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Sweet Apple

July 24, 2015

With AAPL leaving a sour taste with some investors I want to give you some things to think about when looking for the place to put your money :
— where do we find value
— where do we find growth

The first is easy. It’s that sweet little number you can easily find in every description of a stock. It’s called the PE (Price /Earnings) ratio. The magic number is 17. That means it’s fairly valued and over than that, well the riskier the stock. AAPL as of yesterday has a PE ratio of 14.46 which indicates it is “undervalued” and that’s why for me AAPL is still a good buy. Compare that with Facebook PE ratio with 90s. Actually just before AAPL reported its earnings, I noted that it has gone up steady from below 120 during the Greek crisis to 130 so I thought there would be people keen to take profits already at the reporting period if it just produces a “decent” number. And so I hedged my AAPL position noting the high price of the call options at this time, which became profitable because of the sudden decline in price. (Options is a contract separate from stock holdings).

My strategy then is to let the stock recover ( seems likely! from -9% it is now up to -5% in one day ) and write another Covered Call. I am looking for the perfect opportunity, and probably not too long to wait with the stock going ex-dividend in less than 2 weeks.

The growth ‘blab fest” is where all the action is happening. Most analysts maintain their Buy and price targets given that there is growth expected on the AAPL stock with the different product rollouts from last convention, but with the limited Apple Watch earnings data — some say the stock is in shaky ground. Though, if you look at all the money that AAPL has been keeping it’s easier to say somehow that will be put to use to grow the business some more. Maybe that AAPL car rumor will turn to an AAPL (branded) airplane, that will surely fly! LOL. But seriously, below is an article describing why you have a golden opportunity to load up on AAPL.

Meantime, earnings season in full swing and it will be a shame though if we let these opportunities pass …
Visa reported earnings beat, so look at MasterCard to replicate the same success (as it has, I think these two cards in every consumer’s pocket at the same time).
Amazon reported huge revenue, so look at other retailers like Walmart as beneficiaries of the more confident consumer.
Healthcare, airlines, restaurants like McDonalds too have reported good earnings so there’s plenty more to boost the market.
UPDATE: Here’s your golden opportunity to buy Apple’s stock

11:07 AM ET 7/23/15 | MarketWatch
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

The company’s results were astonishing, supporting a much higher share price

What would you say if I told you about a company that had increased quarterly sales by 33% and earnings by 38%, while widening its profit margin, reducing its share count through buybacks and building up a record cash hoard of over $200 billion?

And what would you say if that same company’s stock was trading for 13.8 times analysts’ 2015 earnings estimates, less than the S&P 500 Index’s 17.9?

The company is Apple Inc. (AAPL). The maker of the iPhone published results after the market closed Tuesday (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-earnings-boosted-by-iphone-sales-2015-07-21-164853126), and investors sent its stock down as much as 8% in extended trading. The shares were declined 6% Wednesday to close at $125.22, but bounced back as much as 1.5% Thursday morning to $127.09.

Read:5 reasons why Apple’s stock still beats Google’s (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/5-reasons-why-apples-stock-still-beats-googles-2015-07-22)

Still, Apple pretty much hit a home run. The following tables put Apple’s quarterly results into perspective. The company is in the lead for best sales-per-share growth among the 78 S&P 500 member companies that have reported results this earnings season.

Here are the 10 S&P 500 companies with the largest increases in sales per share:

Company Ticker Industry Sales per share – Most recent quarter Sales per share – year earlier Growth of sales per share

Apple Inc. US:AAPL Computers/ Telecom Equipment $8.59 $6.20 39%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. US:WBA Drugstore Chains $26.12 $20.05 30%

Lennar Corp. Class A US:LEN Homebuilding $10.36 $7.98 30%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. US:GS Investment Banks/ Brokers $22.87 $17.91 28%

Yahoo Inc. US:YHOO Internet Software/ Services $1.33 $1.07 24%

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. US:BBBY Specialty Stores $16.00 $13.15 22%

Netflix Inc. US:NFLX Movies/ Entertainment $3.77 $3.11 21%

Monsanto Co. US:MON Agricultural Chemicals $9.60 $8.02 20%

Darden Restaurants Inc. US:DRI Restaurants $14.63 $12.33 19%

Constellation Brands Class A US:STZ Beverages: Alcoholic $8.04 $6.81 18%

Source: FactSet

Here are changes to earnings per share for the same set of companies:

