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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2011 CLSA Feng Shui Index: Watch the Metal Rabbit Bounce





As we are still in the Chinese New Year mood, let's look into what the Feng Shui master said about the overall market sentiment for the Rabbit Year. I even have a post on Investing With the help of CLSA Feng Shui Index last year, so this year we can even review some of the prediction to see whether any of the prediction comes true.

The following is the excerpt from CLSA website on the 17th CLSA Feng Shui Index:-


17th CLSA Feng Shui Index: Watch the Metal Rabbit bounce

Hong Kong - Wednesday, 19 January 2011 - CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets (“CLSA”), Asia’s leading independent brokerage and investment group, publishes the 17th CLSA Feng Shui Index (‘CLSA FSI’) report today with a tongue-in-cheek look at what 2011 holds for equities, commodities, property, celebrities, and the zodiac signs in the year ahead.

The year of the Metal Rabbit promises plenty of luck and material gain for investors, with many signs favouring the accumulation of indirect wealth. But, with a continuation of last year’s conflict between heavenly metal stem and earthly wood branch, get set for more volatility (though less than we had with the Golden Tiger).

This year’s CLSA FSI report includes the all-new ‘Sector-Vector Detector’ with the outlook for 10 key investment areas, including gold, as well as: our feng shui guide to Hong Kong; fates of the famous such as Ben Bernanke and Kim Jong-un; tips for getting luck to flow your way and much more.

The 2010 Year of the Golden Tiger CLSA FSI predicted the performance of the Hang Seng Index (“HSI”) so precisely that even we were a little surprised. Although past performance is no guarantee of future returns, we are confident that the HSI will provide great opportunities for investors to buy and sell their way to profit over the months ahead.

For the market, February 2011 should see a slow start to the year, with the Rabbit reluctant to emerge from its hole for fear the tiger still lingers. March calls for patience as opposing forces test investors’ metal. As the Rabbit finds his feet, wealth will come from the West in April and prove a great month for those with stamina.

May begins with one of the year’s four most auspicious dates (14 May), but we expect a tumble in June, providing a great buying opportunity for the savvy. Investors may want to rethink their summer-vacation plans: we see markets rising sharply over July and August. Money will flow.

With Fall comes a fall: the CLSA FSI predicts a sharp decline in September – but not for long. October marks a sustained market rally with money flowing abundantly through to the end of November. However, investors should remain focused as markets decline during December. Come January 2012, the Bunny bounces back to close the year on a high.

Sector-focused investors should pay attention to the five elements: Metal is hot, water is bubbly, fire is on fire, wood would if it could and earth is soiled. So where to invest? It will be a great year for Financials, Gaming, Gold, Resources and Transport. While gold didn’t break US$2,000 per ounce as we predicted in 2010, we are confident the Rabbit will provide the carrot this year. It will be a good year for Oil and Gas, Technology, Telecoms, Internet and Utilities, but an unexciting time for the earth-related Property sector.

In terms of the Zodiac, 2011 most favours those born in the years of the Cow, the Sheep, the Dog and the Pig, while Tigers and Roosters will experience a bumpy year. We foresee a great year for HK Tourism Board Chairman James Tien Pei-chun, a fire dog, and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s well-fed heir apparent, a water dog whose birth date has been amended to make it more auspicious.

This year’s most auspicious dates are 14 May, 4 August, 15 November and 16 January, while the least auspicious are 16 June, 22 June, 23 September and 15 December.

All in all, the year of the Metal Rabbit provides great opportunity for investors to reap the rewards of astute investing, but they should be forewarned: those who chase two rabbits will not catch one.

source: CLSA

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