-- Published: Monday, 12 January 2015 | Print | Disqus
By Frank Holmes
When China celebrates its new year next month, we will transition into the Year of the Ram, also known as the Year of the Goat or Sheep. If you believe in luck, this could be a good sign. The ram comes eighth in the 12-zodiac cycle, and in Mandarin, “eight” sounds very similar to the words meaning “prosper,” “wealth” or, in some dialects, “fortune.” As you might imagine, the Chinese consider the number to be very lucky.
But of course successful investing involves so much more than luck. In a time when not only China but much of the rest of the world