Archive for March, 2008

Meritocracy & Judicial Independence in doing business

Just what are the factors foreign investors are looking at before they pour in millions or billions of dollars of investment money into a country? There’re many but certain mandatory or fundamental foundations must be in place before these foreign hot monies would find their new parking lots. Suffice to say some of these factors […]

... written on Mar 23 2008

Malaysia to have new PM – who is the faster runner?

Going by normal circumstances, Malaysia stock market should have staged a gap-up post-election but the reverse happened when the KLCI (Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange) gap-down instead by more than 130 points or more than 10 percent (investors who short the futures were smiling from ear to ear). Foreign as well as local boys were running […]

... written on Mar 20 2008

V for VISA Inc. to start trading on NYSE – BUY!!!

Credit card giant Visa Inc. raised more than US$17 billion Tuesday in the largest share offering in US history but short of world’s largest IPO – the US$21.9-billion offering by Chinese bank ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China), on Shanghai and Hong Kong stocks markets in October 2006. Visa Inc. sold 406,000,000 shares priced […]

... written on Mar 19 2008

Three-quarters of a point cut, one down one to go

Dow Jones Industrial Average soared a whopping 420 points, its biggest one-day gain in more than five years – since a 447-point advance on July 29, 2002. The question that demanded Federal Reserve’s answer was pretty simple, what’s the rate cut quantum – 50, 75 or 100 basis points. While many investors were hoping for […]

... written on Mar 19 2008

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Hero

So, the sleepy Prime Minister has unveils a trimmed-down cabinet *yawn* albeit the line-up is a boring one which doesn’t offers much excitement from the previous old faces. There’s not a single soul made of admired professionals, technocrats or intellectuals who are not politician included in the administration (unless you consider former Maybank CEO Amirsham […]

... written on Mar 18 2008

Second Tsunami – Anwar to form the next Government?

If you think that the recent political landscape changes are more or less would remains until the next general election, think again. There could be second wave of tsunami hitting the nation’s shore and just like the first round, the second round could blow your mind off (if it becomes reality). While Prime Minister Abdullah […]

... written on Mar 17 2008

Could interest rate cut click like Magic and wake the Bull?

The talk and definitely the hope of investors now is whether they’re seeing the worst of the Wall Street. Since Nov 2007 Dow Jones has been plunging from the high of 14,000 to slightly above 12,000. In fact the 12,000 is the psychology level that almost everyone is watching very closely especially the futures traders. […]

... written on Mar 16 2008

Stocks still gloomy as tension runs and Lim slams PM

When you thought the excitement has died down after the 12th General Election which saw the ruling government reduced to merely simple-majority-government, it appears the thrill has just begun. After successfully captured another four states (Penang, Selangor, Perak and Kedah) plus the administrative hub of Federal Territory in addition to retaining one state (Kelantan), it’s […]

... written on Mar 13 2008

Pocket money scalping Baidu, just take the money & run

Baidu.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU, stock) has a spectacular run today as if it had taken steroid. It’s been about 3 weeks since I last made some money from this stock. Time is bad and the stocks are volatile so it’s not easy to spot an opportunity. Decided to Open position on BIDU APR 270 Call […]

... written on Mar 12 2008

Apple iPod Nano a TimeBomb, check your gadget

You’ve heard about how cell-phone and laptop batteries explode like C4 and used by terrorist as weapon for their suicide mission *just kidding*. But it did explode in a smaller scale though. And just when everyone thought Apple’s products have the highest quality, something disturbing has been reported in Japan. If you own Apple Inc.’s […]

... written on Mar 12 2008

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