Archive for April, 2008

Six down one to go – all eyes are on Federal Reserve

Six down one more to go – that’s the expectation from the Federal Reserve when Ben Bernanke and his boys get ready for a two-day meeting Wednesday. The general feeling on the street is that the discussion will end with an announcement that the Fed will cut a key interest rate by a quarter-point. A […]

... written on Apr 30 2008

JTI Revisit – still an attractive Dividend Stock

During difficult time it’s hard, though not impossible, to place your bet on stocks. It’s even harder to trade short time, let alone day-trade or scalp, if the stocks are not volatile enough. Obviously it’s easier to make money (and lose money) in Wall Street from stocks such as Apple Inc. or Baidu.com, Inc. due […]

... written on Apr 29 2008

Warren to face tribes protest at Berkshire annual meeting

Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK.A, stock) annual meeting is here again and the greatest investor of all time, Warren Buffett, together with his general Charlie Munger are two individuals expected to be bombarded with questions from shareholders. It was reported that about 30,000 people are expected to fill the Qwest Center Omaha in their efforts to […]

... written on Apr 28 2008

Do you really trust Keris-Man or Desperate Housewife?

Today is an interesting day if you read the local pro-government newspaper theStar. I can’t remember when was the last time I paid for the hardcopy, not that I can’t afford it but because it’s not worth paying for the bulks of advertisements. I read the electronic copy which is free and I think it’s […]

... written on Apr 26 2008

Has AEON Credit reached its bottom? Time to scoop?

AEON Credit Services (M) Berhad was listed on 12th Dec 2007. No, it’s not a loan shark one-stop financial shop for you to borrow money without any collateral because the conventional bank won’t lend you any. It’s also not a financial institution comparable to banks. But AEON Credit is in the business of offering personal […]

... written on Apr 25 2008

AAPL stock mildly spanked after lower Q3 guidance

Stocks face a weak open on Thursday after Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN, stock) earnings appeared to disappoint investors while Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX, stock) said a weak economy would cut into future profits. The excitement would be on Apple’s stock after the share went up but came down thereafter […]

... written on Apr 24 2008

Bullet Train halted at drawing board, Cost is Silly High

To save time, the plan for the high-speed bullet train linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore was a good one. If not for the huge cost, the proposal should serve both nations well especially in transporting tourists to and fro. Just imagine the potential huge money earned from currency exchange from the tourism industry. Traveling from […]

... written on Apr 23 2008

AAPL’s high expectation need to be weaken, like GOOG

Wall Street pulled back by more than 100 points as a result of poor earnings from AT&T Inc., DuPont and McDonald’s Corp. Analysts said the latest earnings report somehow confirmed the economy status is having its’ toll on the companies. To add fuel to the fire the light, sweet crude for May delivery rose as […]

... written on Apr 23 2008

TMI and TM stock Reference Price post spin-off

Ahead of its listing on Apr 28th 2008 Telekom Malaysia International (TMI), the mobile-phone arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: TM, stock-code 4863) after a spin-off plan, Bursa Malaysia has given its’ indicative stock price of RM7.85 a share which translates into RM26 billion in market value. The boring fixed-line TM meanwhile is only worth […]

... written on Apr 22 2008

AAPL’s earning – the key is on the International Revenue

Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) coming earning announcement is on Wed, 23rd Apr 2008 – two days away. Since Google’s sudden quantum leap, Apple has been having free ride up the hill. I mentioned if Google were to drop, then it would drag Apple and most of the technology stocks with it and vice-versa. I […]

... written on Apr 21 2008

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