April 9, 2011 – The Cockroaches and the Bees

Note: Rubiks who is very concerned with my health and privacy told me not to post anything negative anymore.  These are all children’s games and I’m an adult.  I don’t need to write these things anymore. I am apologizing right now, for writing this post. I feel that it needs to be said, even indirectly. … Continue reading

April 7, 2011- Celebrate Successes, Respect Elders and Be a Sponge

Celebrate your successes. – Once you’ve lightened down some of your gains, after an impressive run-up in the markets, I offer my unsolicited opinions.  😀 This is my blog so I can talk whatever I want. (Understand the difference between selling and lightening: Read “Don’t fall in love“) To the gentlemen:  Have a good dinner … Continue reading

April 7, 2011 – Dont fall in love. —with a stock , that is :)

I love to reflect.  As a person, I just love thinking and thinking all day.  I’m both a dreamer and a thinker at the same time.  I find myself not listening to the teacher unless I’m really interested with what he/she’s talking about.  I generally have my own thought bubble sometimes.  I’m a little bit … Continue reading

April 5, 2011 – A New Day. Reset. Restart.

A few days ago, I have done an emotional decision after an emotional decision.  I’ve acted like a drama queen.  If you convert the things that I’ve done to trading, I essentially just blew away and didn’t manage my risks.  I over-leveraged myself, I averaged down and I argued with the market why I’m not … Continue reading

April 3, 2011 – You are not good. The Market Was Just On Fire

Joe the Upside Trader wrote quite a nice post Even God is Long today.  The best takeaway for me is: Remember that you’re not that good, the market was just on fire. – Joe UpsideTrader Don’t take my word for it.  Read his entire post 🙂 Well, I’m personally too bullish and happy about the … Continue reading

April 2, 2011- The Financial Media’s Undisclosed Conflict of Interest (Henry Blodget)

Highlights from the article: http://www.slate.com/id/2109465 Without the media, Wall Street would surely be even more dangerous to the uninitiated than it already is, and many practices deserving of reform would never be noticed. Of course, there’s no free lunch, and as we feast on gripping stories of price moves, dueling predictions, and conflicts-of-interest, we should keep … Continue reading

March 30, 2011- You are not alone – Wonder Years’ Math Class

I woke up quite early awhile ago, and I saw ETC’s 2nd Avenue play a lot of good old time shows.  I wanted to emphasize a few simple lessons I learned.    Have you watched the Wonder Years before?  Well, the episode awhile ago was Math Class. You can watch  full episodes of the Wonder … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 – Always Open Your Mind in the Blogosfear

I will never claim to be “the information”, or “the go to guide for Philippine stocks” or ” the market education guru in the Philippines”  or the ” fill in the blank” Look, I can coexist in this space with everyone else. I’m not here to compete but to collaborate with like-minded individuals. If we … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 – Smart Bets and Chasing Delusions : My Top Solutions for People Who Have No Exposure in the Markets

Let’s assume that you’ve not participated in the rally.  You were asleep.  You were busy with something else.  Your cash is in the money markets.  You don’t know a thing about the markets.  You don’t have a guide. You want to get in, but you’re afraid.  You don’t know what to do.  Are you late? … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 – The 3 Ms that Count – Methods, Markets and Mentors

Recommended Trading Article To Read: Ten Lessons I Have Learned in Working With Traders by Brett Steenbarger Read more here: http://jfditrader.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-lessons-i-have-learned-in-working.html?showComment=1301294270832#c9076543774604551483 Thank you courtesy of JFDI for reposting this Highlights: Number 6 and 10 – I personally love these. #6 Successful traders possess rich mental maps All successful trading boils down to pattern recognition and the … Continue reading