Pessimists are seeing the downturn as a major disaster, optimists as a great buying opportunity. Who is going to be right? We can only tell in a few months. It is currently hard to predict if we have already seen a bottom or if stock prices will take another dive in the next weeks or months. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kung Hei Fat Choy! Good Health! The start of this Chinese new year has been somehow bleakly and is overshadowed by the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. Welcome to the year of the rat, or more precisely, the year of the metal rat. Continue reading “Year of the Rat: Stay Healthy!”
What would have a 100K USD, EUR, or local currency investment returned to an investor in 2019 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 market indices on a USD, EUR, and local currency basis.
The highest returns with 34 percent would have made a EUR based investor with New Zealand stocks in 2019. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific Returned in 2019”
Three more months until year-end. Time for our quarterly resume and outlook for the Asia-Pacific stock markets for the remaining period. October is known as the month with the highest volatility in the year. November and December, on the other hand, are mostly well-performing months due to the tendency for a year-end rally. Continue reading “APAC Markets: Double-Digit Gains Despite Many Uncertainties”
Government bond yields are continuing decreasing around the world with some countries reaching already negative yields for their 10-year bonds such as in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Japan. How does the situation look around Asia-Pacific? Where to park money safely in Asia when not invested in the equity markets? Continue reading “A Look at Government Bonds in Asia Pacific”
How did Asia-Pacific’s forex markets perform so far? The table beside gives a snapshot of the development of the different currencies in the Asia-Pacific region. Thailand’s Baht has increased the most against the USD and even more against the EUR. The Baht rose more than four percent against the USD and over eight percent against the EUR until the end of July this year. Continue reading “A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2019”