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reviewed Debt. June 11, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Debt
(Warning: What you're about to hear will change your world and concept of money. Do not embark on the videos if you choose NOT to know what is at stake!)      The topic reviewed …
reviewed JPMorgan Chase & Co.. May 21, 2012
posted in Business Matters
JPMorgan Chase
Before I begin this review, let's state it for record that I don't own any shares in JP Morgan, have no business interest in it, nor do I do any banking transactions with the commercial institution. …
Making Bank: The Personal Finance Lessons They Never Taught Us in School
This book attempts to distill a subject like personal-finance into small, easy to read pieces. The author speaks as someone who learned personal-finance the hard way.     The first thing …
posted a Quick Tip about Currency Wars. March 03, 2012
posted in Business Matters
Currency Wars
If there is only one book you're going to get this weekend or month, then this is THE book to get. It sells for 1/3 the price if it's an ebook version and it is one for keeps.     Currency …
reviewed Inside Job. May 31, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
INSIDE JOB
12A - 120mins - Documentary/Crime - 18th February 2011      The financial crisis of 2008 hit everyone hard of that there is no doubt and Inside Job seeks to understand the causes …
posted a Quick Tip about Money. May 16, 2011
posted in Inspirations
Money
As with time, spending it I had and guess what, it's now in short supply. In essence, we may think too much about making money & too little about how to spend it wisely. Our generation and the …
posted a Quick Tip about U.S. Dollar (USD). April 29, 2011
posted in Business Matters
U.S. Dollar (USD)
Since my last quick tip on Nov 10, almost 6 months ago, the US$ has & is still heading further south. I'm expecting to go another 10% at the least before it stabilizes. The worst scenario? Quite …
reviewed Inside Job. April 06, 2011
INSIDE JOB
If you take Matt Damon's word for it (he's the narrator for the vastly overrated INSIDE JOB), then you'd quite possibly find your personal income regulated.  That's right: the actor …
reviewed Inside Job. April 04, 2011
posted in Business Matters
INSIDE JOB
It is seldom that Wall Street (if ever) provided us with such an intricate and out of the world financial engineering that movies and after movies could now be made to commensurate the 2008 financial …
reviewed Inside Job. March 30, 2011
INSIDE JOB
You approve a bunch of subprime mortgages,  package those loans together into a CDO, then pay to get your CDO a “AAA” rating.  Then you sell that CDO to a retirement fund, and take …
posted a Quick Tip about Inside Job. February 26, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
INSIDE JOB
It's a documentary format kind of film and you'd have to be very interested in the 2008 financial meltdown to enjoy this film. Or, if you are working or had worked in the financial industry, then …
reviewed Renminbi, RMB (CNY). November 17, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Renminbi, RMB (CNY)
The RMB is China's official currency. RMB stands for Renminbi (人民币) aka people's currency. Yuan is the unit (not $) and is denominated as ¥ somewhat similar to the Japanese yen. Yet, …
reviewed Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). November 17, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Hong Kong was a special entity for a 100 year. Until July 1, 1997, it was leased to the British. The Chinese lost it during the Opium Wars. If we were to discuss that, it'd be a very long review. …
posted a Quick Tip about Federal Reserve (The Fed). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Federal Reserve (The Fed)
Keeping interest rate as low as it had for the longest period has had the financial markets and investment sector having the party of the century until it turned into the nightmare of all time. Now, Alan …
posted a Quick Tip about U.S. Treasury. November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
U.S. Treasury
Clueless is the only word that comes to mind with regard to its recent introduction of QE2. What is T.G. thinking?! Trade wars or currency wars?
posted a Quick Tip about Singapore Dollar (SGD). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Singapore Dollar
One of the strongest currencies in the world. It has kept appreciated against the US$, Euro and Pounds for the last 2 decades. Against the HK$, it has since risen to HK$6 for S$1. That's a spectacular …
posted a Quick Tip about Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
As with US$, one of the worse performers. So why do I rate is more favorably than the US$? Because of its potential and future. Right now, there is an opportunity in this currency which you might or might …
posted a Quick Tip about Renminbi, RMB (CNY). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Renminbi, RMB (CNY)
Despite that it's not a floating currency (yet), it is one of the best performing currencies in the world. Having said that, watch for the ascent of RMB when it is eventually being floated in the …
reviewed Australian Dollar (AUD). November 12, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Australian Dollar (AUD)
Is Australia Asian or Western? Good question, isn't it? Ahem, I've no idea either. But, Australia begins to prosper when it proclaims some years back as being in the Asia part of the continent. …
posted a Quick Tip about Japanese Yen (JPY). November 11, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Japanese Yen (JPY)
One of the easiest gateways to be a millionaire! If you're rich, you can even be a billionaire!
reviewed Japanese Yen (JPY). November 11, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Japanese Yen (JPY)
+4 is probably the highest ranking I'm going to give to any foreign currencies. Japanese Yen (JPY) is at the forefront of these ratings. It is not because I made a lot of money from investing or speculating …
posted a Quick Tip about Australian Dollar (AUD). November 11, 2010
posted in Business Matters
Australian Dollar (AUD)
One of the best performing foreign currencies in the world of floating currencies. AUD is now on par with the US$ and is extremely popular with traders. Not only does it have a high interest rate, the …
posted a Quick Tip about Japanese Yen (JPY). November 10, 2010
Japanese Yen (JPY)
I've a lot more confident in the Yen than many any other Asian currencies. For 20 years that I've been traveling to this country, the Yen do fluctuates, but within a reasonable band. A country with a …
posted a Quick Tip about The euro. November 10, 2010
posted in Business Matters
The euro
The same currency for a block of regional countries is an ideal, not a practical system, especially since the many countries are different, not only in terms of culture but also productivity and historical …
reviewed U.S. Dollar (USD). November 09, 2010
posted in Business Matters
U.S. Dollar (USD)
The sight is ugly. It has been dropping and dropping slowly over the years and speeding up the last few months while Gold has been doing the reverse. This is not an expert opinion since I'm not working …
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