Thursday, January 24, 2019

CLSA’s Feng Shui Index: "Hoping to bring home the bacon in the Year of the Pig? Avoid the stock market then"

Once again we prepare for the Chinese New Year, this time with an introduction by the South China Morning Post, Januay 24:
  • Donald Trump, born in the Year of the Dog, is also destined for a tumultuous 12 months, according to CLSA’s annual index based on Chinese tradition
  • Kim Jong-un’s sister and Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh can look forward to a bright year ahead, the index predicts
If you’re hoping to bring home the bacon by investing in stocks during the Year of the Pig, you may want to proceed with caution, according to investment bank CLSA’s annual Feng Shui Index.

But if property is more your thing, Hong Kong’s Central district may be in for a prosperous 12 months, if Chinese fortune-telling is anything to go by.
The Lunar New Year kicks off on February 5, and stock market investors are not the only ones facing a bumpy ride. US President Donald Trump is also destined for misfortune in the next 12 months, according to the annual index based on the principles of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of harmonising individuals with their surroundings.

“It is a year facing the conflict between water and fire according to the Chinese zodiac. This will be a year for investors to focus on limiting losses rather than chasing large gains.”

President Trump’s potentially stressful year stems from the fact he was born in the Year of the Fire Dog, which is destined to encounter bad luck in the Year of the Pig.

“We suggest President Trump should take some spa time to relax himself during the Year of the Pig,” So said.
The index, meant to be taken with a pinch of salt, has been produced every year since 1992 and makes forecasts for the stock market, property investment and even the fate of famous people....MORE
And from CLSA: 
Kung Hei Fat Choy!
The Year of
Earth Pig
Happy Lunar New Year
恭喜发财 新年快
Pigs may fly . . .
. . . but they're unlikely birds
Welcome to the Year of the Earth Pig and our 25th Feng Shui guide, offering you an alternative look at what's in store to help the luck flow in your direction. Hardworking and affectionate, the Pig is the twelfth and last sign in the Chinese Zodiac. Scroll down to snout out all manner of forecasts for the year ahead.
We reveal your zodiac's health, wealth, love and career stars, speculate on what awaits some celebrities, suggest a good place to park your trotters and how to mitigate negative energy, highlight auspicious days and, most importantly, predict the Hang Seng Index's monthly pig path.
Wild boars no more, pigs as we know them - the housetrained variety - have been with us for a little over 10,000 years. Domesticated independently in the Near East and in East Asia, they began to appear in our literature and arts almost as early as those forms came into being; few of us grow up without a pig in the imagination, from the fun pigs of Zhu Bajie, McDull and Piglet to the towering malevolent Napoleon of Animal Farm.
Some predictions - All the thrills and spills
Pound sterling hits parity with the US dollar • Major corruption scandal • Elon Musk sends a car into space piloted by a pig • Dust storms in the west • Renminbi breaks 7 • China outperforms the USA • Global temperatures hit new highs • Arsenal wins the Europa League • Vietnam market takes off • Enterprise-malware vaccines quadruple following serious hacking incident • SenseTime includes pig facial recognition in its latest software • Theresa May takes up knitting • New TV service knocks HBO and Netflix off the podium • Strongest hurricane in living history lashes west coast of the USA • Australian laboratory discovers bushfire-retardant tree species • Amy Adams wins an Oscar • Global emissions increase prompting huge climate rally • US president retreats to Miami and does not tweet for days • Fresh wave of emigration • Mexico digs a long trench to keep US citizens out • Pigs gain recognition as builders of most Mesolithic stone circles • Robotic process automation makes major gains
And here's our forecast!
CLSA Feng Shui Index, 2019
...MUCH MORE, sectors etc.

So, talking the hometown book with the HK real estate eh?