Jared Seah

Reflective Mind and Listening Heart (Stop-loss)

October 11, 2012 by Jared Seah
No, this is not a religious post. Last Friday night, I got stopped-out of my Dollar/Yen trade. The whip-splash was so quick that the fill was at a greater loss than my stop-loss point. Ouch! What’s worse than a loss? It’s discovering on Monday afternoon that the price action has swung back; and if I [...]

in Categories: Active Trading

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Justice Bao and Bail-outs

October 4, 2012 by Jared Seah
When I was in primary school, I remember a Taiwanese TV serial on Justice Bao was all the rage in Singapore. “Kaifeng you ge, Bao Qing Tian. Tie mian wu ser…” The rest of the song I forgot liao… I remember one memorable story was about the Grand Tutor’s only son of around 20 plus.  [...]
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What’s your favourite chicken rice stall?

September 7, 2012 by Jared Seah
What’s your favourite chicken rice stall? OK, keep the answer to yourself (hello, no need to email  me OK?).   Is it that stall that you frequent all the time near where you stay? Or is it that stall freaking all across the other side of the island, but no matter, you still make an [...]
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If you really care, zip up!

September 6, 2012 by Jared Seah
In these low interest rate and relatively high inflation times, you often find people (who think they know) expressing shock and surprise when they discover their “friends” or acquaintances still keep the bulk of their money in plain vanilla fixed deposits and savings accounts.  Like talking heads on business networks like CNBC, they will rattle [...]

in Categories: Investing

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Gasp! I’ve gone half-naked!

September 1, 2012 by Jared Seah
Yesterday, I went down to the AIA tower at Robinson Road to cancel my Life insurance policies.: Term, critical illnesses, disability, and personal accident. The only one that I’ve keep is the remaining whole-life policy that may “break-even” in 2 years’ time at the 20 year anniversary mark.  But looking at the surrender cash value [...]

in Categories: Insurance

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4 biggest bubbles in the last 40 years

August 24, 2012 by Jared Seah
Bottom-up investors can skip this post. You wouldn’t be interested. This post is more for macro top-down (that’s how I check girls out too!) speculators like me. The below chart is interesting! Iron ore? It’s one of the key ingredient for steel making in case you never studied Chemistry or Physical Science. But unlike copper [...]

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Singlish and Technical Analysis

August 23, 2012 by Jared Seah
Let’s have a bit of fun! Remember when you first started to learn Technical analysis? It looks so simple right? This line cross that line; a bounce off (imaginary) support; a breakout through resistance (yes, it’s imaginary again); and we are off to the races! But once we commit real money, eh!? Why are we [...]

in Categories: Active Trading

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Yield hogs will be slaughtered

August 2, 2012 by Jared Seah
Last month, I sold a Growth and Income REIT that I’ve bought 1.5 years ago. It’s was yielding 9% at price of purchase;and has since gone up by 40% in capital gains when I sold it. Total returns is slightly more than 50% for 18 months of “waiting”. (I am hiding behind percentages for a [...]

in Categories: Investing

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Own time own target, fire!

July 29, 2012 by Jared Seah
Looking back, my 2 years of NS is a great source of learning experience. During range shooting, the above phrase is commonly used. And we in the back row behind the shooters have to “echo” it loud loud ;) We can also apply it to our life journey as well: 1) Don’t shoot other people’s [...]
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The elephant keeps walking while the dogs keep barking

July 27, 2012 by Jared Seah
I first came across this phrase when Suzie Orman (she also borrowed it with pride too) used it to explain how she feels when under “attack” by other financial commenters and bloggers. Let them have their 10 minutes of “fame” Suzie would say. What a cool lady! If you scan the media today, you can [...]
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Investing Diary Or Trading Journal – Complement To Your Annualised Returns

July 24, 2012 by Jared Seah
You know what?  I suspect the reason why many investors and traders get so interested or hung-up on their annualised performance in percentages is because they are right-handed. Right-handed means left-brained, and that’s the domain of numbers and analytical skills. I always have a laugh when I see people write their performance down as in [...]
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Shawn Achor – The Happy Secret to Better Work

July 22, 2012 by Jared Seah
When we were young, we study hard so we can get good grades. With good grades, maybe our parents will love us. Upon stepping into society, we work hard so we can achieve success. With success, maybe we can find the love and the recognition our parents never gave us. The trouble is once you [...]
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The Elephant And The Rope Round His Neck

July 16, 2012 by Jared Seah
The tree loggers ran out of the forests as a herd of wild Thai elephants came marauding out to defend their habitat. In their haste, Baba, a fully grown male and domesticated elephant was left tied to a tree by a puny rope around his neck. His trainer had gone to pee and never came [...]
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The Powerful Secret To Unleashing Your Dreams!

July 13, 2012 by Jared Seah
      Wake up.       Singapore Man of Leisure (welcome to my blog; just google it!)
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Follow the crowd

July 12, 2012 by Jared Seah
I read the Straits Times with admiration and envy how some young Singaporeans were quitting their well-paid corporate jobs to join internet start-ups. Similar stories were repeated in the next weeks. You can feel the buzz in the air! Six months later, the Nasdaq dot-com bubble crashed together with the blue-eyes dreams of many… That [...]
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What do you think comes right back at you!

July 5, 2012 by Jared Seah
After asking this “what do you think?” question, how I would respond may depend on whether I am on a one-to-one situation or in a group setting. Group situation Newbie – If the question is so basic until I feel embarrassed for the enquirer, I would ask the rest of the group who can answer [...]
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What do you think?

July 3, 2012 by Jared Seah
When asked a question, what do you do? Do you straight away provide the answer, or do you encourage the person asking the question to find the answers themselves? The former is giving fish; the latter is teaching how to fish. Those who have gone through coaching or counselling trainings will know what I mean. [...]
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Average up or down?

June 28, 2012 by Jared Seah
I have an ex-colleague who is now the tai-tai of one of the big luxury watch retailers in Orchard Road. While entertaining overseas clients, she may bring them to one of our casinos. She never loses money there. OMG! How? Her system is simple. She will place a $100 bet on the roulette table on [...]
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