Monday, 31 December 2007

Friday, 28 December 2007

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Climate of fear hurts Singapore: Catherine Lim

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Hog Wild for China

Legendary investor Jim Rogers made a bundle by anticipating a boom in commodities. Now he’s focusing on the People’s Republic.

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Today 25 December 2007

Monday, 24 December 2007

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Rollercoaster Asian stocks set to rise in 2008: analysts

Does anybody still bother to listen to Andy Xie?

He'll be back

BANGKOK - LOYALISTS of Thaksin Shinawatra, poised to emerge as victors in today's general election, said the former prime minister will return from exile early next year, signalling another period of political turbulence in Thailand


Today 23 December 2007

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Friday, 21 December 2007

Thursday, 20 December 2007

What Chinese Internet Users Ask

What are the top ten "What is" questions searched by Chinese Internet users - according to Baidu (the most popular Chinese search engine)?

1) What is a mutual fund?
2) What are warrants?
3) What are stock-index futures?
4) What are stocks?
5) What is e-commerce?
6) What is love?
7) What is 3G? (Third generation wireless technology)
8) What is corporate culture?
9) What is "scientific view of development?"
10) What is OEM? (Original Equipment Manufacture)

Today 20 December 2007

Chinese fund takes $5bn Morgan Stanley stake

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

China stock markets may correct in 2008

In the first three quarters, profits from investments accounted for 32 per cent of total profits made by listed companies in China and stock gains became one major source of profits.

What this means is that China-listed companies are more like a good money manager rather than a good producer. While a bull market will make everybody happy, a downturn will make investors lose twice - from profit erosion and stock price drops, spurred by weak earnings.

Today 18 December 2007

Monday, 17 December 2007


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Today 17 December 2007

"It's only when the markets are perceived to have exhausted themselves on the downside that they turn," he said. "Trying to prevent them from going down just merely prolongs the agony."

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Judge explains why he acquitted road rage accused

... a judge has to be a detached adjudicator and the prosecution has to prove its case. 'The that having formed a position, a judge's ability dispassionately to consider the evidence is compromised.'

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Today 15 Dec 2007

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Banks Raise Loss Estimates

Problems like this still hanging over the market.
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A Good Wife

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Famous People

I found myself in the picture, so is Bruce Lee!
Can you name the other personalities in the picture?

Sunset at the North Pole

Sunset at the North Pole where the moon at its closest point. You can see the sun below the moon.

Jose posing for England's job?

Today 12 Dec 2007

Market was disappointed with 1/4 point rate cut. So it is a sell on news. But is this a buying opportunity? I am inclined to believe so. We may be near the trough of the Bradley turning point.

THE SCEPTIC: The Sovereign Fund Is My Friend

LONDON (Dow Jones)--The world’s biggest banks and other financial institutions are showing scant regard for the concerns governments and regulators have about sovereign wealth funds and their growing influence in developed economies.

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Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Car Show - Where?

Inside the mind of a serial seducer

This bachelor’s dating secret? Not being ‘manipulated’ by a woman

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Beating Red Light Kills

Why the penny stocks can't sustain any meaningful rally recently?

  1. Market talk is that total contra losses for traders and retailers since August is about $200m.
  2. Many accounts are still suspended, waiting for contra losses to be settled.
  3. Many margin accounts’ value has dropped more than 30-50%.
  4. Loss of confidence in the market to sustain any rise; either staying out of the market completely or trading at very much smaller sizes.
  5. Many drivers are also hurt, and having to resort to rolling over their positions.
  6. Many people are on holiday.

Conclusion is penny stock market is very dry now - no liquidity.

Recession Coming?

Several indicators suggest that a recession is likely getting under way. Even if we don't have a recession, weaker economic activity has certainly been weighing on a lot of companies, not to mention the minds and buying habits of investors.

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13 reasons Bush’s bailout won’t stop recession

Like the tide, recessions are natural, healthy, positive ... and inevitable

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