Archive | Ahmed Tabaqchali

Market Review: "Ramadan & Profit Taking"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "Ramadan & Profit Taking" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, declined by 7.0% for the month, and up of 8.2% […]

Tabaqchali: Banks & the Iraq Investment Thesis

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of 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 & the Iraq Investment Thesis" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, started the year on a positive note with […]

Iraqi Stock Market: 2021 Review and Outlook for 2022

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Market Review: "2021 Review and Outlook for 2022" The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, had a strong recovery in December with a […]

Iraqi Market Review: "Winter Flash Floods"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Following a strong performance over the last ten months, the market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, was down 12.2% for the month as […]

Iraqi Market Review: "Continued Momentum"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, was up 2.4%, and 25.7% for the year. While 10 months do not make a year, […]

Iraq Market Review: "A Ho Hum Month"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The market, as measured by the Rabee Securities RSISX USD Index, ended an unremarkable month down 3.3%, but up 22.7% for the year. The last 30 days […]

Market Review: "Summer Fireworks"

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. August started as a typical quiet and slow summer month in which the combination of the scorching summer heat, the holiday season, and the start of the […]

Market Review: The Economy Continues to Hum Along

By Ahmed Tabaqchali, Chief Strategist of AFC Iraq Fund. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. June's heat wave continued into July with temperatures this year continuing to exceed recent averages (chart below), which combined with the onset of summer holidays, led to […]

Market Review: "The Opportunity in Under-valued Shares"

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. June saw the publication of Undervalued-Shares.com's third instalment piece on investments in frontier markets focusing on the compelling investment potential of Iraq's equity market - […]