Company Ticker EPS – Most recent quarter EPS – year earlier Growth of EPS

Apple Inc. US:AAPL $1.85 $1.28 45%

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. US:WBA $1.18 $0.75 57%

Lennar Corp. Class A US:LEN $0.79 $0.61 30%

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. US:GS $1.98 $4.10 -52%

Yahoo Inc. US:YHOO -$0.02 $0.26 N/A

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. US:BBBY $0.93 $0.93 0%

Netflix Inc. US:NFLX $0.06 $0.16 -63%

Monsanto Co. US:MON $2.39 $1.62 48%

Darden Restaurants Inc. US:DRI $0.82 $0.65 26%

Constellation Brands Class A US:STZ $1.18 $0.92 28%

Source: FactSet

There were two negative aspects to Apple’s earnings announcement that caused some analysts and investors to lose faith. Apple provided guidance, saying it expected sales for its fiscal fourth quarter to range between $49 billion and $51 billion. That was below the consensus estimate of $51.13 billion, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, before Apple’s announcement.

Sales of “only” $49 billion would represent a year-over-year increase of 16%, less impressive growth than Apple registered in the fiscal third quarter. Then again, during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2014, Apple increased sales by 12%. Apple’s sales tend to be much stronger in the first two fiscal quarters because new iPhone models are released in the fall.

Read:The message for bulls in Apple’s earnings (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-message-for-bulls-in-apples-earnings-2015-07-22)

There was plenty of negative reaction in the media to the sales guidance. Articles featured quotes from analysts saying Apple’s sales are slowing. That’s misleading. Maybe the pace of sales growth is slowing, but nobody expects the company’s quarterly sales to decline from a year earlier.

Another irritation for investors was Apple’s cagey comments about sales of the new Apple Watch (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-hurts-itself-by-hiding-apple-watch-sales-2015-07-21). In the earnings release, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company was “incredibly excited” about the watch. That’s it. During the earnings conference call, he said quite a bit about various ways customers have been using the watch, and that sales had accounted for “well over 100%” of growth in revenue from “other products.” That category, which includes Apple TV, Beats Electronics, the iPod and the Apple Watch, posted a sales increase of 49% to $2.64 billion.

Read:Apple stock downgraded on China demand concerns (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-stock-downgraded-on-china-demand-concerns-2015-07-22)

Cook said the company’s decision not to release sales data for the watch was “not a matter of not being transparent, it was a matter of not giving our competition insight [into] a product that we’ve worked really hard on.” That’s a type of statement that really irks investors. It’s difficult to understand how providing sales figures would have given much “insight” to competitors, unless it would have discouraged them from competing in the smart watch business.

He added that “sales of the Watch did exceed our expectations and they did so despite supply still trailing demand at the end of the quarter,” and that “the Apple Watch sell-through was higher than the comparable launch periods of the original iPhone or the original iPad.”

So Cook seems hopeful about the long-term prospects for the Apple Watch, despite the perception that demand is weak. It’s possible that the Apple Watch won’t become a popular product, and that would be alarming to investors because of its major rollout this year. But as we have seen with Amazon.com (AMZN), which was forced to announce a $170 million write-down on its failed Fire Phone, a large company developing new technology can recover quickly. Amazon’s stock has soared 57% this year.

On a brighter note, Apple grew sales in China by 112% to $13 billion and said emerging markets contributed 35% of its total revenue. It was also interesting to see a 9% increase in Mac computer unit sales, with Mac revenue also rising by 9% to $6.03 billion. It’s a tall order to increase PC sales these days.

Apple’s stock

Apple’s stock closed at $125.22 on Wednesday. It was trading for 13.8 times the consensus 2015 EPS estimate of $9.08, according to analysts polled by FactSet. What makes Apple look even more attractive, by this measure, is the fact that analysts expect earnings per share for the S&P 500, excluding the beleaguered energy sector, to rise by 4.5%, according to S&P Capital IQ. That’s a decent figure, but it pales in comparison with Apple’s 45% EPS increase.

Apple’s earnings per share jumped 45%, and net income rose 38%. The difference is explained by the buybacks, which reduced the company’s diluted share count by 5% from a year earlier. During the first three quarters of fiscal 2015, Apple bought back $22 billion worth of shares, but its cash and marketable securities rose to a record 202.8 billion.

