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”
What would have a 100K USD, EUR or local currency investment returned to an investor in 2018 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 markets on a USD, EUR, and local currency basis.
The highest returns with 6 and 5 percent would have made a local investor with Indian and New Zealand stocks in 2018. Continue reading “What a 100K Investment in Asia Pacific Returned in 2018”
Time flies. Only three months left until year end. Time again 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 often well performing months due to the tendency of a year-end rally. Continue reading “APAC Market Performance – Time To Invest In Fallen Angels?”
How have the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific performed this year? A look at the development of the different currencies in Asia-Pacific shows that the Japanese Yen has increased more than four percent against the EUR and almost two percent against the USD in the first six months of this year. On the bottom side, the Philippines Pesos and the Chinese Yuan lost both more than seven percent against the USD and more than four percent against the EUR during the same period. Continue reading “A Look at the Forex Markets in Asia-Pacific in 2018”