It is possible to make good money tremendously with trading forex, stocks, and even alternative investments linked to wine and land. However, it must be noted that money (your savings) can be lost to scams, fraud, inexperience, emotions and stupidity. One good reason that with all the knowlegde that i have and i am still not rich or a millionaire is probably due to stupidity and inexperience. Profits need discipline to lock in and earning should be done in modesty. It is not the knowlegde that counts, it is the experience. Let us all make a living out of trading and learn to earn ourselves the luxury that we all deserves, just because we dare try.

Mar 29, 2008

Coping with Financial Mistakes and Setbacks

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how does a person cope with finiacial mistakes and setbacks?

i guess if anyone decides to take a stop into the investing world, he or she has to be prepared to part with their hard earned money someway or another.

no investment is safe in this world. even if u leave your money in the bank, the bank can collaspe somehow and take your life saving with it. THAT is why it is not even recommended to put all your savings with a single bank.

there is nothing 100% safe out there in the finacial world, somebody's profit is another lost.

remember this.

i like to take money out of these people's pocket. =)


Why FINE WINE investments?

Fine Wine Investment Advice
There are two major reasons to invest in wine:

Firstly as an investment in future drinking - buying young wines at the initial release price which, when mature, would be considerably more expensive to buy.
As a strictly financial investment - buying wines with the sole intention of reselling later for a profit.
For many people who keep a cellar, both factors will influence investment.

The global demand for fine wine, which is produced in very small quantities, has increased enormously over the last two decades. Wine can, and often has, outperformed the FTSE 100 and the Dow Jones, offering significant returns without the volatility of the stock market.

Wine Prices
Using the data available in Wine-Searcher's database we have looked at the change in prices of first growth Bordeaux over the period June 2001 to June 2006. Generally, the data shows that:
even in the best vintages, prices of individual wines rise at a different rate.
the absolute price of the same wine differs substantially across vintages, even for vintages which are considered to be equivalent in quality.
prices of wines, whilst generally showing a rise, can also fall.
Below are examples of some first growth Bordeaux vintages:

1982 Bordeaux
The 1982 vintage is described as 'exceptional' throughout Bordeaux and is the vintage of 80s. The wines are now mature.
Table 1: 1982 Vintage First Growth Bordeaux. Price Per Bottle in USD between June 2001 and June 2006

Prices have increased over the period, by as much as 123% in the case of Ch. Lafite (the lowest growth rate is Ch. Margaux at 58%). However, it should be noted that not all the wines have increased in value at the same rate.

1990 Bordeaux
1990 was a large (one of the largest crops ever harvested in Bordeaux) and successful vintage.
Table 2: 1990 Vintage First Growth Bordeaux. Price Per Bottle in USD between June 2001 and June 2006

The price increases are less variable between the wines than the 1982 vintage. The biggest rise, the Ch. Haut Brion, rose by 90%. The Ch. Latour, on the other hand, shows a rise of only 41%. Note that the overall price of the wines is lower for the 1990 vintage than it is for the 1982.

Wine Futures
Wine Futures (also known as "En Primeur") refers to buying wine after it is made, but before it is bottled. Cask samples of wines are made available for tasting to wine journalists and large wholesale buyers in the spring following the vintage. The brokers and merchants sell on the wine to their customers. The wine is generally bottled and shipped around two years later.
In good vintages, wine futures can offer the investor the greatest return; the initial release prices are usually the lowest at which the wines will ever be sold. However, when buying wine futures it is strongly recommended that you deal only with established and reputable retailers and importers.

personally i own 24 bottles of Penfolds Granges 2002 at the price of $530/btle which was risen from the price of $480 over the previous years. A more complete review will be posted soon.



DO what the BIG BANK do!

Stocks, forex or commodities are mostly affected by News. News can be credit reports, housing reports, company audits, future reports, or even talks by funny people in the world.

ie, Warren Buffett can move the stock market so much by just saying he likes a certain company. Millions will rush into buying up that stocks. Which becomes the reason why the price goes up.

back to forex,
there is always news coming...

ie) EUR - German Ifo Business Climate Index
NZD - credit card spending y/y
CHF - consumer indicator
USD - Richmond Fed Index
JPY - Trade balance
USD - Existing home sales

RED means will move market abt 50-100pips
Orange means about 25-50pips
yellow means 5-10pips. (not recommended)

this are just examples of News that will move the news.

