Investing & Trading

Why Stocks didn’t take cue from Jobless Rate?

Recession may be over, at least for now, but the same cannot be said about U.S. unemployment market. The jobless rate surprisingly surpassed analysts’ estimate (of 9.9%) to a staggering 10.2% in Oct, higher than Sep’s 9.8% jobless rate. Strangely enough the stock markets, both Dow Jones and Nasdaq, didn’t take much cue from the […]

... written on Nov 09 2009

Earnings Season send Bull Charging, Next Target – 10,000

Earnings season is here again and all eye-balls are watching for indicators that U.S. economy is indeed on its way to recovery. Even if the recovery is not in full-scale at least it would provide some consolation if companies’ earnings could show momentums. At the moment the important 10,000-level is what everyone is hoping to […]

... written on Oct 14 2009

Maxis Relisting – The Race for the Pathetic Limited Shares

Excitement returns once again, at least to the employees of Maxis Communications Berhad who enjoyed their fortunes via ESOS not many moons ago. Will their big boss Ananda Krishnan be generous enough to distribute some pink forms to them, again? It may or may not happen because the situation is quite unique now. The whole […]

... written on Sep 29 2009

Unloaded AAPL with 200% Profit

It’s been many moons since I last publish my profit. It’s definitely not easy to score 3-digits percentage profit and with the expiration about two days away, AAPL has been kind to me. The stock jumped a whopping $7 bucks a share prompting me to unload with profit well above 200%. With Dow Jones approaching […]

... written on Sep 16 2009

September – the month of Ghost Investing

Besides studying the fundamental and technical analysis of stocks there’re many other things you need to be aware of. One of these is the history of the stock markets itself. Too bad if you hate history but I found history to be very interesting although I’ve to admit I scored my history papers by memorizing […]

... written on Sep 02 2009

New Bull Run – Already Started or Another 10-Years?

How long can the current rally last? That is a multi-billion-dollars question everyone would like to know. Boy! It’s not easy being either a bull or a bear. Damn the bull when the market tumbles and damn the bear when the market skyrockets. Many fundamentalists claimed they are not affected or rather they don’t care […]

... written on Aug 23 2009

Get the Facts Right and You’ll Know What to Do Next

Uh oh! It seems the rally got stuck in the mud. Analysts who screamed at the top of the voice that the bull is out for revenge didn’t seem to get it. You just got to filter out such analysts because they could help to burn a big hold in your pocket. At this moment […]

... written on Aug 17 2009

Maxis is Coming (back) to Town but are Investors Excited?

More than two years ago Ananda Krishnan, a self-made billionaire who controls Maxis Communications, Tanjong Plc, Measat and Astro dropped the bombshell to take Maxis private and almost instantly raised eyebrows of millions of investors. Many Maxis investors back then was furious with the privatization plan simply because it disrupted their long-term investment plan – […]

... written on Jul 26 2009

MoonWalker Michael Jackson – worth more Dead than Alive

Just like investing stocks there’s an obvious trend in the music industry. One of the simplest rules in making money investing stocks is to follow the trend. So far there’s no single individual who had deviate from the trend and make good money except the so-called long-term investment also known as contrarian investment strategy. But […]

... written on Jun 27 2009

Chopping Board for Stubborn Punters and Gamblers

Speculators and punters are at the crossroads now. Stock market has arrived at the traffic light – would it pause before continue its journey to the north or would it make a U-turn and go south? It’s freaking fun to see the look on the face of the speculators or punters now. If the so-called […]

... written on May 14 2009

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