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Gold Investing – Taking the Cue from Soros

When I wrote about investing in gold back in May 2008, the metal was trading at about $920 – $930 (read here) and since then the gold price has skyrocket to above $1,400 – an increase of more than 50%. Assuming that I didn’t add more investment in gold, my primitive jewellery investment has suddenly […]

... written on Nov 17 2010

Petronas Chemicals IPO Share Application – The Tips

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad’s IPO (initial public offering) which is set to raise as much as US$4 billion has launched its prospectus today, offering RM5.05 a share to retail investors. At the same time, the company, the petrochemical arm of Malaysia’s state oil and gas company Petronas, announced its net income for the four months […]

... written on Nov 01 2010

Apple Earnings – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Apple Inc.’s (Nasdaq: AAPL, stock) shares tumbled more than 7% to below $300 a share after the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac makers announced its earnings after the bell Monday (18-Oct-2010) in extended trading hour. The stock is now recovering and is trading above $310 a share. The Dow is down more than 3-digit points […]

... written on Oct 20 2010

Proton Inspira – Carbon Copy of Mitsubishi Lancer

You can’t feel sorry for those who has just bought the original (mean real) Mitsubishi Lancer GT to start kicking and banging themselves now that Proton Holdings Berhad (KLSE: PROTON, stock-code 5304) has officially announced the replacement for Proton Waja sedan – Proton Inspira. The news of the replacement model which was essentially a rebadged […]

... written on Oct 14 2010

Petronas Chemicals IPO – Race for Limited Shares, Again

Petronas Chemicals IPO (initial public offering) which is set to raise as much as US$4 billion, exceeding even Maxis Berhad’s (KLSE: MAXIS, stock-code 6012) IPO last year valued at US$3.3 billion, will be offered to retail investors at RM5.05 a share while institutions will need to pay RM5.20 a share. This will make Petronas Chemicals […]

... written on Oct 13 2010

How Obama Wish the China’s Economy Is at His Backyard

While Federal Reserve is set to introduce QE-II (quantitative easing) because its near-to-zero interest rate could not wake up the crawling economy powerhouse, China has the opposite problem – economy overheating. How President Obama wishes he could have the best of both worlds; the China’s boiling economy and America’s presidency. China, the world’s second biggest […]

... written on Oct 13 2010

Can the Stocks Cross the River of 11,000 Today?

Whether Dow Jones can close this week above 11,000 or tumbles into the red depends on the much-awaited jobs report. Dow closed Thursday at 10,948.58, inches away from the psychological 11,000 level. The U.S. Labor Department will issue the final monthly jobs report before the midterm congressional elections. And economists couldn’t find any reason that […]

... written on Oct 08 2010

End of TARP Means Beginning of More Problems

One day after the stocks were dumped, it recovered with Dow up by 167 points, Nasdaq jump almost 50 points and S&P500 adds 21 points. It’s nice to see all the three indices up more than 1%. With all the good reports out today, it’s hard to believe the current month of October will be […]

... written on Oct 06 2010

6 Tips from Earnings to Help You Choose Stocks

How do you select which stocks to invest in the current fluctuating market? I use the word fluctuating simply because generally every Tom, Dick and his dog knows that the U.S. economy is crawling and the unemployment is surely not going to improve in another two or three months. The world’s largest stock market is […]

... written on Oct 04 2010

7 Things about Investing Stocks in October You Should Know

August was a bad month while September was rather jolly good for stocks. S&P500 closed the month of September 2010 with a 9% gain. In fact this September was the best September for the U.S. stocks in more than 70 years (since 1939). The gain in September more than makes up for the 4.75% August […]

... written on Oct 02 2010









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