APAC Markets: First Trends in 2021

APAC Market Performance Jan 2021_40It’s always interesting to look at how the stock markets start into a new year. The month of January is supposed to have some predictive power for the rest of the year. 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 2021”

What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2020

100K in 2020_40The black swan couldn’t have been blacker. A look back at the stock markets in Asia-Pacific of this extraordinary, unpredictable, and dramatic year 2020. What would have an investment of 100K USD, EUR, or local currency returned if invested in one of the Asia-Pacific stock markets in 2020? Our regularly ranking shows the returns based on USD, EUR, and local currency.

The highest return with 39 percent would have made a USD investor with South Korean stocks in 2020. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2020”

APAC Markets: The Pandemic Took Its Toll

Performance APAC Jan-Sep 2020_40Three months left until year-end. Time for our quarterly resume for Asia-Pacific’s stock markets for the remaining period. October is statistically known as the month with the highest volatility in the year. November and December as two well-performing months due to the tendency for a year-end rally. But the upcoming US presidential election and the further development of the pandemic might override these statistics. The outcome remains more than uncertain. Continue reading “APAC Markets: The Pandemic Took Its Toll”