Archive for September, 2008

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Open Letter to a Pirate

Dear VJ (Not his real name because he is hiding behind a pseudonym), A pirate is a pirate, no matter how you paint him. As long as you take other people’s printed material, duplicate it and sell it, you cannot use the “public domain” excuse to defend yourself. Your long and pitiful justification only serves […]


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USO – United States Oil Fund

This one has made a great one week run and is currently stalled at a critical retracement level ($85.00). Looking at its past, the down ride was an amazingly accurate run on my downside PHIb-X complete with a reversal at the XOP. Now you’ve got to wonder if USO has a little more downside to […]


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Small Caps Prophecy Fulfilled

At the end of May this year (31 May 2008), my good trading pal, Jack Wong, posted this item in his blog … Market Outlook Commencing 2 June 2008 This was a short trading week and the bulls were happy to take control for the entire week. Overall, 1.3% rise for INDU, 3.2% rise for […]


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Choosing A Mentor/Teacher/Coach/Guru?

I don’t envy the people who have to make the choice of picking an investment mentor today. Everyday, in every publication, we find ad after ad screaming ‘success’ and ‘profits’ and ‘make money’, with testimonials of massive profits and extraordinary percentage margins. And here you are, with not a lot of money to afford attending […]


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Who’s Next?

Quote: Originally Posted by Conrad on Sep 1 It’s hard to see any upside going into October with the DOW, at best, not breaking above 12,000 and at worse, staying above 11,000. IMO, it is highly likely that DOW will close out September at 11,130. We’re well below my target 11,130 for September which doesn’t […]


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AIG – Who Assures the Insurer?

AIG has been given a $85B loan by the U.S. Fed and the Fed has taken a 80% stake in the ailing company as part of a “rescue” plan. The plan came into action late in the day after the close of the market and is riddled with questions, the most glaring being; how does […]


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The world is losing it.

Has the world gone mad? Has Mother Nature decided to weigh in on our man-made crisis and what’s next? In Jawa Timor, people are killing themselves over S$6 simply because unthinking rich businessmen think they’re doing their community a favor by dolling out dollars as tithes during Ramadan. The poor will crowd the businessman’s front […]


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Another bloody pirate!

Another pirate beggin to get sued. All he did was design a new cover but still ripped off my taglines including the Options, Stocks, Futures … complete with dots between. I also know which set he pirated – my second batch, printed in Jakarta, which was rejected because of errors. Holders of the real Pattern […]


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What it means to teach

And this is why I love teaching. —– Original Message —- From: Justin Teo <> To: Conrad Alvin Lim Sent: Monday, September 8, 2008 4:15:14 PM Subject: Re: Thanks a mill!!!!! Just to share with you something you would be proud of. Couple of days ago during a casual meeting of friends, I met a […]


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How many times have you heard someone lament about “his lot in life” or that “fate dealt an unfair hand”? How many times have you been guilty of it yourself? How often do you hear about people resigning themselves to their “destiny” of mediocrity and strife? Most commonly, I am sure all of us have […]