There’s been a lot of discussion recently about how buybacks might amount to “financial engineering,” especially if a company is buying back shares at high prices, or if the buybacks simply counter the dilution caused by stock-based compensation to executives (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-you-can-do-about-obscenely-high-executive-pay-2015-07-16), or if the money might be better spent on business expansion. But those arguments don’t mean much in the case of Apple, whose cash is piling up.

Though Apple’s stock is depressed, it is nonetheless an incredible bargain.

-Philip van Doorn; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

RELATED: It’s too soon to abandon the Apple ship, analysts say (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-too-soon-to-abandon-the-apple-ship-analysts-say-2015-07-22)

RELATED: First downgrade of Apple after earnings (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-stock-downgraded-on-china-demand-concerns-2015-07-22)

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July 23, 2015 11:07 ET (15:07 GMT)

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It’s Your Money Honey

July 21, 2015

Hey guys! Just coming back to normal routine and so sorry I had to miss out updating my blog. I tweet and post updates on Facebook so Like our Page HighHeeledTraders.com so you can have these critical timely updates. I know,,, there was that whole Greek drama and that’s all done and dusted, the US Fed rate rise meetings and what not. Here we have just started the new quarter’s earnings season especially for the US Market and already we are seeing new highs. Very promising.

Last weekend I was in the Money Summit and Wealth Expo 2015 in Manila and was very happy to see old faces — those who have attended my seminars before — and meet new people who share the same passion I have — financial freedom. I wasn’t able to stay on for the mentoring session but here are the videos I have put together to answer some questions that I frequently get.

I mentioned especially about Long-Term Investing, and why, you should rethink this strategy if you currently believe in it. I mentioned in my presentation that “Money does not work for you, YOU work for you.” You have to be in control, you have to make brave decisions and calculated risks — when your performance relying on “long term investing” is not meeting your goals. OK, I will tell you why people “like” “long-term” investing — it’s because it seems to guarantee success. When really, “long-term” is nothing but a reference to time. Many say they’d buy this XYZ stock to hold for the long-term (with smile on their faces), but what if that XYZ stock is Nokia or Kodak — hugely successful but sadly now just icons of the past. Alright, my recommendation then is to keep learning, keep monitoring, keep improving, what you focus on expands. It’s your money, honey!

Email me at charmel@highheeledtraders.com for any more questions, and watch out for my upcoming workshops on September 19, 2015 for the Low-Risk High-Reward Investing Workshop…. Early Bird rate is 2000 … Regular rate 3000 … reply to Learning Curve to register, more details to follow…. Meantime, take note of these videos on how you can be more successful in investing. Enjoy!

Long-Term Investing
Basic Rule in Forming a Capital
On Following Experts
Peso / Dollar Cost Averaging

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Monday, a holiday in the US, I said to basically SELL given the rate hike outlook, and I’m moving to cash, Tuesday, you know what happened, all hell broke loose and stocks slid way down. Wednesday, I looked at that floor and thought that is way too low way too soon so I figured there will be a rebound (not even knowing the supposed progress on Greece). Anyway, I was nursing a cold and needed a rest, only to find that I was right about the rebound. So here I am, Thursday, battling a self-imposed embargo on trading. Mentally, I just can’t stay away. As it is my routine, I’d check the market news, as well as the prices of the stocks down to plotting Support and Resistance. The only thing I haven’t done is the “by the book” procedure which gets me unsettled because then I’d be reminded of the many things I have to do in moving house!

Anyway, I want to share to you that there is indication of a mild and tender end to May. After what looks like a pullback today (after the excitement of buying activity yesterday), we are getting the GDP reading tomorrow (Friday) and there is a -.8 consensus as tracked by Bloomberg. What that means is instead of growing, the economy is slowing. Not good in the usual swing of things, but with a rate hike on the line, the “bad news is good news” seems to dictate on the market. Let’s think about it for a second — with interest rate happening, it will boost the US dollar against the other major currencies, the US dollar is already making oil cheaper (a good thing), and letting people pay less for most imports (a good thing) thereby letting them build up savings or pay down debt (generally a good thing). That’s why the “bad news” is good news … we can stay in the sweet spot where we are now. Which means no interest rate hike.

