Pinoys get three holidays this August

ILOILO CITY, Aug 7 (PIA) — Filipinos will get three holidays and, eventually, two long weekends this August. Eid’l Fitr or the Feast of Ramadan which falls on Friday, August 9, 2013 will be a regular holiday nationwide. President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 629 last August 1 declaring August 9, which […]

Learning forex trading with forextraders

I am a self proclaimed forex loser.  Back in 2005, I tried trading forex, only to find myself awake at midnight, keeping track of my positions.  This new site was recommended to me by a friend that helped him learn how to trade forex step by step.  Although I have given up, my friend claims […]

Does Window dressing mean stocks will go up

Not necessarily so for a general market already tanking. For investorwords, window-dressing means the deceptive practice of some mutual funds, in which recently weak stocks are sold and recently strong stocks are bought just before the fund's holdings are made public, in order to give the appearance that they've been holding good stocks all along. […]

The Commodity Boom?

Here's a clip on the recent strength of commodities, made in March. Notable points on: – parabolic moves in commodity trends, usually prior to bursting– not all commodities are equal, some are doing better, some are really doing worse– the media covering all the "all-time highs" in commodities. Interesting note is that the clip was […]

Cramer’s Lucid Interval

Mad Money's Jim Cramer, normally crazy, actually makes sense to me in this clip. Good points on the inverse relationship between Oil and stocks, first on futures, and secondarily on oil-related stock plays vs. more general economy plays. Also good points on value players vs. momentum players. Cute host too.

Lessons From A Trading Diary

If I hadn’t made money some of the time I might have acquired market wisdom quicker. – Jesse Livermore The ING Philippine Equity Fund, despite its size, was beating the index in the first half of 2007, until the subprime crash hit, prompting it to switch gears and pursue a modified strategy.  For the largest institutional equity fund, to […]

Diary Of An Investment Fund (Part Five: Evolving Strategies)

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.  – Mark Twain September 2007 Global markets begin to recover from the meltdown. PSE Index stages a 6.2% rally to recoup YTD gains to 19.8%, effectively […]

Diary Of An Investment Fund (Part Four: Turbulent Times)

If there were no bad speculations there could be no good investments; if there were no wild ventures there would be no brilliantly successful enterprises.  – F. W. Hirst  May 2007 It's election month. Market sets new all-time high with the PSE Index gaining 6.2% bringing YTD yields to 16.5% while the fund gained 7.4% […]

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