The Swiss Meltdown of another $12B, no April Fool

Just when you thought only U.S. financial institutions were in deep trouble, Switzerland’s largest bank UBS AG (NYSE: UBS, stock. VTX: UBSN) dropped another bombshell when it said it expected to post first-quarter net losses of a mind-boggling $12 billion and would seek $15 billion in new capital [...]
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The entry of Franklin Templeton, the more the merrier

Franklin Templeton Investments is probably one of the best global investment management organizations with over $650 billion in assets management. In a nut shell the organization can be segregated into three main management groups – Franklin Funds, Templeton Funds and Mutual Series Funds. Its cove [...]
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Getting the best web hosting is the most difficult

Since the blogosphere took off with a big bang, the traditional way of information flows has changed tremendously. Bloggers were mushrooming with great influence so much so it knocked out billions of dollars off Apple Inc.’s market capitalization, not to mention how it changed the political landsc [...]
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Anwar, PM-in-waiting plans Sabahan for Prison Break

Former premier Mahathir had done many mistakes during his 22 years walking along the corridors of power. He could be forgiven if he didn’t realize it during his tenure as the Prime Minister since every single soul he met gave him the thumbs up. Even before he could finished farting, apple polisher [...]
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Transmile’s sudden Spring to Life, what’s in the pot?

Frankly, I was planning to buy some Transmile Group Berhad (KLSE: TRANMIL, stock-code 7000) shares if the stock hit below RM1.00. Seriously there were not many reasons that could justify the purchase since the company was literally ripped off under the previous management. And to think the former ch [...]
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Maybank’s stock punished after $2.7 billion BII purchase

Did Malaysia’s biggest lender, Malayan Banking Berhad (KLSE: MAYBANK, stock-code 1155), overpay when it bid billions of dollars in its quest to acquire 100 percent of Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII)? Maybank agreed to fork out a whopping $1.5 billion for 55.7 percent stake of the Indonesia’s [...]
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Why you should use Limit Order when you’re undecided

Seriously, if you have this problem of falling in love with your portfolio, either stocks or options, you’ve better leverage on the limit order function to enter the price(s) you desire to sell or buy. It’s not too much to say that almost all the investors who trade on behalf of their own accoun [...]
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Cost-saving tip for PM, $200,000 instead of $30 million

Remember how the whopping $30 million tax-payers money evaporated into thin air by sending a Malaysian space tourist as part of the “controversial” $1 billion Russian arms deal back in Oct 2007? Some said the space tourist idea was never part of the original plan but since the enormous amount of [...]
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Bursa Main and Second Boards Merger, a Marketing Ploy?

Speaking at the “Invest Malaysia 2008” conference here today (25th Mar 2008), the Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi announced that local stock market would merge its Main and Second boards to set up a single and unified board for more established companies with strong financial records (huh?). The [...]
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Fishing for the bottom? Don’t bother, just trade short term

Looks like good news are aplenty right after the Easter – JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM, stock) ups its bid for The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. (NYSE: BSC, stock) and stronger than expected housing report pleased the stock investors. Like it or not the Feds would have no choice but to allow [...]
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