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Investor strategy gone much astray, by staying out of stocks.

In recent years I’ve met some and read about increasing more high net worth individual investors having found their perceived smart high yield safe investments -in an ever lower interest rates paid world.  

Often, they are engaged in other activities/careers/hobbies and find themselves just bored...

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Sudden difficult times can bring positive changes, besides unusal opportunties.

What lots of foreign fund managers forget or don't understand is that April is a time of the year where not much gets done anyway here.  Its the traditional big holiday Thai new Year time, and most of the country closes down. Try to get anything done in...

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Broad sell off masks different companies' earnings impact.

Many viable SET companies have dropped considerably in mkt. price with little discrimination, despite there much should be! 

The SET is now in an oversold position... obviously nobody knows if it will turn down once again and flirt around 1000 (on the SET index) where...

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The masked Thai stocks' bear market. Individual retail investors fleeing.

In the long and recent past years, some 2/3 of total SET trading volume was generated by individual retail investors, this has dropped to barely 30% now for some time.  This reality represents a fleeing of the SET core retail investor base.  Why?  This is rarely acknowledged by...

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Why Thailand keeps lagging.

Why Thailand keeps lagging on various fronts.

Here are some of my viewed reasons to Thailand's continued malaise.  A slowing and now dwindling for years domestic economy, a stronger and stronger Baht currency due to in good part to the way over the top held mega 220 Bill.$...

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Post Thai election comment.

Post Thai election comment.

Since Thai election passed, the SET index has slightly increased in value, and this with more then just a few stocks. The strong Thai Baht vs. major other currencies has not moved down.  Sadly, following the foreign main stream media will have...

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Post Elections Blues

Post Thai Elections Blues - past and beyond.

While the Thai elections have for now seemingly not changed anything and so Thailand keeps muddling along stuck in the middle income trap, there are some teflon resistant companies which will do well earnings wise in a...

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Thai Baht currency strenght, Why?

Why has the Thai Baht been such a strong global currency, for so long,  even while many other aspects have not been.

Over the years I have often been asked why the Baht currency is so strong.  Surely this has bewildered more then a few expats...

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To get a broader view, take a trip abroad.

During the continued SET market malaise I found it ripe to take another global trip -for attitude, perspective, sanity and balance.  My view has not changed in proclaiming we just must await the Thai elections to see this market rejuvenate. Its what I am doing.   New investors...

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