Three more months until year-end. Time 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 mostly well-performing months due to the tendency for a year-end rally. Continue reading “APAC Markets: Double-Digit Gains Despite Many Uncertainties”
Government bond yields are continuing decreasing around the world with some countries reaching already negative yields for their 10-year bonds such as in Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, France, and Japan. How does the situation look around Asia-Pacific? Where to park money safely in Asia when not invested in the equity markets? Continue reading “A Look at Government Bonds in Asia Pacific”
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”