April 7, 2011 – Trade Opportunity, Not Your Mood

You want to be trading opportunity, not your mood of the moment. – Brett Steenbarger Is it time to be aggressive? Are you sleeping today thinking how much money you’ll make tomorrow?  Are you counting your profits before you’ve even sold it?  Are you imagining tomorrow’s going to be another strongly trending up day?  Believe … 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 26,2011 – My love affair with Andy (and the free radicals)

I love Andy Kessler.  I have many idols and mentors that shape my investment philosophies.  He is one of them.  As soon as I read a post that he had written (John Mauldin’s Just one Thing featured him about fogs and guideposts) , I’ve fallen in love with him. Hat tip to my friend L.C. … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 – A Little Healthy Cynicism and Slight Edges :D

This is what a market does during a consolidation: 1.) Bipolar Behavior – Strength on one day, weakness the next, wild gyrations are common (DGTL, SGI) 2.) Choppy – Whipsaws, Shakeouts, Karate Chops, Unnecessary Volatility (Traders hate this but it’s part of the game) 3.) Directionless – You feel that your stock is going nowhere. … Continue reading

March 7, 2011 – A Core Position- The URCs of China and Warren’s Coke Investment (Part 1 of a Series):D

Note in case you’re not a Filipino reader – URC stands for Universal Rubina Corporation whose business is predominantly food and beverages.  Thanks.  Interesting Fact too – Do you know that Warren Buffett was supposed to buy Huiyuan Juice (1886 HK)  – Beverage maker in China but the government just didn’t allow him?  I think … Continue reading

March 6, 2011- Coconut Juice Lessens Hangovers and other things

Advice for the day: Learn lots of games. They turn you into a killer without you ever having to hurt someone. – James Altucher Quote for the day: Self sufficiency appears to be a worthy goal, but it’s now impossible if you want to actually get anything done. All our productivity, leverage and insight comes … Continue reading

March 6, 2011- Your Legal Cheat Sheet To Trillions

Okay.  I think I know what’s on your mind.  Maybe you’re not trading HK markets, and you have no single idea what’s happening in China right now, and maybe you just don’t care.  That is fine.  You can go ahead and watch, read the stuffs that interest you.  Really.  I mean it.  Go. Shoo. Thanks. … Continue reading

Mar 5, 2011- Standing on the Shoulders of Giants – A Profitable Strategy

“Short” Comment On The Age Old Debate (Technicals Vs Fundamentals) Anyone who tells you that technical analysis is enough to make a living out of trading is partly true, as long as he/she has money management.  The truth is, you can trade any system (even random darts) and you’ll be better off than maybe the … Continue reading

Feb 22, 2011- How To Be Proactive Trading the Markets – Empty Your Cup

Nan-in said: “Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.” Read more here: http://www.purifymind.com/EmptyCup.htm ______________   I’m gonna write here how I managed to escape the bloodbath today.  It is not because I am smart.  It is not because I have … Continue reading