Archive | Ahmed Tabaqchali

Market Review: "Foreigners tip-toeing into the Market"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Foreigners tip-toeing into the Market" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index (RSISUSD), declined 1.6% in October, signalling a […]

Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Still the Dog Days of Summer" The unusually, more subdued than normal "dog days of summer" witnessed in August were extended into September […]

Market Review: "The Dog Days of Summer"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "The Dog Days of Summer" The subdued "dog days of summer" were further subdued this year as the month of August was shortened […]

Market Review: "Banks Lead Market Recovery"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Banks Lead Market Recovery" The extreme summer heat in July, much hotter this year than usual, and rising COVID-19 infections were supposed to […]

Tabaqchali: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Revisiting the Iraq Thesis, Five Years Later" June marked the five-year anniversary of the AFC Iraq Fund - conceived a year earlier amidst […]

Market Review: "Lockdown Iraq and the Month of Sundays"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Lockdown Iraq & the month of Sundays" Iraq, like other countries, went into full lockdown on March 16th that was only partially lifted […]

Market Review: "Iraq, Oil Prices and the Coronavirus"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. "The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers" -- Edgar Fielder The crash in oil prices, brought on by the oil price […]

Market Review: "Foreigners Sell, Locals Buy"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By February's end the market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index (RSISUSD), was down -3.7%.  The month saw a continuation of the […]

Market Review: “A Tale of Two Markets”

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The year for Iraq, and its equity market, started with two momentous events that raised the feared spectre of a US-Iran proxy war fought in […]

2019 Market Review and 2020 Outlook

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (AFC) Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Stop the Press: Just as this article was being readied for publication, the news came of a US strike in Baghdad that targeted a car […]