Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy (belated) New Year: CLSA's Feng Shui Index 2018

From CLSA:
Who let the dogs out?!
Woof, woof-woof  
Calling all stargazers - prick up your ears
As is tradition, our annual CLSA Feng Shui Index offers an alternative look at what's in store for you and the Hang Seng in 2018, more for your pleasure than profit, but you never know, you may just get lucky!

Like astrologists summoned in the West by politicians and lesser mortals, Feng Shui masters are valued in the Orient by those looking to foretell the future. If you're running a hedge fund, no doubt you'll take our sorcerer's view of fortunes in the Year of the Dog with no more than a wag of the tail, but curiosity if not superstition may get the better of you.

Scroll down to sniff out all manner of forecasts for the year ahead. Peering into the polished doggy bowl, we reveal your zodiac's health, wealth, love and career stars, speculate on what awaits some celebrities, suggest a good place to kennel and, most importantly, predict the Hang Seng Index's monthly dog path and the auspiciousness of particular days.
Some predictions - All the thrills and spills
UN scientists introduce edible straws, bottles, cups and shopping bags to combat pollution • Blue-collar provincial workers drive China's consumer market to stratospheric highs • Chinese ecommerce players ramp-up blockchain to track transactions in their supply chains • Australia wins the FIFA World Cup • Canines object to pejorative and sexist terms "dog" and "bitch", insisting on gender-neutral "hound" • North Korea sells all its nukes at a premium to Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty members • Dog streaks across pitch, running off with the ball, at opening match of FIFA World Cup in Russia • Saudi Arabia allows women to drive, beginning June 2018 • Chinese government announces “No Eating of Dogs in the Year of Dog Ordinance” • Bitcoin hashing power drops to 1/1000 of its former strength • Theresa May hounded out of office • South America goes to the dogs • Shipping accidents abound • England contraindicated for logistics/traffic issues • India hit by domestic health issues

And here's our forecast!
CLSA Feng Shui Index, 2018
On Sunday, 4 February, the Earth Dog marks his territory. Again, we attempt to plot the pattern and relative magnitude of the HSI's monthly movements in the year ahead using a Fortune Scale. The spirits forbid us from associating ourselves with any number masquerading as a scientifically determined HSI target! So how will we fare this year?