It was a challenging year for the Metal Rat. But with a new chapter of the Chinese Zodiac about to begin, it’s time to look ahead to the Year of the Metal Ox which will start on February 12, 2021 and end on January 31, 2022. As a leading marketing agency working closely with Chinese corporations in the finance and fintech space, we’re keen to see what the Metal Ox has in store for the China markets. Here it goes…The Year of the Metal Ox and the China Markets in 2021!
The Year of the Metal Ox – A Year for Hard Work and Methodology
Here at Contentworks, we’re compliance savvy. We respect the power of the regulatory warlords and therefore know better than to offer investment advice. So instead, we’re focusing on the Year of the Metal Ox facts. And as always, you should make your own calculated decisions as traders. Yep, we’re not down for a wrist slap here.
To kick things off, the Ox is the second of all Zodiac animals and is renowned for being hardworking and methodical. Therefore, 2021 is set to be a good year for those who work hard. But … efforts must be doubled to accomplish anything at all. According to Chinese Zodiac reports, the weight of our responsibilities will lay heavy with hard graft being the path to success.
Fun Fact: According to legend, the Jade Emperor said the order of the Chinese Zodiac would be decided by the order in which the animals arrived at his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but the Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.
The Year of the Metal Ox – A Year for Discipline and Organisation
2021 is also believed to be a year of discipline. A lot of discipline at that, with time management skills and organisation coming to the forefront. This could infiltrate into everything from entering and exiting trades to being disciplined with a trading strategy and not succumbing to feelings of anger, upset, greed or even over excitement.
Top tip for traders in 2021: Set a trading plan and stick to it. The best decisions are made based on thorough research of trading strategies and monitoring mistakes. Remember, being methodical rather than uncalculated or spontaneous is what the Metal Ox is all about.
The Year of the Metal Ox – Trading Characteristics
If you were born in 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 or 2021, you were born in the Year of the Ox. The last Metal Ox year was 2009.
Those born in the Year of the Metal Ox are strong, reliable conscientious and inspire confidence in others. They are also calm, patient, methodical and can be trusted. The Ox also takes responsibility seriously and will take full advantage of any opportunity by being quick and decisive. Acting swiftly could work in Ox’s favour during some trading scenarios. Exiting a trade on time, for instance, is something all traders need to perfect.
That said, the Ox needs to be careful. They believe strongly in themselves but can also be stubborn and hate to fail or be challenged. Such strong emotions can leave them vulnerable to emotion-based mistakes despite being detailed, determined and disciplined workers. While recognising and striving to achieve life goals may lead to specific long-term trading decisions, it’s important not to get shaken if something doesn’t go quite right.
The Ox tends to be very quiet and private, often keeping thoughts to themselves. They’re highly independent and prefer to do things their way rather than to follow specific rules or regulations. When it comes to trading, however, it’s always important to obey the rules and not act spontaneously or go against the grain due to over confidence or pride.
Zodiac Signs and Investing 2021
If you were born in the Year of the Pig, the Year of the Metal Ox could be a lucky year for you. Money will flow towards you allowing for new investment opportunities. It is known that you like strategies and sometimes think too much before taking a decision. But with the energy of the Metal Ox on your side, making new moves could become a reality.
Fun Facts: Lucky numbers for the Year of the Metal Ox are 7, 9, 12, 21, 34, 42. Lucky days are the 5th, 9th, 7th, 29th day of every month of the Chinese calendar.
Rats may also have a good year, but more will be expected from them. The Ox expects dedication and consistent labour with everyone expected to give it their all in 2021 if they hope to come out looking good. Tigers also need to swallow their temper, keep their emotions in check and avoid being rebellious if they want a good year. As 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, this is a good time to line-up future projects and make important moves. While Rabbits might feel frustrated and Dragons will endure steady progress, Snake’s will be rewarded – only if they work hard. There’s a real theme going on here with the year ahead set to be great for those who put in the hours according to the Zodiac.
Fun Fact: To increase your luck, wear metal accessories.
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