Archive for December, 2006

Take Profit On VFC And RIG

Decided to lock-in my profit yesterday, 14-Dec-2006, on one of my favorite stock, Transocean Inc. (NYSE : RIG, quote) in following of my previous article Time To Relook At Oil Stocks dated 30-Nov-2006. Several reasons stated such as weather condition, U.S. inventories of crude oil and possible reaction of OPEC towards weakening dollar contributed to […]

... written on Dec 15 2006

Kuok Group Consolidates To Defend Palm Oil Business

The Kuok Group, controlled by tycoon Tan Sri Robert Kuok, is undertaking a mammoth S$6.6 billion (RM15.18 billion) corporate exercise to merge several of its companies here and in Singapore, including Wilmar International Ltd (SIN : F34) and PPB Oil Palms Bhd (KLSE : PPB, stock-code : 6823). As part of the deal, Wilmar has […]

... written on Dec 14 2006

Are Your Trades Being Sold By Your Own Broker?

In my previous article, I talked about “Are You Getting National Best Bid and Offer?” and why should you concern about this issue as it makes a difference in determining whether your trade is a profitable, exit-with-minimal-loss or break-even. Let’s continue and see why some brokers didn’t get you the NBBO. When you place an […]

... written on Dec 14 2006

Are You Getting National Best Bid And Offer?

So, you’re an existing investor / speculator / punter (regardless of which category, your main intention is to make money) who has an account with a broker firm within your area. Or you’re new to this exciting game of stocks investing and option trading of which you’re very eager to get yourself started by planning […]

... written on Dec 14 2006

Investing Stocks Or Options – Consider Brokerage Fees

Unless you’re big-time investors who buy in millions of dollars in a trade of which the brokerage fees is negligible, you should re-consider the amount of brokerage fees charged on your transaction. Brokerages such as Merrill Lynch (NYSE: MER), UBS (NYSE: UBS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), and Citigroup’s Smith Barney charge quite a sum for […]

... written on Dec 14 2006


... written on Dec 14 2006

Singapore's Wilmar To Bid PPB

Singapore-listed palm oil refiner Wilmar International (SIN : F34) plans to bid for Malaysian palm oil producer PPB Group (KLSE : PPB, stock-code : 4065), which the market values at $1.6 billion, a source close to the deal said on Wednesday. Both companies are linked to the family of Malaysian billionaire Robert Kuok. The family […]

... written on Dec 13 2006

Road Tolls To Rise By 60 Percent

According to a source, Malaysia will announce on Thursday, Dec-14-2006, a sharp rise in road toll rates to help trim state subsidies in a move that could spark a public outcry and raise inflation. Tolls will go up by as much as 60 percent and will affect users of five highways in and around the […]

... written on Dec 13 2006

Aging Mahathir To Meet Soros Since 1997 Crisis

I read with great interest that Mahathir agrees to meet Soros after almost a decade of hostility due to the 1997 Asia Economic Crisis which created havoc to Malaysia stock market generally and wiped out billions of dollars of losses specifically to some of the top GLC (Government-Link-Companies). Before the crisis, it was reported that […]

... written on Dec 13 2006

Finally The Correction Started

Thank God the long overdue correction started yesterday in the Bursa Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) and according to most of the foreign analysts, this correction should continue for a couple more days before a pause to continue its’ uptrend (if there’s any). I think this is a very healthy correction – well, if it […]

... written on Dec 13 2006

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