF 120, outperforming the CAC 40 which largely fell by -17%.

    The group can see the future with serenity with the reopening of points of sale and the gradual resumption of major sports championships.

  • 18 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    National Grid is in the enviable position of being relatively shielded from the coronavirus economic fallout.

    While the outbreak has led to a £400 million increase in costs for the energy network operator – largely for IT and system cleaning and maintenance – it is bullish it will be largely unaffected long-term.

    For investors, classic defensive stocks such as National Grid are very appealing at the moment. It may not be sexy, but it has shown the sort of resilience in recent months that other companies can only dream of.

    Throw into the mix the fact it is also one of the few major companies to have maintained or grown its dividend and it becomes even more tempting for investors needing to produce an income from their investments.

  • 17 June 2020 - Dennis Austinat, eToro regional manager for DACH region

    International expansion for the MDAX value is also progressing, as as Dennis Austinat, Germany director of the social trading platform eToro explains: “Even if the takeover of the US food delivery service Grubhub was not successful, the market position in Asia was able to with the previous takeover be strengthened by Woowa. The company operates one of the largest local delivery services in South Korea and Vietnam ”. Asia is the world’s second strongest region for Delivery Hero, with around 30 percent of sales.

  • 17 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, eToro market analyst

    The health crisis has amplified two trends that already existed, namely the reduction in cash payment and, more importantly, the increase in contactless payment; the world champion being Sweden where cash payments account for only 2%!

    Two major players have an interest in the end of cash, first of all the banks because of the costs of withdrawals from ATMs (ATMs) — 89 euro cents per withdrawal in France. Then the United States, for fiscal reasons, since cash payments can pass under its radar.

    Thanks to the coronavirus epidemic, the limit for contactless payments has increased from € 30 to € 50, which has benefited credit card providers. The two main ones are Visa and Mastercard, which share 87% of the world market, 60% for the former and 27% for the latter.

    Even if payment by card was favored during the crisis, the end of tourism and travel for two months has had negative consequences for the two market leaders who revised their sales downwards for 2020. However, at its General Meeting on June 16, Mastercard voted to distribute a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share.

    In addition to paperless payments, Visa and Mastercard are very interested in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.

    After first joining Facebook’s Libra project, the two companies decided to back off following complications with the American regulator. However, even if Visa and Mastercard have withdrawn from Facebook’s stablecoins project, the two companies are not completely closing the door on a return to this ambitious project, which is currently on stand-by.

    In addition, the two giants of the bank card are developing many projects in parallel. For example, Visa has filed a patent for the creation of a stable digital currency on the Ethereum blockchain at the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office), the equivalent of France’s INPI (National Intellectual Property Office); this type of project has the potential to reduce the volatility of cryptocurrencies.

    For its part, Mastercard has joined ID2020, an initiative from Microsoft which advocates for the digital identification of the billion undocumented migrants and refugees worldwide. In addition to digging into the blockchain domain, and in order to catch up with Visa, Mastercard also recently launched in Europe, a new program called “Fintech Express” allowing Fintechs to move from the project stage to the product stage “in the space of a few days”, in particular thanks to a simplified regulatory procedure and obtaining a license approved directly by the payment giant.

    These latest advances could bode well for the stock prices of the two payment service giants. Because, after an impressive journey for three years, + 180% for Visa and + 350% for MasterCard, the securities plunged respectively -37% and -42% between February and March during the stock market crash.

    That said, since March 23, Visa has returned 43.8% and Mastercard 51.5% which outperforms their benchmark, the S&P 500; which increased 42.3% over the period.

  • 17 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Compared with many firms, Kingfisher has weathered the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown fairly well.

    Yes, its balance sheet has taken a bit of a beating, but there is no doubt the owner of B&Q has been helped by the fact that DIY stores reopened early in many parts of Europe, boosting sales by nearly 22% in the second quarter.

    Looking forward, the signs suggest Kingfisher could capitalise on the economic uncertainty brought on by Covid-19.

    When times are tough, people tend to do odd jobs around the house themselves rather than call in workers, which of course benefits DIY firms.

    Therefore, while Kingfisher’s re-entry into the FTSE 100 earlier this month may have been a surprise, conditions may help it maintain its position in London’s blue-chip index.

  • 16 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, eToro market analyst

    One of the leaders in digital transformation, Atos has a portfolio of global activities: infrastructure management, cloud, Big Data and cybersecurity.

    The group has strong visibility in the long term, in fact more than half of its order books are multi-year between 3 and 7 years. At the same time, its Q1 results satisfied analysts, with Big Data and Cybersecurity pulling out with a 16% increase, which made up for the 0.5% loss in infrastructure management.

    To deal with the crisis, the IT group launched the “Always Ready” offer, allowing customers to manage emergencies related to containment situations (generalized teleworking, strengthening cybersecurity).

    In addition, Atos is very committed to the environment. For several years, the group has been trying to lower its own carbon footprint, by improving server cooling techniques or by lowering the energy consumption of supercomputers.

