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What now?

Saturday at the office and catching up on some industry reading. I just read this and it made me smile! Something for all expats here in China, Taiwan, South Korea and Macau! From Patrick Thomas, Investment manager, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, London ‘It sounds counter-intuitive, but mistakes are good. You learn from them and your […]

Trade War -The Art ‘of War’ – Not ‘The Deal’

I have come across this very interesting short article by an American Professor who teaches negotiation! He enlightened me as to the descriptive terms for the two types of bargaining being played out by perhaps the two largest geopolitical issues that intrinsically effect the stock markets. I’m talking about trade wars and Brexit The one […]

China Moves to Slow Yuan Drop After Fastest Loss Since 2015

  China expats should not rest easy when accumulating Yuan (RMB) A number of expats seem satisfied with cash sitting in timed deposit or short-term bank wealth management products achieving 4% p.a. However achieving approximately 1% over inflation is not the only consideration – potential currency erosion is a much greater threat.     Recently […]

Don’t Fall Into the Past Performance Trap When Investing

New page from Phil with an article which should be everybody’s finance 101! Past performance is no guarantee of future results. That’s an often repeated phrase in investing. Investors, however, seem to be of a different mind. Basing your investment strategy on past performance (especially recent performance) can easily backfire. Annualised rates of return mask […]