On further thought, I think MaPo’s right: steep losses in the beginning of this week, leveling off next week. Although it may take a month or two or three till all the recount/annulment/police inquiry BS is completed, at least the greatest uncertainty has probably been resolved: the fact that Taiwan will not slide into total anarchy, rioting and chaos. That possibility is probably behind us, Lien will now switch his tactics to civil legal procedures for venting his dissatisfaction (peppered with slander and wild unfounded accusations), and others can return to business as usual.
Incidentally, I read yesterday that the US market is also expected to decline in the short-term as Israel just assassinated the grand poobah of the Hamas and major retaliation is expected.
In answer to your question, Rumplestiltskin,
“Do you know of any sources of information in English about stocks in Taiwan, i.e. financial statements, company statements to the market etc. You had some very hand graphs in your earlier posts, where did they come from (I know it said Yahoo on the bottom, but where in Yahoo?),”
I believe there is far less information available in English about Taiwan stocks than US stocks. Hon Hai, for example, is one of Taiwan’s major tech success stories and investors regard it highly, but the company simply refuses to share financial and other relevant information. One must invest in them largely based on general information, past performance and trust, (which would ordinarily be foolish). See below:
I believe many other local companies are equally untransparent. . . or maybe they do provide info but only in Chinese. . . but even then I might be a little wary of its accuracy. But certainly one can, and should, do a google search on any company before investing for info about the company’s business, possible lawsuits, new products, rants, raves, etc.
You’re right, even though past performance is no guarantee of future performance, I do like looking at charts. Usually I use the charts at NY Times.com. That website has a nice feature where you can input all your stocks, purchase price, date, etc, to create your own personal portfolio. Then, if you save NY Times.com as a favorite in order to read the paper every morning, you can also check out your portfolio with minimal effort and use their various handy related features. But I don’t believe they chart Taiwan stocks (or at least I never did that there). So I pulled up those charts from finance.yahoo.com. Click on search for symbol, type in the name of the company, click on “world markets” and you’re off.