Sunday, August 26, 2007

Smoking is no longer smart

I smoked because it was smart. I gave up for the same reason.

Smoking is no longer smart. All our ministers are smart. None of them smoke.

Cigarettes are slow poisonous drugs. They kill you slowly. Medical science has proved beyond doubt that smoking weakens your immune system. It is a cause of erectile dysfunction. It also adversely affects your heart, irritates your throat and eyes and causes insomnia as well.

It is not difficult to give up smoking once you realize how much pain and sufferings you will have to endure when some chronic diseases finally catches up with you because of smoking.

The moment you light up, you are actually burning cash. If your smoking habit causes you RM8 per day, you have to spend RM2,920 per year. At the interest rate of 3.1% p.a., to earn
RM2,920 per year, you need to have RM94,193! This means that the moment you give up smoking, you have got yourself a profit for that figure. Think about it.

Other than this, your health will improve, your food will taste better, your libido will be boosted and you will enjoy better relationship with your spouse. Your friends will congratulate you; your family will rejoice with you.

You don’t want your children to smoke. Right? Why encourage them by your own action? To stop smoking, change your mentality. Realize how much you can save in terms of cash and how much healthier you will be once you drop the habit. For those who wish to give up smoking, there is no better time than now. Just say, “I can and I will." Remember, smoking is no longer smart.

Be healthy, be smart, be a non-smoker.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Which way the market now?

Upper most in the minds of most must be the question: “How much more will the subprime mortgage crisis hurt Bursa?" Obviously, there were some panic sales last Friday when the KLCI plummeted from an intraday high of 1218.8 to a low of 1141.5 before closing at 1191.5 with good volume. Those who had bought at the panic sales would have made some fast buck.

The Dow closed at 13,079, up 233 points. This couple with KLCI‘s off-low closing is likely to bring some cheers to the local burse, come Monday morning. We will have to wait to see whether it will be a flash in the pan. My reading of the chart is there will be resistance at 1214 points.

According to Prudential Fund Management Bhd, the subprime market stands at US$1.2 trillion out of a total US real estate market of US$17 trillion. Since when have the US hedge funds started their global sell-off? How much have they sold what they have to sell? If these hedge funds have to continue to sell their overseas investments to bring money home to face the credit crunch, more downslide will continue after some feeble rallies.

US have always emerged stronger after every crisis. This one will be no exception. Those who have plenty of cash in hand can start their bargain hunting. Look for sound solid companies that are cash rich, high dividend yielding with good prospective earnings. If you wish to play penny stocks, remember that low price is not cheap price.

As usual, this blog disclaims all liability for its comments.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

PPerdana (5117), one that goes against the bearish sentiment

Amid bearish sentiment PPerdana (PP) jumped 38 sen to close at 3.28 yesterday. Demand for the stock is reflected in the long white candle with good volume.

This 50 sen par value counter has just changed controlling interest. E & O has sold its 50.6% stake to Swan Symphony sb (SS) at 2.90 per share.

SS is 51% owned by Abu Dhabi-Kuwait-Malaysian Investment Corp and 49% owned by Autron Investment.

Presently PP is a small-cap company. As at March 31, 2007, the number of shares issued stands at 135,002k. It has a clean balance sheet and excellent management.

The company is in its infancy of being transformed into a construction giant. A buy and hold strategy will probably turn out to be beneficial. To read more, click here.

As usual, you buy and sell at your own risk.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Crime Prevention at Home


Fantastic Personal Security Idea

A Simple and Easy Task for our Safety. (tips from Bukit Aman)

Next time you come home for the night and before you put your keys away, think of this :

It's a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation.

Start keeping your car keys next to your bed on the night stand before you go to rest.

If you think someone is trying to get into your house, or if you hear a noise outside your house, just press the alarm button on the remote controller of your car.....

Test it! It should be triggered on almost when you press in
everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your
battery runs down or until you reset it.

If your car alarm is activated when someone is trying to break in your

house, odds are the burglar or rapist won't stick around.....after a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won't want that.
Try yours to make sure it works before you rely on it. Just know that you must press the alarm button again to turn it off.

And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car at the carpark in the evening or while you are alone. The alarm can work the same way there.....

This is something that should really be shared with everyone.

Maybe it could save a life or from a sex abuse.

So put those car keys & remote controller on the night table now!
Or if you're at work, forward this message to your home so that you will remember to do this tonight when you get home. Let the rest of the family know about this too.

Someone known as CG posted the above message to me. I think the idea is excellent.
Thanks, CG.

Saturday, August 04, 2007