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!”
Gong Xi Fa Cai! A month after the western world, China has celebrated the start of its New Year last week. It is the year of the pig. In the western astrology, each month is assigned to one of twelve zodiac signs. In the Chinese astrology, each year has a zodiac sign. The twelve Chinese zodiac signs are rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.
Continue reading “Year of the Pig: Good Luck! . . . oink, oink”
Gong Xi Fa Cai! The 4716th Chinese year has just started. It is the year of the dog or more precisely the year of the ‘Yang Earth Dog.’ The dog follows the rooster for the next twelve lunar cycles in the Chinese lunar calendar. Continue reading “A Dog Year Ahead: Wang! Wang! Wang!”
Goodbye 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!”
This Monday ethnic Chinese around the world will celebrate New Year, the “Year of the Fire Monkey” according to the traditional lunar calendar. Chinese New Year is their biggest celebration with millions of Chinese traveling for family gatherings. Exchanges in mainland China and many shops across Asia will remain closed. Continue reading “Beware! Monkeys Ahead”