Three months left until 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. But the upcoming US presidential election and the further development of the pandemic might override these statistics. The outcome remains more than uncertain. Continue reading “APAC Markets: The Pandemic Took Its Toll”
How did Asia-Pacific’s forex markets perform so far? The table beside gives a snapshot of the development of the different currencies in the Asia-Pacific region. The Philippine Peso and New Taiwan Dollar have increased the most against the USD and the EUR in the first half of this year. Continue reading “A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2020”
Stock markets around the world have been less affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than initially thought. Most markets largely recovered from the sharp drop in prices in March. And that despite a news flow that forecasts a rather bleak picture for the coming months. Indeed, numerous industries have been severely affected by the pandemic and have an uncertain future. But in our highly innovative and technological world, many companies and industries can defy such a global event or even benefit from it. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2020”
Pessimists are seeing the downturn as a major disaster, optimists as a great buying opportunity. Who is going to be right? We can only tell in a few months. It is currently hard to predict if we have already seen a bottom or if stock prices will take another dive in the next weeks or months. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”
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!”
What would have a 100K USD, EUR, or local currency investment returned to an investor in 2019 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 market indices on a USD, EUR, and local currency basis.
The highest returns with 34 percent would have made a EUR based investor with New Zealand stocks in 2019. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2019”