The Fed officials though obviously want to raise rates. But if the world is still at its slow growth or no growth cycle — it may just not happen. The Greece thing is of course a distraction but who wants a crisis right now? I think the solution will come. So it looks like there will be wilder volatility if not unseasonably higher markets upon us, because the manufacturing / jobs / employment reports are out next week then we have the Fed June meeting. Don’t believe me, just watch.

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Dash to Cash

May 25, 2015

May is usually that dreaded month that selling happens but as I pointed out in my last post you could still wait until the Fed announcement or that major company (like Walmart) has given report of their earnings, and with that the earnings season has come to an end. Major indices have reached record highs and my reading is that it is not going to continue soon after. Maybe after this week when the GDP figure is announced on Friday that will convince people to either buy or sell more. I am likely to stay out of the market as I am moving house and so many things on my mind, so I am in cash already.

If you need to be convinced that the highs are petering out, look at gold, starting to go down below the 1200 level and Goldman Sachs projecting about the strength of the US dollar given the interest rate outlook in this article. The strong USD was a major dent to overseas profits of big companies like Microsoft and Pepsi. GDP number was very weak the last quarter owing to the bad weather but we already know most of the economic reports on manufacturing, housing, even consumer were weak so it may not be a big mover of the market anymore.

About Greece, it seems that people are shrugging it off already, but as the markets have reached record highs, I wouldn’t hazard big positions on the market in case it just doesn’t go right. (Things can quickly go to poo when that happens! )

Anyway for a piece of good news, the European economies are getting better and getting a boost with the ECB plan to even advance their bond buying, so there are opportunities if you know which way the money goes that I discuss extensively in my Low-Risk High-Reward Stocks Investing workshop – coming soon in webinar format! Email me at charmel@highheeledtraders.com to register your interest and get my proven insights.

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Wobbling Ahead

May 9, 2015

Sell in May … but not yet! This week’s roller coaster ride in the stockmarket is a practice run. When the market started to fall steeply last Tuesday, I was there watching it. But like that day, the falls were so quick and steep, I thought, what to do for the whole day? Something tells me that sell-off was a case of “sell now and ask questions later” and there’s going to be some smart buyers snapping up bargains and they did. That’s giving some perspective in this whole sell off. Of course, like what I teach in the Low-Risk High-Reward Stock Investing workshops, there is a reason big money moves around and that happened this week. Bonds, another asset class was getting sold, so the panic is slipping over to stocks with profits being taken, to go out and dive in another day. Bonds issue receded and the bargain hunting is on! Jobs data was good but wages are still low so it is a good cocktail for interest rates on hold for a few more months.

Now looking at next week, there isn’t a major economic report for Monday and Tuesday and all up to earnings. The expectation is low for most of the companies so it is potentially an easy task to report profits. Which reminds me to say, since the earnings are still rolling in, especially for the retail / consumer-related sectors, which are expected to have benefitted from the lower oil prices and higher dollar’s purchasing power. So if you still have your stocks, weigh your risks and to me it is looking like there is still some upside on the market. ( I would give that selloff a hold for a few more days 🙂 maybe even after big Dow component Walmart reports on the 19th.

Meantime, let’s enjoy the low-interest rate environment, it is impossible to stay as low as it is.
Here’s the Impossible Dream ….

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Numbers Game

May 5, 2015

Billionaire fund managers are starting to come out with the dire predictions that bubbles are going to burst especially for those high flying stocks like biotech and social media (Why Twitter is even valued at the billions at all escapes me!) Anyway, they point to the rate rise that is sure to come this year, maybe as soon as June. I think many are going to be led to the same belief, and I am nearly about to agree, but not yet. Corporate earnings are not as dismal as we were led to expect, and as far as timing goes, we are still working through the earnings, so, me thinks, at least in the next week or so, the bull still got legs, just be careful not to tripped up with those overvalued companies.

So imagine if these undervalued companies (PE below 17) gets even more cheaper!
Here they are from last business day’s close
JPM (JP Morgan) PE is 11.66
XOM (Exxon Mobile) PE is 13.34
WFC (Wells Fargo) PE is 13.48
INTC (Inte ) PE is 14.19
AAPL (Apple) PE is 15.94

If you notice, we have come away from the steep oil price declines, so the feared job losses and investment loss is at least going to help sentiment in that industry. Looking back at the last few months when oil reached hysterical lows, the economy chugged along and it really didn’t help that much so, investment managers keen to pick up bargains will push the prices up once more and there’s a buying opportunity.