    Finally, Atos will be one of the European companies to take part in the Franco-German project, Gaïa-X, whose objective is to build a cloud environment that will allow Europe to reduce its dependence on American giants like Microsoft or Amazon.

    This will concern in particular the creation of common standards and strict data protection solutions in accordance with European rules.

    Today, the Annual General Meeting was held behind closed doors, which made it possible to update certain objectives for 2020. Turnover is revised downwards from -4% to -7% against + 7% pre Covid-19 due to a loss of 450 million euros due to the termination of current projects. Free Cash Flow (FCF) will decrease by 100 million euros due to the contraction of the operating margin net of tax.

    On the stock market, Atos’ prices lost almost 50% during the crisis. Since then, the rebound has been strong, with prices retracing 80% of the previous decline. The valuation is still attractive at 9.7 times the profit, which is quite low for the sector.

  • 16 June 2020 - Edoardo Fucso Femiano, eToro market analyst

    Due to the composition of the corporate bond portfolio, the Fed’s program could generate long lasting distortions on the US credit market but, short-term, is another step towards “monetising everything”. It also shows that last week correction was physiological and had little to do with a potential second outbreak of contagions. USA retail sales also came out way better than expected and this helped as well. Markets will continue to ask for relief and, no surprise, central banks and governments will step in on request. In order for this rally to continue, we need more visibility on the future economic outlook, which will bring more visibility on corporate earnings of cyclical stocks, in particular for basic materials, energy, transportation and consumer discretionary.

  • 16 June 2020 - Guy Hirsch, Managing Director of eToro US

    The Federal Reserve’s aggressive stimulus plans have certainly both aggravated and excited many cryptocurrency enthusiasts. This type of aggressive money-printing could help promote the narrative behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, we have yet to see the crypto market react accordingly. This level of stimulus might provide a short-term solution to increasing unemployment and shrinking GDP growth, but it cannot be sustained.

  • 16 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Ashtead’s remarkable performance through the first three quarters of its financial year has helped it emerge from the past few months in decent shape.

    Lockdown meant much lower demand for industrial equipment hire but while the fourth quarter figures look bleak, the full-year figures are ok, all things considered.

    There will be investors who see a sea of minus figures for the fourth quarter and get spooked, but it must be remembered that the firm was on course for a record year before Covid-19 struck.

    On top of that, its decision to increase its dividend is incredibly welcome when many others have slashed or scrapped theirs and reflects the strength of Ashtead’s balance sheet.

  • 15 June 2020 - Adam Vettese, eToro market analyst

    Retailers have been battered by Covid-19 but H&M’s quarterly results offer some hope to the sector.

    While sales have been down year-on-year every week for the past 18 weeks – and are still down more than a third – the situation has improved dramatically in recent weeks as Europe has begun to emerge from lockdown.

    That said, investors remain quite rightly reticent to back a sector that has been so badly affected by the coronavirus. The sad truth is that while there is some hope on the horizon, the road to recovery will be long and painful for many firms – and not all of them will be able to survive.

  • 12 June 2020 - Antoine Fraysse-Soulier, eToro market analyst

    The Covid-19 pandemic has reshuffled the cards of CAC 40 companies, and some stocks have seen their stock market prices melt, particularly in the aeronautics, tourism and catering sectors.

    The verdict finally fell yesterday after trading, it is the specialist in call centers, Teleperformance, who will replace within the CAC 40, Sodexo, leader in collective catering in France, on June 22.

    This is explained by the fact that the Sodexo share price has declined by more than 41% since the start of the year. It was the fifth worst performance of the CAC 40, which lowered its market capitalization to 9 billion euros, 38th ranking just ahead of Accor and Renault.

    The confinement had a devastating impact on the group’s activity, causing the closure of schools, businesses, and even the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, in which Sodexo was to participate.

    On the other hand for Teleperformance, it is the consecration, for this group of more than 330,000 employees, in organic growth above 5% for eight years. The group also reassured investors during the containment by pursuing certain critical activities such as the hotlines dedicated to Coronavirus that the governments had set up.

    On the stock market, the title has experienced an impressive trajectory, losing “only” 3% since the beginning of the year, multiplying its price by 8 for ten years and regularly appearing among the best performances of the SBF 120.

  • 12 June 2020 - Simon Peters, eToro market analyst and crypto expert

    The recent cryptoasset pullback coincides with a similar retraction in global equity markets. It appears the narrative in markets has somewhat changed from potential recovery and reopening of economies post-lockdown, to a potential second COVID-19 wave. Especially after several US states have reported a spike in coronavirus cases since reopening their local economies.

    Optimism has dissipated and realism has set in, in both the cryptoasset market and global stock markets. If we begin to see widespread second spikes of Covid-19, then it would probably cause another sell off across all markets. If the price drops below the $8,500 level, investors should be worried.

    With bitcoin there is always the possibility for a further drop, but it’s my view that we are seeing a new bottom begin to form. Fundamentals remain positive for the asset, especially given the recent Fed meeting and indication of continued economic stimulus and consistently close to zero interest rates.

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