By acheiving the fastest feeds to this news, u can actually trade the market like the big bank!

as mentioned before, 50-100pips could means $500-%1000 profits every time with standard lots.


FOREX predictor- Let us bring FOREX to its knees!

There had been many softwares selling in forums and many other websites, all stating that their software can make you RICH!

BE ADVISED: Please only buy such product if you trust the author or personally know people who had actually got their hands on it.
"PM me if you are yearning to buy a certain Forex software and need advise"

anyway, i've recently made purchase of a FOREX software that comes with a spreadsheet calculus. (i shall not review the name of the product, cos i aint going to get paid for adverts, YET)

Back to the product, it uses simple methology of calculus and based on the PRICE of the weekly price movements, it actually PREDICTS the market for the next week!

of course, when i bought the product yesterday, i immediately backtested it.

5weeks ago - 50pips profit
4weeks ago - NO HIT -almost hit short position- will lose 50pip.
3weeks ago - 50pips profit - could had made alot more.
2weeks ago - 50pips profit - barely finished at the TP.
1week ago - NO HIT -almost hit long position - will lose 30pips.

all position based on 60% trailing stop and 50-50 risk.

all based on USD/JPY cross over the last 5weeks. Not bad, 150 profits. which could means
a $1500usd earnings if you play with a standard lot.

more review of this product will follows.


Land International - Buy land cheap cheap?

Now you have the opportunity to do the samePurchasing your own plot of land through Land International enables the shrewd private investor to emulate the fortunes that have been made by developers without tying up huge sums of money that is normally needed.

If it’s that easy, why isn’t everyone doing it?Land International will let you into a secret, everyone with money is already doing it. Developers, large institutions, pension fund managers and private buyers have been investing in land for years. How?You are buying land before planning is granted and is viewed as a medium/long term investment. If planning is approved, that same piece of land could be worth up to ten times what you paid.Due to the current shortage of housing in the UK and government's plan to build 4.8 million new homes, there has never been a better time to buy land.This would make an excellent medium to long term addition to any portfolio, land across the UK has increased in value a staggering 1634% over the last 23 years (Source: H.M Government Valuation Office Agency) Can you say the same about your other investments?

Licensed by the Office of Fair Trading, UK (Licence No. 568754)
You have 100% legal ownership of the plot
The ability to sell the plot at any time and at any price to whomsoever you wish
The land is always sold as freehold land
Over 20 years experience in the industry
Guaranteed plot resale policy
Land International always register the plots in your name with H.M. Land Registry


sounds like a good investment IF u have a easy cash of $15000 to set aside now.
Not bad a deal... but personally i would not try with such investment especially when you
cannot see or feel the LAND.. haha

the title deed is a good thing to have. Not many people actually OWNS a land.

but thinking again, how much land can a person hold with $15000 in UK?
and will any developer would buy such a small peice of land?
wad for?

we will be following up on this investment closely....


Mar 28, 2008

FXCM Sentiment Aggressive Program

My favourite managed account with a, i would say, RELIABLE broker, FXCM.

i would say they are reliable to the extend of not trading with them. Investing in their managed account if rather safe as they wont make money unless u do.


3-Month -20.44%
6-Month 4.89%
Year to Date -18.96%

Avg Monthly Return 4.10%
Max Equity Drawdown -21.56%
Monthly Std Deviation 10.34%
Calculations above are based on live results only.

FXCM is the one of the largest forex broker you can find, with large capital flow and currently based in hongkong.

I will loading up my own results of a $6000USD deposit with FXCM very soon.


Disclaimer- "a cover backside rule"

Risk Warning
Identify the Risks

High Risk Investment

Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.


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Basically, not matter which website or which company you go to, they will always have this little clause of DISCLAIMER.

WHY? to cover their ass when something bad happens to your money.

HOW? its ok, if you only refer to companies strongly recommended and tried before, you are safe.

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