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.
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”→
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. 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”→
Despite many uncertainties in the world starting from the US-China trade dispute to Brexit, US-Iran tensions, and a cooling down global economy, the Asia-Pacific markets performed remarkably well during the first six months of this year. A significant consolidation or even crash that has been predicted since quite a while by many market analysts has not occurred so far. The markets continue to rise on a wall of worries. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia-Pacific Returned in H1 2019”→
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”→
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”→