Actually, a pan-green win would be more positive for TAIEX, at least in the short term.
The economy is in excellent shape, and foreign investors are very optimistic about its prospects under the current government. If Chen won re-election, TAIEX would quickly spurt above the 8,000-point mark, and would remain strong barring unforeseen eventualities.
But if the pan-blues win, it will usher in a period of uncertainty. They are sure to undo a lot of the DPP’s economic policies, even the most successful ones that have been strongly welcomed by foreign investors. Taiwan will quickly go back down the path of black gold, and nothing harms confidence in an economy more than the corruption, cronyism, and lack of transparency that the KMT has always epitomised.
Moreover, one of the Chen administration’s greatest successes has been to put the financial sector into much better shape, especially by its effective measures to cut non-performing loan (NPL) ratios. These high NPL ratios were built up under the KMT, which used banks the way the communist government in Beijing does, requiring them to extend huge ill-secured or unsecured loans to its own people, such as the Tuntex mega-thief Chen Yu-hao.
For all these reasons and more, including the period of policy void while discarded DPP policies await replacement by a new set of KMT policies, there will be many questions over the economy and compelling reasons for stock investors, especially foreign institutional investors, to reduce their positions in the market. There might be a brief jump as the KMT pours back some of the billions that it’s been pulling out of the market in an effort to bring it down prior to the election, but within a couple of weeks, TAIEX is almost sure to have fallen well below its current level.[/quote]
well, if it turns out you are right you must know something everyone else doesn’t, because as far as i know every local and foreign securities house in taipei believes the opposite of what you say. the market is already leaning towards a kmt win - the rally on thursday and friday was largely on the back of people taking a position in the market in anticiapation of a kmt win. this was before the shooting incident however.