This week, the jobs numbers will be reported and it will probably show better numbers with the better weather. Will that mean better stock performance? Likely, it will be choppy. What I’ve observed is that the bad news gets greeted with more buying and good numbers inspire quick selling. No one wants to be left behind with a high-priced stock. In a little while, sell in May is under way.


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Fed Up

April 30, 2015

Now it makes sense! The Fed has been talking up the economy so it could raise rates… eventually. The GDP number last quarter revealed the obvious, the US economy’s growth has been weak weak weak. But of course, to say they will raise rates does not mean they will raise it quickly, they just kind of want to. Just because.

Well I think they shouldn’t really. Consumers who have been signalling confidence for at least the last year have been indicating weakness, and honestly I am surprised they are saving more than shopping! hahaha But, we all learn lessons (from taking too much debt) and it’s as good a time as any. America has changed!

So what’s the deal, oils stocks down, biotech and tech stocks were being sold for profits but — well some are still good. AAPL provided fantastic earnings report but stock is downl… now the PE is around 16, looking like a bargain. So don’t despair, once the investor’s sentiment has improved (there’s a chance with the jobless claims report ) there’s your buying opportunity.

By the way, I post my quick thoughts, tips and insights in my FB pages so if you have not done so, please like our page! https://www.facebook.com/highheeledtraders?ref=hl

Workshop has concluded last weekend and it was a fantastic learning experience. Thank you all for your contributions and keep checking your inbox for emails from our organizers Learning Curve.


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Long-term investing is popular, but does it work? When I started to invest, my primary objective is to get out of the “rat race” — waking up, going to work, eating, sleeping and do it all over again. I had a very good job in IT back then, but we have to work long hours, often having to meet deadlines (like, yesterday!) so the stress has affected my health, I couldn’t fall pregnant for 4 years! That clear objective helped to shape my strategy thus I avoided “long-term investing” and instead went for income investing where I make sure I have money coming in monthly, make sure that I grow my capital and skillset steadily, which lets me invest more and increase that income! The best part, with the skillset, you can even get to use “other people’s money” — yes the banks or brokers let you invest with “margin or a loan”. The goal has always been to replace my income from my job and have more time to raise my children and other projects I want for myself.

You see, it all starts with desire. What do you want in your life, most brokers or “stock investing education” neglect this part of investing education because well, they just don’t have to. It’s beyond what makes money for them … AHA!!! (All they have to do is make you buy or sell and they make money either way — they don’t have to bother!). Yes, sadly …. this is why I share about goal-setting, which is the reason why you are investing in the first place. Oh yes, sounds simple ,,, but no! Done haphazardly, it’s not going to get you anywhere. “I want to make a lot of money” is not only vague but after a while, it does not motivate you anymore.

GOAL-SETTING is discussed in my workshop. “Low-Risk High-Reward Investing Workshop”
happening on April 25. For many, vague goals are stopping them from making more profits, they can be “psychological barriers” that you may not even be aware of, so join our workshop to get clarity on this!

Here it is again “Low-Risk High-Reward Investing Workshop”
There will be webinar version of this for people who can’t make it to the site. Keep posted and email me at charmel@highheeledtraders.com for details.

In goal-setting – we start by doing an inventory.
> Where are you right now — assess your current financial standing : assets, income, debts
> How much capital do you have available, a portion of that for risking eg, 100,000 total capital to be spent but 20,000 only for risking (amount you can afford to lose)
> What are your skills? Are you computer literate, good in math, what industry do you understand or are you interested in? (technology, finance, industrial, mining etc)
> How much time do you have for studying, creating your business plan, timeframe you want to invest, monitoring your investments
> What is your temperament – are you action-oriented, do you like to think and ponder about things, take things slow.

The beauty of investing is that it can be done in a way that suits you. In the book “Market Wizards” all these traders cite different strategie but the singular thing that works is that “they invest as it fits them”

Goal-setting is your compass, your GPS (and soon to be Apple Watch! 🙂 ) , it basically gives you direction on your trading. Avoiding the wrong path so to speak. Make sure you make the right moves. Without the goal/s you will be led by anything that, suggested frequently enough will make you think that is the norm or only way to do things. Your goal is ultimately what you want in your life that makes you happy and productive. So think long and hard about that. Get into the details ,,, what you can see in your future, taste and smell!

