Pandemic, natural disasters, inflation, supply chain disruptions, geopolitical risks with China and Russia, Tech and MEME stock rallies … the year 2021 was far from being boring.
Looking back on the stock markets in 2021, what would have an investment of 100K USD, EUR, or local currency returned for an investor in Asia-Pacific? Our regularly ranking shows US Dollar, EUR, and local investors’ returns. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2021” →
Three months are left until this 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. Currently, the markets seem undecided on which direction to take for the rest of the year. Continue reading “APAC Markets: Seasonal Effects and Uncertainties” →
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 32 percent would have made a EUR investor in the Vietnamese stock market over the first six months of 2021. A loss of 8.4 percent would have experienced a USD investor with Malaysian shares over this period. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2021” →
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Kung Hei Fat Choy! In China, no important decision is made without looking at astrology and feng shui at least a little. 2021 is the Year of the Ox, or more precisely the Year of the Yin Metal Ox. It follows the Year of the Rat, which brought us a century plague and an unexpected stock market rally thereafter. Continue reading “Year of the Ox: Getting Out of the Mess” →
It’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” →