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Girl Power Trading

Hello from Singapore! Will be doing the Singapore version of the Low-Risk High-Reward Stock Investing Workshop today in Traders Hotel from 630pm so I’m preparing for another jampacked day! While I’m enjoying the sights of Singapore have a listen to this short video about experts… who to believe and why!

Should you be listening to experts? Find out who to believe here.

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Maybe I could put the title “Etiquette for Moneyed People”. Yesterday, I went shopping by myself, and it’s a fabulous experience, I can walk and certainly make decisions faster, (my children are lovely, but time-consuming LOL). As I was walking towards a luxury retailer, I noticed a line of people starting to form and an irate lady 3rd in the line was demanding to be let in at once. She was saying, “we spend a lot of money in there” and the guard seemed to say there are still customers inside. The irate lady was angrier this time saying “It’s not like I’m a one-time only customer” … and angrily walked away. (Leaving others to shop in peace I must say!)

I was thinking what’s the lesson in here … first, one should behave, whether we have lots of money or not, with politeness and respect for others. I’m sure the luxury retailer wouldn’t want to turn away a customer, but maybe they want a pleasant, “uncrowded” shopping experience for the benefit of all customers. You wouldn’t want to be jostling for space or the salesperson’s attention would you? That’s why I always prefer early morning opening times to go shopping as a rule. It’s the best way to get the best results. There is a lesson here also in stock investing “get in early”. This is especially true for “trend followers” – learn to spot a trend and also which stocks would follow the trend. This is why IPOs or “Initial Public Offerings” are some of the fastest and most profitable investments. If you invest in a company IPO which is in a strong sector, historically there are lots of winners (until the “euphoria” dies but that is another post!). Examples of that are Google and Facebook — which are being battered right now, so late investors are getting an unpleasant ride, but think, Google and Facebook have already been down before and if you think their business are still set to grow, then it’s a good move to invest. Other investing styles like “value investors” would see this time as potential buying spree for companies that have been ignored but are undervalued — those with solid earnings and pays dividends. In terms of sector, I’d be looking at Finance / Banking sector which stands to benefit from a growing economy, strengthening jobs and consumer confidence. I am particularly eyeing Wells Fargo and credit card companies like Mastercard. BUT don’t dive in right now,,, I discuss my exact procedure so that we get in at a low-risk high-reward strategy at my bootcamp. So don’t miss this low-risk high-reward investments and register here!

Interestingly, I came across the article “Why Do Investors Make Bad Choices” today — more on money behaving badly I think! Very interesting article that may give you an insight on how you behave as an investor. Though I love (and highly recommend) Dr. Van Tharp’s very detailed study on the “biases” on his book “Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom” much more on this one.
The author of the article, in my opinion made these investment mistakes because
1. He did not invest with overall life objectives, thus, he sold his holdings wanting to be “safe” and yet, the number one rule in allocating capital for investing, is that it should be money you can afford to lose. One should be able to Risk to get a Reward. No pain no gain. Get it?

2. He did not have a system, much less a business plan. (There is a difference? Oh yesss) The system tells you when you should get in, how much to risk, when to get out to protect capital with your stop or get out with most profit (exit). The business plan involves a comprehensive study of your business environment (the market), the investing strategy you could employ in the prevailing market, and of course the mental states and discipline one should have in this business!

AND… as a mom, having lost all of my capital and now financially free, I am happy to be able to help you with the system and business plan components to get you started on your merry way to investing! Save time, money and hair! No need for trial and error…. Join my forthcoming events here! and invest without the stress!

Bloomberg View Article “Why Do Investors Make Bad Choices”.

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Just want to advise the Discount Code to use in the Singapore workshop – this is just to Reserve your slot with the Early Bird rate till Apr 15. The code is “HHT5023SING” which is 50% off the published rate – there will be a balance to complete the full payment which we will collect on the day. Sorry the site is only on Australian dollar so there is exchange rate difference, but we will only collect the Early Bird rate you will avail. Bring a friend, and I can extend an additional 10% discount for you and your friend.

Secure your slot HERE.

Thank you and see you soon!

My previous short trades have not been profitable – yet. I have pointed out the price data was at Resistance and yet, there was just some more willing buyers pushing up the prices after the technology stocks fell. Oh well, you know, this things happen, that’s why I firmly believe trading’s saving grace is position sizing. Not “being right” at entry. This is because only through position sizing controls your risk. Absolutely! With position-sizing, you already know from the start how much you are going to risk, so there’s no emotion clouding your decision making, selling when you shouldn’t sell or buying too much that you forget how you will meet your objectives with a number of positions (not just relying on one “lucky” hit).

