4 Asian stocks that may turn volatile this year


Whether it’s a crash or a surge being expected, volatility in stocks makes them extremely risky yet attractive propositions to either buy or short. The highly fluctuating nature of these stocks offers an opportunity for investors to make a lot of money in unusually low periods of time. Today, we look at 4 Asian stocks that are stable at present but are en route to volatility due to various reasons ranging from geopolitical issues to failed business practices.

1) Samsung Electronics

The world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturer saw its share value surged by more than 50% in 2016: This was a remarkable growth rate by itself, and yet it seems gets even more incredible when the Note 7 and washing machine recalls are considered. The company, however, has entered troubled waters this year amidst a slew of corruption scandals surrounding its chief Jay Y. Lee and the suspended South Korean president Park Geun-Hye. While the company’s shares have remained stable so far, a rising political crisis linked to the organization and the largely bad PR that the company is currently receiving at home may affect investor confidence in the coming months, putting this stock at risk of volatility.

2) Indian Consulting Firms

The big four of the Indian consulting industry: TCS, Infosys, Wipro, and HCL, in addition to other smaller consulting firms, are all under risk of volatility this year. While the consulting industry has traditionally remained stable, the visa and business restrictions proposed by the Trump administration against outsourcing firms have driven the industry towards uncertainty. With a bulk of business originating from the U.S.A, any approval of restrictions on free movement of their employees or their businesses will prove costly for Indian consulting firms.

3) Toshiba

Once a powerful conglomera