Gong 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”
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”
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!”