APAC Markets: First Trends in 2022

APAC Market Performance Jan2022A 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”

Year of the Tiger – The Cat Will Show Claws

Year of the Tiger 2022Gong Xi Fa Cai again! Kung Hei Fat Choy! According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Tiger, or more precisely the Year of the Yang Water Tiger, has just begun on February 1st. In China and around many other countries in Asia, no important decision is made without looking at astrology and feng shui, at least a little. Astrology and feng shui is also influencing investment decisions in Chinese culture. The resulting self-fulfilling prophecies should therefore not be underestimated. Continue reading “Year of the Tiger – The Cat Will Show Claws”

What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2021

100K in 2021_smallPandemic, 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”

APAC Markets: Seasonal Effects and Uncertainties

Performance APAC Jan-Sep 2021_40Three 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”