Investment

Not all cryptocurrencies are the same

Not all cryptocurrencies are the same

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Thai companies wanting to raise public funds via Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using cryptocurrencies should be required to follow the strict rules and regulations on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), currently applied to stocks and other financial instruments, said experts. The cryptocurrency hype in Thailand has stepped up following an announcement […]

Future of money or a fraud? Deconstructing Bitcoin in the region

Future of money or a fraud? Deconstructing Bitcoin in the region

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Bitcoin’s popularity in Asia has had a positive influence on other alternative cryptocurrencies such as ethereum and litecoin. Clearly there is a great demand for such digital money, even though its volatility hurts. Asia has reacted both warmly and violently to the rising interest and craze in cryptocurrencies. Asian regulators […]

Financial Thaimes: Chasing your retirement

Financial Thaimes: Chasing your retirement

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Following my initial column “Personal Finance: Beyond the banking barrier”, it is time to focus on the things that specifically affect expats in Phuket, and elsewhere in Thailand, and those looking to move to the Land of Smiles. Hence, welcome to the new column “Financial Thaimes”. The first cab off […]

Thailand ranks high as Asia-Pacific hotel investment dips

Thailand ranks high as Asia-Pacific hotel investment dips

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BANGKOK: Thailand has recorded the third-highest level of hotel investment transactions by volume across the Asia-Pacific region so far this year to September, according to the latest figures released by international consultancy and broker JLL. Hong Kong led Asia Pacific by volume of hotel investment transactions, with 11 deals worth […]

Personal Finance: Beyond the banking barrier

Personal Finance: Beyond the banking barrier

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As an expat living in Phuket, you will more than likely have savings in a bank account back home, in Thailand or both. Saving into a bank account is the simplest and easiest way to accumulate and protect your wealth. For short-term needs such as shopping and holidays, banks are […]

Investing in Phuket – Strong fundamentals in a beach location

Investing in Phuket – Strong fundamentals in a beach location

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In the past few years, we have seen an increase in developers building projects that offer a hotel style setting, whereby a large well-branded hotel chain will manage the properties. With Phuket now being ranked as the fifth top holiday destination in the world, tourism is hotter than ever, attracting […]

Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

Old habits die hard as Time Lords teach us a lesson

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Truth is always revealed to the righteous – so the saying goes – and yet most people only recognise that truth when it’s too late. Put another way: hindsight is 20/20, but wouldn’t it be nice if people also had a little foresight? While historians warn each generation not to […]

Using monthly charts to analyze trends

Using monthly charts to analyze trends

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PHUKET: Monthly charts are among the first buy signals I look for when selecting stocks because they show bigger time frames where long term trends can be seen. As we enter the summer months, a short term pull back could still happen and this would be a perfectly normal price […]

Track price action, not pundits’ talk

Track price action, not pundits’ talk

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PHUKET: As I am writing this, I haven’t turned on a TV in more than 10 days. So I am not getting any news from a verbal source about nuclear confrontations with North Korea, Trump uncertainty or whatever else is going on in the world. However, I have been reading […]

Market pullbacks make great opportunities

Market pullbacks make great opportunities

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PHUKET: Pullbacks are great opportunities to see where the strongest stocks are, allowing investors to make a watch list of potential leadership stocks or sector ETFs that are holding up in the face of bad news. Since early March, we have been seeing the S&P 500 undergo some consolidation involving […]