Archive for November, 2008

Take your pick – Yoga, Beer, Jobless or Corruption

Ever since the Sept 16 deadline to form the new government expired without any mojo de-facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has been extremely quiet. The excitement died as fast as the political blogs mushroomed right after the 8th Mar 2008 general election. All you heard thereafter were some stupid and silly yet entertaining statements from […]

... written on Nov 27 2008

Bailout of bankers is bad but Maika’s bailout is pure Stupid

At last Malaysia’s Central Bank cut its interest rate to 3.25 percent from 3.50 percent after stubbornly stay at that level for more than two years since Apr 2006. Just like U.S. Federal Reserve once the cut started more cuts are in the pipeline as it signals economic problems. The rate cut should be welcomed […]

... written on Nov 25 2008

Fast Scalp on Apple as good news don’t stay long

Looks like the Dow Jones is having a small party after the government agreed to inject $20 billion to bailout the once mighty Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C, stock). The government doesn’t have a choice really, and Citigroup was damn sure that help was on its way. You can’t let such a massive monster collapse because […]

... written on Nov 24 2008

When is the Right time to buy Stocks? Ask yourself

There were two young chaps talking about the current stock market after they finished their meals at a hawker center the other day. As much as I hoped for, it appears the price of foods never goes down and chances are it won’t no matter how much the fuel price drops. So stop believe those […]

... written on Nov 23 2008

What goes up must come down? Not necessarily

Sometimes it pays to be negative provided you know what you’re pessimistic about. Sir Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity after got bonked by an apple gave birth to the “What goes up must come down” wisdom to many stock investors. I wonder if stock markets were invented much earlier in 1687 would Isaac be able […]

... written on Nov 21 2008

It’s Amusing How Your Intelligence is Insulted, Again

Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar who has successfully attracted all the attention for the wrong reason since he was transferred from his old position as Foreign Minister may have found a new rival. No doubts Syed Hamid Albar is perhaps the silliest and most hated minister this country ever had since decades ago but similar […]

... written on Nov 20 2008

Out of Subsidy Mentality but into the Crocodile’s Mouth

Can you believe it? Malaysians have finally shed the image of beggars who depends heavily on subsidy. After decades of subsidy mentality, today Malaysian can stand tall and declare that they do not need fuel subsidy to continue their life. You people who criticized the noble intention of PM Abdullah Badawi in raising fuel price […]

... written on Nov 18 2008

Japan’s Recession and Cheaper Fuel Prices

One of the scary parts about recession is the fact that it does not infect only a certain sector. It is just like a virus or worm and it will not stop infecting until the right antivirus signature is used to uniquely identifies and quarantine or clean the specific virus. For this same reason people […]

... written on Nov 17 2008

Wild Swing to continue as long as the Worse is Not in Sight

By now you should know why stimulus package or rescue plan is not the magic bullet that could solve any economic problems created by greedy top management. I’ve wrote four basic “for dummy” initiatives that a country could take in the event of or about to enter a recession. Announcing or launching stimulus or rather […]

... written on Nov 15 2008

Economic Uncertainties breed Denial Syndrome?

Readers who thought that I was being negative with the so-called RM7 billion stimulus plan announced by de-facto PM Najib recently obviously do not have a clue about the global stock markets mechanism. These readers are still hiding behind the closet and preferred to adopt the “hear no evil, see no evil” attitude. And who […]

... written on Nov 12 2008

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