Many equity markets in the Asia-Pacific region started the year with great euphoria. A look at the stock market development in January can provide information about how the first trends could continue in the upcoming months. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Trends in 2023”
What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2022
An escalating war between Russia and Ukraine, rising energy prices, soaring inflation, climbing interest rates, a pandemic out of control in China, disruption in global supply chains, and intensifying geopolitical tensions between China and Taiwan. These have been the worries of investors in 2022.
Looking back on the stock markets in 2022, what would have an investment of 100K in USD, EUR, or local currency returned to an investor in Asia-Pacific? Our regular ranking shows the return for a US Dollar, a EUR, and a local investor over the last year. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2022”
APAC Markets: A Lousy Year so Far
Three months are left until this year ends. Time for our quarterly snapshot of Asia-Pacific’s stock markets for the remaining period. October is statistically the month with the highest volatility in the year. November and December are often two well-performing months due to the tendency for a year-end rally. However, many market participants are waiting for a cleansing and final sell-off in this bear market. Continue reading “APAC Markets: A Lousy Year so Far”
What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2022
What 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 Quarter Performances
Our quarterly ranking shows the performance of Asia Pacific’s major stock market indices over the first quarter.
The top three performers in the first quarter are Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. Singapore was the best performing market in APAC in January and followed up on this trend over the next two consecutive months with a return now of 9.1 percent. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
APAC Markets: First Trends in 2022
A 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”