Archive for April, 2008

Unlimited international calls for $9.95 / month from Skype

There’s an obvious reason why the domestic land-lines phones are not and will not be upgraded into an IP-phone in the near future. It could potentially send the monopoly players such as Telekom Malaysia Berhad (KLSE: TM, stock-code 4863) packing simply because people will be busy making free calls from anywhere, provided you can load […]

... written on Apr 21 2008

Can you spot how lousy this Photoshop work was?

Four years ago Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi issued a “blank check” with promises of a paradise. People took the bait and gave him more than 90 percent passing mark. Four years later people found out they had voted a sleepy head instead and so swung 360 degrees, so much so that even a junior candidate […]

... written on Apr 19 2008

Iran President thinks oil prices are damn cheap at $115

Some of you might be screaming – He got to be kidding! America’s next immediate target, Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that crude oil prices, now above $115 a barrel, are just too low. He further added “The oil price of $115 a barrel in today’s global markets is a deceiving figure. Oil is a […]

... written on Apr 19 2008

Google is still invincible, thanks to International Revenue

Google’s invincibility remains intact for now, not even a weakening U.S. economy could impact the search engine giant. Google earned $1.31 billion, or $4.12 per share, during the first three months of the year – a 30 percent increase from net income of $1 billion, or $3.18 per share, in the first quarter of 2007. […]

... written on Apr 18 2008

Waiting for GOOG earning, any Giant Slayer out there?

As of writing time, I’m still monitoring the U.S. stock markets which saw a lower opening as far as Dow and Nasdaq index are concerned. So far, there’s no opportunity to enter new position yet. If you’re still longing Baidu.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU, stock), Congrats! I know I’ve mentioned yesterday that Baidu breached the $300 […]

... written on Apr 17 2008

What a busy day – scalp BIDU, sell GOOG and AAPL

Trading stocks or options during earning season could be very tricky yet fun and possibly rewarding. At the beginning of this season you can be sure of ups and downs almost on daily basis. Hence your finger tips need to be inline with the market pulse else it could create havoc to your portfolio especially […]

... written on Apr 16 2008

What can you learn from the top Fund Managers?

Can you imagine yourself as a fund manager making $3.7 billion a year? That’s a lot of money and I couldn’t imagine the area needed to put the stacks of notes just for the pleasure of looking at it. But that’s exactly the money one of the fund managers in the Wall Street made in […]

... written on Apr 16 2008

Stocks to watch for the week, ISRG to gap-up again?

Since the earning season started, there are ups and downs. Unless all the companies report pathetic result, any big-boy who could give a breath of hope would potentially lift the overall market sentiment although for a very short period as can be seen by health products maker Johnson & Johnson today. I’m particularly excited this […]

... written on Apr 15 2008

World’s biggest carrier from Delta and Northwest

Global oil prices are seeing its effect when U.S. Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. are combining in a stock-swap deal that would create the world’s biggest carrier. Under the terms of the Delta transaction, Northwest shareholders will receive 1.25 Delta shares for each Northwest share they own – represents a premium to […]

... written on Apr 15 2008

Astro Indonesia suspension – Sabotage or Exit Plan?

Astro Nusantara (PT Direct Vision), the Indonesian unit or branch of Astro All Asia Network Plc (KLSE: ASTRO, stock-code 5076) seems to be having some serious problems. It has been ordered by Indonesian Information and Communications Ministry to temporarily halt broadcast pending the fulfillment of several requirements and the transmission was off since 10 a.m. […]

... written on Apr 14 2008

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