Despite weakening economies in many western countries, the equity markets around the world don’t show any signs of fatigue. The US and many European stock markets grew at double-digit rates since the beginning of this year. Continue reading “GDP Growth in Asia: Are Investors Ignoring the Fundamentals?”
Every quarter we like to visualize and rank the performances of the major stock market indices around Asia Pacific in a bar chart to give a quick and comparative view on developments and trends that might be indicative for the direction over the next few months. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
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”
The month of January is supposed to have high predictive power for the stock market performance for the rest of the year. In this regard, we can expect a good year ahead. Since beginning January, the MSCI Asia Pacific Index is up 6 percent (after a decline of 14 percent in 2018). Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Trends for 2019”
What would have a 100K USD, EUR or local currency investment returned to an investor in 2018 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 markets on a USD, EUR, and local currency basis.
The highest returns with 6 and 5 percent would have made a local investor with Indian and New Zealand stocks in 2018. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific Returned in 2018”
Time flies. Only three months left until year end. Time again 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 often well performing months due to the tendency of a year-end rally. Continue reading “APAC Market Performance – Time To Invest In Fallen Angels?”