What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2020

100K in H1 2020_40Stock 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”

What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in 2019

100K in 2019_40What 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”

APAC Markets: Double-Digit Gains Despite Many Uncertainties

Performance APAC Jan-Sep 2019Three 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”

A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2019

FOREX APAC H1 2019_40How 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. Thailand’s Baht has increased the most against the USD and even more against the EUR. The Baht rose more than four percent against the USD and over eight percent against the EUR until the end of July this year. Continue reading “A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2019”