The Misleading of Return Calculation

There are some definitions of return in financial market.  Return is the main purpose of all investments. In general, investors want positive and the highest return. However, the return can be negative and the results will decrease the total wealth of investors.

Markets are not Friendly, Trade Wars are Everywhere

US President Donald Trump not only declares trade war against China, but also against Europe. Trade war, when countries attack each other’s trade with tariff and quotas not only attack other countries economically, but also rising political tension between them. When big economies at wars, emerging markets bleed even more including

Break Through the Boundaries

“Pain is temporary, glory is forever” Everyone must have dreams. Even from the childhood we are always given the motivation to have dreams as high as the sky. To be to be a doctor, to be an architect to be a successful entrepreneur, there are many more dreams that we want

The Opportunity Lies in China Coal Demand

This week, the global coal prices survive in the green zone. Coal import from China contributes to strengthening the coal market. According to Thomson Reuters Supply Chain and Commodity Forecasts, in the first semester of 2018, China’s coal demand is 126.6 million tons –increase 14% from the same period last year.

The Two-side Of BI Rate Increase

The Fed, on 14 of June, has announced their Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting result. They announced that the Fed Fund Rate (FFR) increased by 25 bp from 1.75% to 2.0%. The changes of the FFR, even only the news that it will be change, have a significant impact

Indonesia Stock Market Was Caught Off Guard

While all the people of Indonesia are celebrating ied Fitri holiday, which is very surprising is the most extended holiday ever for the stock market. The Federal Reserve shocked the market by raising its interest rates. In this condition, the stock market of Indonesia was caught off guard. Before the

A Long Night’s Sleep on Economic Activity

Today, the Government assigned national holiday when the election of the head of the area (PILKADA) simultaneously on June 27 will not impact significantly to trade in the stock market. Investors pay more attention to the Governor's Council meeting (RDG) Bank Indonesia later this month and might estimate that the

Benefit for Investors during Ramadan and Eid Celebration

Consumer good, tourism, and logistic & transportation sector are the most three industries that getting maximum benefit because of Ramadan and Eid celebration. Stocks that related with consumer goods in such as ULTJ, ROTI, MYOR, INDF, ICBP, CLEO, CAMP, and AISA tend to have positive trend. Stocks that related with