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What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2022

100K in H1 2022_40What a 100K USD, EUR, or local currency investment would have returned in Asia-Pacific’s stock markets over the last half-year. Our regularly ranking shows the returns for a USD-, EUR-, and local-based investor.

The highest return, with 9.4 percent, would have made a EUR investor in the Indonesian stock market over the first six months of 2022. The most significant loss, with 27.7 percent, would have experienced a USD investor with South Korean shares over this period. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2022”

APAC Markets: First Trends in 2022

APAC Market Performance Jan2022A look at the performance of the stock markets in January may give clues on how the markets could continue to develop over the next couple of months. The month of January is supposed to have some predictive power for the rest of the year. It shows how major market participants position themselves at the beginning of a year and in which markets the money flows in or out. Studies for the US market show that if January ends with a positive return, the probability that the year will end with a profit is around 90 percent. Although this statistic is valid for the US market, we can see similar effects for other stock markets. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Trends in 2022”

Year of the Tiger – The Cat Will Show Claws

Year of the Tiger 2022Gong Xi Fa Cai again! Kung Hei Fat Choy! According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Tiger, or more precisely the Year of the Yang Water Tiger, has just begun on February 1st. In China and around many other countries in Asia, no important decision is made without looking at astrology and feng shui, at least a little. Astrology and feng shui is also influencing investment decisions in Chinese culture. The resulting self-fulfilling prophecies should therefore not be underestimated. Continue reading “Year of the Tiger – The Cat Will Show Claws”

Hitachi – The Restructuring is Bearing Fruit

Hitachi 1-Year Chart 2022Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation that operates eight business segments: IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life, Automotive Systems, Construction Machinery, Metals, and others. The company is ranked 133rd on the latest Forbes Global 2000 list.

Over the last fifteen years, Hitachi strongly reduced the number of its listed group companies and consolidated subsidiaries through restructuring and sell-offs. The company plans to become a specialist in IT and infrastructure maintenance in the near future. Continue reading “Hitachi – The Restructuring is Bearing Fruit”