Financial Economics

Dashboard trading straight to market

Etrade Financial vice-president, Asia-Pacific, Helen Chan, says Hong Kong's investors can use her firm's online platform to trade on US markets. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Etrade offers investors direct access to buy and sell online with no third party execution, writes Anna Healy Fenton.

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 1:27am

Go with the cash flow

Go with the cash flow

Income funds predominate in a risk-averse, yield-seeking era. Jeanny Yu examines how such funds are built.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:30pm

Retire with fire

David de Lacy Staunton, managing director at Capstone Financial. Photo: Edward Wong

How much do you really need for your pension? Liana Cafolla outlines some base-case scenarios.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:27am

Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

Top 10 funds available in Hong Kong

Invest, invest, invest. This is the repeated refrain from financial planners and related advisers. Investing and re-investing delivers the magic of compounded returns. It also creates a discipline - people will be less able to fritter their cash if it's locked up in a fund.

7 Oct 2012 - 12:44pm 1 comment

The week explained: price fixing

Robert Diamond, CEO of Barclays, resigned after the bank was fined HK$3.6 billion.Photo: Bloomberg

Is this a scene from a B-movie showing a room of self-satisfied men in suits conspiring to rig financial markets? They are confident that the suckers won't find out what they are doing, knowing that they have the power to make this deal work which will bring them rich rewards.

7 Oct 2012 - 11:52am

Asia hedge funds lag behind global average

Most Asian funds have been focused on the equity space. Photo: Xinhua

The world's fastest economic growth is not helping Asia's hedge funds.

The Eurekahedge Asian index, which tracks 395 hedge funds, returned 1.6 per cent to August 31, the worst performer among regions and about half the 3.2 per cent gain by the global benchmark.

26 Sep 2012 - 9:31am

Time comes to play it safe

Time comes to play it safe

Asian investors, who hoped the 2008 meltdown would be just a "normal crisis", like the others of the previous decade, have learned that recent history is not always the best guide.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:34am

Emerging markets back in vogue amid global slowdown

An oil facility outside Noyabrsk City in Siberia, Russia. As an oil exporter, Russia would be a smart place for investors looking to put their money into securities, according to one analyst, because the country would benefit from higher oil prices and would be minus the geopolitical risk attached to Middle East markets.Photo: Bloomberg

Investing in emerging markets is often a risky bet. But under the bleak financial cloud covering the global economy, this is a chance many are willing to take, which is the reason developing countries are appearing back in fund managers' portfolios.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:21am

ETFs continues to be attractive for investors

Investors are turning to Exchange Traded Funds in increasing numbers.Photo: Thinkstock

The growth story of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) continues in the second half of the year, as wealthy investors turn to this investment instrument after a volatile first half for equities.

23 Sep 2012 - 10:22am

Investors can still profit

There are still options to achieve steady returns.Photo: Thinkstock

With low growth prospects and historically low interest rates, private investors in Hong Kong have to work a little harder than usual to make a reasonable return on their money. But even in a climate of uncertainty, there are still plenty of options to achieve a steady

5 per cent plus per annum, without venturing into high-risk territory, or waiting for your ship to come in.

23 Sep 2012 - 8:49am

Economic data to be used in review of injury payouts

The High Court yesterday allowed the filing of economic evidence to challenge a long-held assumption on investment profits that claimants of compensation can make on their payouts.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:09am

Searching for a star fund manager

Searching for a star fund manager

The best exponents still surpass the market despite volatility, writes Kevin McQueen

17 Jan 2014 - 4:20pm

Your life in the balance

David Knights, general manager at Friends Provident International, says demand for its pure protection life insurance product is strongest and has increased by 40 per cent in the past 12 months. Photo: Thomas Yau

Ensuring the right level of life insurance is the foundation to all sensible - and pre-emptive - financial planning, writes Nicky Burridge.

18 Sep 2012 - 4:32pm

Suze Orman talks money

Finance guru Suze Orman

Financial guru, writer, producer, speaker and multimillionaire Suze Orman trades tips with Anna Healy Fenton on a recent trip to the city.

18 Sep 2012 - 5:04pm

Investors stay calm and take stock

European governments and bankers are focused on finding lasting solutions to the euro-zone crisis.Photo: AFP

Asian investors who have struggled to keep pace with news about Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, fiscal cliffs, a possible euro break-up - and what it means for their money - can at least breathe easier for a while.

17 Sep 2012 - 8:49am