Sunday, February 28, 2010

U.S. Week Ahead: Jobs Report on Friday

Real estate slump will end next year: Buffett

UNITED STATES - America's most listened-to investor Warren Buffett said the United States residential real estate slump will end by next year, predicting that's how long it will take demand for homes to catch up with the supply.

"Within a year or so, residential housing problems should largely be behind us," the billioinaire wrote in his annual letter to the shareholders of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. "Prices will remain far below 'bubble' levels, of course, but for every seller or lender hurt by this there will be a buyer who benefits."

Mr Buffett's comments on housing came as January home sales recorded a surprise seven-month low despite US GDP growth, prompting foreboding about consumer spending ahead.

But there was great news for Berkshire shareholders. The company's fourth-quarter profit surged to US$3.06 billion ($4.3 billion) - or $1,969 a share - on the recovery of derivative bets tied to the world's stock markets, up from $117 million - $76 a share - in the same period a year earlier.

The profit hike, Berkshire's third straight, helps rebuild a cash pile that diminished since 2007 as Mr Buffett invested in financial firms bruised by the recession. Companies such as Goldman Sachs Group that turned to him for funding are paying Berkshire interest of 10 per cent or more.

"We've put a lot of money to work during the chaos of the last two years," Mr Buffett, 79, said, describing how he had used the last 18 months to go on a buying spree of assets. "It's been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend."

The tone of his letter, which accompanied the company's annual report, contrasted sharply with his report last year, in which he took himself to task for the company's decline in book value. Dubbed the Oracle of Omaha, Mr Buffet's annual letter is watched closely by investors for his assessment of his businesses and of the economy. Source Agencies

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

02/24/2010 S&P Emini & Futures Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Markets Pop On Bernanke Dollar Comments...New Home Sales Ugly!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Outlook on the currency market

02/23/2010 S&P Emini stock index & Futures Recommendations

Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekend Technical Analysis - Market Swings, Bumps, Blasts To Continue...Pattern, Price, Setups

02/20/2010 S&P Emini Stock Index & Futures Recommendations

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Asia's Week Ahead: Japan, India Economies

U.S. Week Ahead: Washington, Housing

Market Technical Analysis - Discount Rate Fails To Curb Markets Enthusiasm...Be Ready Though!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spore casino made S$40 MIL in first two days

Singapore casino made RM96mil in two days
THE first casino in Singapore made S$40mil (RM96.42mil) in the first two
days of its opening and Malaysians contributed one-third of the revenue.
On the first day, the casino had attracted a long list of multimillionaires
from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Most of them were regular customers of big casinos in the world who arrived
in their private jets, Shinmin Daily reported.
These big-time gamblers, who had planned to fly to Macau and Las Vegas
during the Lunar New Year period, had at the last minute changed their mind
to try their luck at the new casino in the republic.
It is learnt most of them landed at Seletar Airport, where they were
transported to Resorts World Sentosa in limousines.
Malaysians and Singaporeans visitors have also rushed to the casino on its
opening day.
It was observed that gamblers travelling in at least 20 sports cars
including Ferrari and Lamborghini arrived at the casino in the evening and
left only the next day.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fed Raises Discount Rate in Retreat From Crisis Measures

The impact of the Yuan?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Joey Yap Says Alternative Energy `Highlight' in Year of Tiger

US Economy on the road of recovery?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

02/14/10 S&P Emini & Futures Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Dollar Drops Hard, Commodities & Markets Surge...Be Ready For Next Move.

Video of Full Speech: President Hu Jin Tao Chinese New Year 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Market Technical Analysis - Greece Bailed Out, Dollar Drops, Markets Surge. Key Levels, Plays

Lack Of Details In Greek Plan Hits Euro


Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore’s First Integrated Resort Casino opens 14 Feb 2010; Celebrates with Universal Studios Singapore Previews

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy CNY !

This Blog wish you a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year ! Huat AH !

Thank you for your support !

Best Wishes

Chinese new year market close details

The following markets will be closed during the CNY

China: 15 Feb to 19 Feb
Hong Kong: 15 Feb to 16 Feb
Malaysia: 15 Feb to 16 Feb (CNY) and 26 Feb (The Prophet's Birthday)
Singapore: 15 Feb to 16 Feb

Indonesia: Business as usual
Thailand: Business as usual

The Regional Morning Note will be published per normal in view that the
Indo, Thai, US and UK markets are open.

Have a blessed Lunar New Year.

02/10/10 S&P Emini Stock Index & Futures Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Markets Chop But Maintain the Flat Line As Consolidation Again Shows Up

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

PM Report: Solving Greece's Debt Crisis

02/09/2010 S&P Emini Stock Index & Futures Recommendations

Monday, February 8, 2010

02/07/09 S&P Emini Stock Index & Futures Weekend Webinar

Market Technical Analysis Video - Bullish Consolidation, Bottoming Tail, Price, Pattern, Time Setups

Saturday, February 6, 2010

U.S. Week Ahead: Game Sales, Jobs

Genting awarded Casino license.

Latest news: Resort World at Sentosa awarded casino license.

Friday, February 5, 2010

02/05/2010 S&P Emini Stock index & Trading Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Market Dumps Again But Strategists Begin To Salivate. Plays Posted!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

PM Report: Can Europe Resolve Debt Crisis?

Market Technical Analysis - Major Drop Hits Wall Street As Master Swing Trades Begin To Show Up!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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02/03/2010 S&P Emini Stock Index & Futures Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Market Consolidating Ahead Of Jobs #'s. TM Call Nailed, Profits Galore

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

02/02/2010 S&P Emini & Futures Recommendations

Market Technical Analysis - Dollar Continues To Fade, Market Bounces Off As Oil Jumps

News Hub: Are Risk Assets Back in Fashion?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Are we looking at another major sell-off?