HONG KONG -- This city is one of the world's most advanced financial hubs. Nevertheless, feng shui -- the Chinese philosophical system based on the elements of fire, water, wood, metal and earth -- has deep roots in the region's culture. Market participants are no exception.
After the midautumn festival is over in October each year, feng shui masters can be seen on the covers of books and magazines for the next year at convenience stores and bookstores all over Hong Kong. This is about six months before the first day of spring in feng shui, which is based on the lunar calendar.