Aberdeen outperformed all other China funds with a 1 year return of (-1.84%). The rest: JP Morgan (-15.76%), Fidelity (-15.84%), Templeton (-15.78%), HSBC (-17.97%), Manulife (-20.67%). Pruksa Iamthongthong explains which positions paid off for the portfolio.
HK must kick its property addiction Andy Xie warns that Hong Kong’s dependence on the housing sector to drive economic growth is feeding another asset bubble. When it bursts, he says, the government should resolve to kick the addiction Apr 23, 2012 Hong Kong did not learn from the property crash and economic collapse of […]
By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS New York Times April 18, 2012 The value of mental-training games may be speculative, as Dan Hurley writes in his article on the quest to make ourselves smarter, but there is another, easy-to-achieve, scientifically proven way to make yourself smarter. Go for a walk or a swim. For more than a decade, […]
Given uncertainty and higher costs of living, experts advise saving 6 to 12 months of pay 01 Apr 2012 by AARON LOW One of the most basic rules for personal financial planning is to establish a personal emergency fund for a rainy day. The conventional wisdom is that the emergency fund should comprise between three […]
Investment and protection are two distinct strategies that address two very different needs. Both, however, are necessary in order to meet an individual’s financial goals Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist, Standard Chartered Bank 04 Jan 2012 MOST of us tend to relate our financial goals with our investments. Within this framework, success in our investments […]
An example of why you should never sell a good asset. Home of HK$33 wontons could fetch HK$180m Ho Hung Kee’s landlord puts famed noodle shop up for sale amid Causeway Bay retail boom just a year after buying it from family for HK$100m Sandy Li SCMP Apr 11, 2012 A 1,000 square foot noodle […]