What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific returned in H1 2017

Investment Asia Pacific H1 2017What would have a 100K USD, EUR or local currency investment returned to an investor in the first six months of 2017 if he or she would have invested in one of the Asia-Pacific equity markets? In our regular snapshot, we rank the performance of Asia Pacific’s stock markets on a USD, EUR, and local currency basis. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific returned in H1 2017”

First Quarter Performance of APAC Markets – India, Singapore and Hong Kong Ahead

Performance APAC Jan-Mar 2017_40The visualization and ranking of index performances with bar charts gives a quick comparative view on recent markets trends and an outlook for the rest of the year. We observed that many trends develop in January (see also: APAC Markets – First Trends for 2017) and last until the end of the year, provided that no significant incidences and turbulences will occur. Continue reading “First Quarter Performance of APAC Markets – India, Singapore and Hong Kong Ahead”

The Year of the Rooster: Prepare to Wake Up Early!

Year of the RoosterGoodbye mischiefing fire monkey, welcome crowing fire rooster. The fire monkey showed us some surprising moments last year: Brexit and Trump, both unexpected events for most investors. The monkey has been unpredictable. We have seen erratic movements, turbulences, high volatility but at the end a positive outcome. Continue reading “The Year of the Rooster: Prepare to Wake Up Early!”

What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific Returned in 2016

Investment Asia Pacific 2016What would have a 100K EUR or USD investment returned to an investor in 2016 when he or she would have invested in one of the Asia Pacific equity markets? Our regular snapshot ranks the performance of APAC‘s stock markets in 2016 on a USD and EUR base.

Best return with 24.2% has received an EUR based investor with Thailand stocks last year. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific Returned in 2016”

A Surprising Look at the Valuation of Asia-Pacific’s Equity Markets

Asia Market Valuation_40On an individual company level, it is common to evaluate the business fundamentals with the help of ratio analysis, with price-to-earnings and price-to-book as the most popular metrics used. Ratio analysis is less frequently applied to the overall stock market of a country. Continue reading “A Surprising Look at the Valuation of Asia-Pacific’s Equity Markets”