24 February 2019

Eddie Tam

Eddie Tam is the founder and CEO of Central Asset Investments.
  • US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Amid turmoil in the US, Merkel remains a stabilizing force in Europe. Photo: Reuters

    Europe: New safe haven amid US turmoil

    - Aug 24, 2017 11:58am
    Another fatal attack happened in Europe as terrorists driving a van smashed into a crowd in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard, killing 13 people and injuring about 100. The refugee and migration crisis among European countries appears...
  • A correction in equity prices is overdue, and the downward pressures could last a while, according to a market observer. Photo: Reuters

    Why it’s too early to be over-excited at the market rebound

    - Aug 16, 2017 11:38am
    Following a slide last week on US-North Korea tensions, most stock markets in Asia rebounded on Monday. But don’t get over-excited by that. A correction in equity prices is overdue, and I expect downward pressures to...
  • While extraordinary physique is required for professional players in basketball, for instance, ordinary people can enjoy playing competitive video games. Photo: Reuters

    What eSports need to get into the mainstream

    - Aug 9, 2017 10:31am
    Even if you’re not a football fan, you have probably heard of Neymar’s jaw-dropping 222 million-euro transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. Record-breaking transfers of superstars are common not only in football but also in the...
  • In Dunkirk, allies contributed largely to Britain’s victory. Without the EU allies after Brexit, what will happen to the UK economy? Photo: Warner Bros.

    Why Britain needs EU allies after Brexit

    - Aug 1, 2017 1:31pm
    I happened to see Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster, Dunkirk, at the weekend. The movie portrays the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, when 400,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. The troops were...
  • The 1997-98 Asian financial crisis triggered a market sell-off. Hong Kong experienced a serious dip in the economy, which did not bottom out until 2003. Photo: Reuters

    HK financial crisis 20 years on: Will history repeat itself?

    - Jul 26, 2017 10:47am
    This year not only marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China, it is also the 20th year since the Asian financial crisis in 1997. Back then, the Hong Kong dollar peg...
  • Tech giants like Tencent have learned to be obedient while in China, but legal and regulatory issues are only bound to increase. Photo: Reuters

    Meet tech giants’ mortal enemies: law and order

    - Jul 5, 2017 4:48pm
    After a six-year investigation, EU regulators slapped Google with a US$2.74 billion fine, ruling that the search-engine giant violated antitrust rules. The record fine is not expected to cripple Google and its parent Alphabet, which has...
  • If MSCI rejects China’s inclusion again, that could likely provoke speculative buying by red-faced market players in China. Photo: Reuters

    Be cautious ahead of MSCI decision on China A-shares

    - Jun 20, 2017 2:57pm
    The market sentiment in China’s A-share market has been abnormally depressed in the first half of 2017. With retail investors’ pessimism over the market, they are still worrying about further yuan depreciation. In my view, that...
  • The bigger story in the tech sector should be SWANNS, which refers to SoftBank, Western Digital, Jack Ma's Alibaba, Nintendo, Nvidia and Samsung. Photo: Bloomberg

    SWANNS: Where great opportunities in tech sector lie

    - Jun 14, 2017 11:46am
    The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index declined 1.8 percent last Friday after Goldman Sachs warned of a “valuation air-pocket” in five leading tech stocks dubbed as FAAMG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet). The Goldman report says...
  • Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway could drop out of Top 10 list of the world's most valuable firms, according to a market observer. Elon Musk's Tesla is seen as a dark-horse entry if the automaker merges with Uber. Photo: Bloomberg

    Berkshire out: My prediction on Top 10 firms in 2022

    - May 23, 2017 4:46pm
    “The World’s Most Valuable Companies” rankings are not pointless exercises, as I can attest that such lists actually help us in our investment decisions. Recently I made a prediction on the likely top 10 firms in terms...

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