And good thing for me when I entered my last trade, I followed that minimum position sizing rule, no ifs, no buts. I sure was tempted to increase it from the usual 1% to 2% — this time I was able to control my “confidence” and feeling of being right ( one of the hardest thing for traders hehehe). Right now, that trade is still alive, well within my Stop and the stock has just fallen 40cents (a big slide from the volatility of the last few days). That could be another indicator of the reversal of prices. So all I have to do is watch that the trade progresses to my favor or within my Stop.

Learn my low-risk high-reward strategies focusing on increasing your returns with proven strategies at my upcoming events, details HERE.

I got a few more holidaze left so I am not entering a new position until next week :)
Here’s a pic from a riverboat ride around Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Holidaze

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-09/asian-futures-rise-on-fed-as-yen-slips-crude-snaps-climb.html

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Correction Please!

April 7, 2014

Couldn’t wait for Monday! Although technically I am on vacation. I had a short position I entered last Friday noticing the BHP price was near Resistance level, with some tapering off of volume. I also noted that there is little to go based on my expectation models –for this instance, the economic reports for the quarter is still a few days off — so the chance of the stock price marching on is lessened at this level so decided to get in a small position to profit on the downside. I see this weakening in price by about $1 from the 1 month High reached around 37.70. I teach this low-risk entry decision in my workshops and sizing a position based on risk.

I was also browsing when I found news affirming that valuation is back in the game — the year’s best performers so far have been sold off (Tech stocks – with NASDAQ falling heavily last week). ““There may be some nervousness going into first-quarter earnings and whether that will justify these prices we’re seeing.” (Article here) And further, Dr. Roubini (famous for predicting the Housing crash in the US causing the Global Financial Crisis) notes that the US market may correct this year. (See video below)  And that’s good news for people who want to get in again at choice stocks at a bargain :)   (I want it!!!) I got a good idea on when this year that will be and I share this in my workshop / bootcamp! So join here us and don’t miss out on the wildly profitable opportunities.

So indeed the markets opened weak today and leaving my put option BHPVP8 to simmer with the declines, while I will be off again wandering around in this lovely warm autumn in Port Macquarie, New South Wales :)

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Free Preview EBook

April 2, 2014

Please email :
charmel@highheeledtraders.com
to get the free preview eBook of “High Heeled Traders”

If you are committed to your success, and ready to step up, I will be conducting live workshops in Sydney, Australia and Singapore and a bootcamp in Manila in APRIL 2014! Get the details here

and see you soon!

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Day out in Sydney

Had a lovely day out with the kids yesterday, put in a trade making sure money before lunch and went for a stroll, came back and recorded the prices. Yesterday, US Fed Janet Yellen again fed the bulls with talk of “support” over slack and jobs, Australian’s interest rate remained at historical lows and China’s poor manufacturing report made more people assured of the Chinese govt stimulus (after all, they said they would and got cash to back it up!).

So here’s to those who think they can’t time the market — just watch the Fed (or government). The Fed is supporting the economy. So let’s enjoy the bull run (Or the sights like what I am doing now in Sydney). We talk about the critical factors in knowing the market in my workshops which you can learn about here.

Does this mean we can all run off with the bulls,,, and all stocks will rise with the market. It seems not! Stocks that have been the best performers (and becoming expensive) took a down turn, and the laggards with lower valuations are picked up. Best performers being sold off is actually healthy, it brings it down to prices where people can get in at a lesser price. Key here is for investors to know their Risk-vs-Reward, and of course, to size their positions carefully in the first place. I discuss all these powerful and effective concepts in my workshops that you can join here.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-01/yellen-s-real-life-examples-of-unemployed-omit-criminal-records.html

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-01/brics-casualty-seen-in-etfs-new-confidence-without-china.html

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Sydney is lovely at this time of the year, not too cold or not too hot,,, at least today! Venturing out with the kids so I’ll leave you with the workshop details today and a bonus video on “long-term investing”.

Here are just a few of the juicy topics I’m planning to cover with you and my super-easy and effective ways to help you get the results you want!

