Archive for July, 2011

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July 2011 Review, August Preview

Roller Coaster. That’s the only way to describe my July 2011 … one helluva roller coaster. And that refers to everything that happened to me and not just in the market.
I got hit by two different viruses in three weeks and was on medication for all those weeks. That made me groggy and high most [...]

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Balloon, Not A Bubble.

Looks like the shit will get worse before it gets better; The American debt talks are going nowhere and talk of compromise is now on the table … China’s manufacturing PMI in officially in contraction as it slips below 50 to 48.9 versus 50.1 in June … Greece continues to live in denial as they [...]

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A Lesson In Critical Thinking

Here’s a great lesson in Critical Thinking …
The following are reports about Singapore’s latest GDP numbers.  Good news or bad news?

This is from channelnewsasia.com on 14 July 2001;
Singapore’s GDP grows 0.5% in Q2
SINGAPORE: Singapore’s GDP grew by 0.5 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the second quarter of 2011, down from the 9.3 per [...]

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The Leverage Leviathan

Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper.

I got a simple but very interesting query in my forum which prompted some thinking. What transpired thereafter was rather inspiring but ends rather depressingly. Enjoy the read …

Are the market’s fundamentals and sentiment right now the same with Oct 2008?
From your experience, can you share whether [...]

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China: A New Kind Of Economic Failure In The Making?

This article is a personal point of view from a very layman’s opinion. It is an opinion I have held for a long time and some of my earlier opinions have played themselves out in the past year as China went from strength into inflation. My opinion does not have to be yours and you [...]

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I’m A Role Model!

Tessie is a Graduate of my Tutorial from 2008. She is a successful trainer herself and she was recently featured in an interview with Jakarta Globe and quoted me as one of her role models alongside other big name successes. Certainly flattening and definitely motivating.
Thank you Tessie!
You can read her whole article here.

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