Meantime, here’s my video on my take on Long-term Investing. Enjoy!

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That popular stock or even AAPL you bought may have been sagging with the market last week. How are you feeling? I wasn’t happy about it but thank goodness I was busy last weekend with a class reunion and a road trip with my kids, I come into the week with a fresh perspective… looking at my investing at a different angle. One of the keys to investing is to know when you are WRONG about the trade or the investment, meaning the investment is not working out. Yes, one of the pitfalls of investors is to insist upon the market what they think is right. It’s painful to admit you are wrong, but to take the “pain” away, know that the market will do whatever it wants to do, and it’s best to just get out if your maximum allowable loss or “stop” is reached.

On my side, my different perspective on my investing is to do more of the position-trading style (that I’ve been doing for years) instead of purely day trading which I thought I’d do since it’s summer vacation from school. I’ve been much more successful with the short-term (2days to 1 month) timeframe and definitely fits my lifestyle as a mom. So AAPL sagged last week, if I was day-trading I would have to cut the loss on it several times, but with position trading which has a wider stop, it’s more relaxed, I slept while the stock was down and woke up at an advantage.

Volatility is definitely in season, so keep in tune with the market and know how to manage your risks to make a better investment decision. Many point to the Europe distress over Greece however the market has started getting Earnings reports in the US and many read it as positive in the wake of banking stocks reported better earnings. The economic reports so far point to a not-so-hot-not-so-cold “goldilocks” economy. So there’s definitely the interpretation that there won’t be a rush to raise interest rates. Of course we have no control over how other investors would react, and that is why we need to focus on managing our risk. I will be focusing on this topic in the “Low-Risk High-Reward Investing Workshop” that I will be leading on Saturday April 25. Details here.

I will be holding a webinar version of this since many are moms and it is best where they can learn at their own time and comfort of their homes. So do watch out for that.

I will also be a speaker at an invitation-only event organized by the Philippine Stock Exchange in May, so keep posted I may be able to bring some of you as my guest.

Meanwhile, here again is the link to my workshop “Low- Risk High-Reward Investing Workshop” where you can get cutting-edge market ideas to give you a different angle that produces results.

Get a new perspective


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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and me really do have a lot in common :). We think along the same lines. She did her last catwalk last night and it was great to read about why.


“I don’t see how to continue (modeling on the catwalk) … and stopping will leave room for other projects I have for myself. Automatically my body tells me if what I do is worth it, and it asked to stop. I respect my body, it’s a privilege to be able to stop,” Bundchen explained in the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper interview. (Article here) She “has said she wants to spend more time with her family.”

For me, as I’ve been doing more trading in the US markets which is night-time in my side of the world, I was working along the schedule of my children’s schooling. Now that they’re in their summer vacation, I thought it’s time for me to step up and do the “all-nighter” trading that I was envisioning will capture more opportunities, hence more profits. I made it a priority. However, my body had other ideas. Much as I tried to reserve my energy and eat healthily, I just feel that sleepiness catches up with me and I may stay up till 1pm but not successfully making the decisions that need to be done because my mind’s reaction time is just not up to it.

And PLEASE, don’t binge on sugary food, softdrinks and coffee to stay “alert” .., chemically, sugar is glucose, when the glucose level rises in the body too quickly, the pancreas secretes insulin, which then drops the glucose level. This insulin makes the muscles absorb the glucose faster. So excess sugar is absorbed quickly by the muscles, and converted by the liver, leaving no energy source to your brain. Google might not have told you that!

It also meant, I wake up later than my children (and my son is an early riser, fends for himself, eating cereal or bread and plays computer games!) I also get easily cranky. So my soul is suffering, because instead of nurturing them lovingly, there was a lot more “tough love” (LOL). OK so that didn’t go well, and I knew that it was wrong “trading plan” for me, I had to, as Giselle said, respect my body and spend my time with my children, who give me the greatest joy and inspiration. Investing profits were also minimal because I was prone to making mistakes, becoming too stressed out and mentally sluggish. Not happy!

I began to concentrate on the early / opening times for trading which for 2 hours or so provides me enough opportunity and profit anyway to keep on doing this business. The schedule and activities is just a better fit and enables peak performance. As Dr. Van Tharp’s research has proven “trade as it fits you”, so trade with your body and soul in mind.

Happiness and abundance!




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