◾10 requirements for profitable investing
◾Market types and how each affect the Philippine market
◾Prediction and expectation models
◾Effective entry techniques
◾3 major risk areas and how to manage them
◾Profit-taking exits
◾Ramping up

Want to profit whether the market goes up or down? The Sydney Workshop will feature an additional module for the highly profitable world of Options Trading – yes that’s right! I’m teaching Options in Australia starting with the ultra-safe strategies and low-risk high-reward ones. Join here so we can step up to the pre-event materials.

For the Singapore workshop — I will cover the US Market so that they can still enjoy the bull market (and earn in US$$$$$) even while they invest in their favored emerging markets (ie. Philippines, Indonesia). Register here so we can get started with the pre-event exercises!

Sydney, Australia

Hilton Hotel Sydney

George Street (in front of QVB)

April 21 – 9am to 5pm
Rate is AUD$500 and Early Bird Rate is $350 to April 15. This will have a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee / tea on arrival and throughout.

Singapore

Traders Hotel
Orchard area
Apr 23, 2014 630-11pm
Rate is SGD$320 and Early Bird rate is SGD$250 to April 15. This will have a pre-event reception with drinks and nibbles, 4 course dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.

Video on long-term investing:

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7 years, I started to invest thinking I can be financially free in 7 years. It took me 10. What is your plan? I hope you’re not into “long-term investing”…

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It’s nice to be back in Sydney, Australia. For one it has let me sleep a little longer  :)   It’s a good thing I had a quick look at the weekend news and the US market ended the week higher which usually brings the good vibes to Asian market as well,  and stocks are indeed up.   Oh, and that Russian ‘standoff” seems to be getting a thing of the past now,  for investors to focus on the real score in the economy.

I have 2 live trades that I am monitoring – one for my retirement account and one for my income account.  I only have 1 stock for both trades – it is BHP.  I know, I know,  it’s a mining stock that is not a strong sector currently. However this is a widely-held stock that has also recently gained stimulus. It also follows global macro-economic situation (particularly oil) and it has been following the bullish sentiment of the markets. I got into my positions at different prices but both are profitable right now.

Trade 1 – is for income account, bought BHP at 35.95 and stock now at 36.60 level.  My Initial Risk is 50c.

Trade 2 – is for the retirement account, bought BHP at 35.35 and stock now at 36.60 level. My Initial Risk is .75

The second trade has a wider stop because it is a retirement account so I am giving it a wider allowance to move to my favor.

The first trade didn’t have the best start but at the time I opened it, it seemed a good entry point, with accelerating volume (meaning more and more buyers are getting in).  However, as wrong as I was, you can see it is now profitable.  It’s because I am trading it with an expectation and a time frame of 6 weeks or end of April.  This is the beauty of a comprehensive plan that considers not just technical prices, but also market sentiments. ”Target Prices” are iffy — you can never be sure it can be reached and it is also strongly possible that the market will run off farther than you thought!  The sure bet is your comprehensive plan which I will walk you through in the Bootcamp.

The other “secret sauce” to trading is your Expectation Model which I teach in the “Low-Risk High-Reward Stock Investing Workshop” and we have 2 events coming up – Sydney and Singapore.

Here are just a few of the juicy topics I’m planning to cover with you and my super-easy and effective ways to help you get the results you want!

◾10 requirements for profitable investing
◾Market types and how each affect the Philippine market
◾Prediction and expectation models
◾Effective entry techniques
◾3 major risk areas and how to manage them
◾Profit-taking exits
◾Ramping up

Want to profit whether the market goes up or down? The Sydney Workshop will feature an additional module for the highly profitable world of Options Trading – yes that’s right! I’m teaching Options in Australia starting with the ultra-safe strategies and low-risk high-reward ones.

For the Singapore workshop — I will cover the US Market so that they can still enjoy the bull market (and earn in US$$$$$) even while they invest in their favored emerging markets (ie. Philippines, Indonesia)

Sydney, Australia

Hilton Hotel Sydney

George Street (in front of QVB)

April 21 – 9am to 5pm
Rate is AUD$500 and Early Bird Rate is $350 to April 15. This will have a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee / tea on arrival and throughout.

Singapore

Traders Hotel
Orchard area
Apr 23, 2014  630-11pm
Rate is SGD$320 and Early Bird rate is SGD$250 to April 15. This will have a pre-event reception with drinks and nibbles, 4 course dinner with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.

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