There are so many things to say and so many data to analyse when it comes to the performance of individual investors in stock markets. The most striking fact is that most individual investors lose money regardless of the country they live in. Barber, Lee, Liu, and Odean in a 2009 work named “Just How Much Do Individual Investors Lose by Trading?” compared trading performances of Taiwanese individual investors to those of professionals. The results of the study were that indi
Today we wanted to look at a very important and extremely successful Vietnamese company: Vietnam Airlines. This company is a perfect illustration of the rise of Vietnam. The company was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. The airline has currently 92 planes and offers 64 destinations worldwide. Among these 64 destinations, 21 are inside Vietnam while the others 43 are abroad. Vietnam Airlines is regularly ranked as one of the best
Knowing the returns you could get is of paramount importance. It is obviously impossible to know the exact returns you will get when investing in a risky investment. When you put money into a bank account in a developed country, you know (technically not totally) the returns you will get, but you also know that this return will be low and it is impossible that they will be extremely high. When you invest in equities, especially if they belong to an emerging market or frontier
February has been a hectic month, to say the least. Vietnam's stock markets have been heavily hit by the plunges on Wall Street that triggered a rout in equities worldwide. Vietnamese shares suffered large but luckily temporary losses. A couple days prior to Tết (the Vietnamese New Year), the VN index was down more than 10%. After this turmoil, indexes started to rise strongly notably supported by large-cap stocks such as PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation shares (GAS).