APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances

APAC Market Performance Jan 2022Our quarterly ranking shows the performance of Asia Pacific’s major stock market indices over the first quarter.

The top three performers in the first quarter are Singapore, Indonesia, and Thailand. Singapore was the best performing market in APAC in January and followed up on this trend over the next two consecutive months with a return now of 9.1 percent. Continue reading “APAC Markets: First Quarter Performances”

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”

APAC Markets: First Trends in 2021

APAC Market Performance Jan 2021_40It’s always interesting to look at how the stock markets start into a new year. The month of January is supposed to have some predictive power for the rest of the year. 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 2021”