Monday, August 10, 2009

Whither the market now?

Looks like the market will not reverse any time now. If history is any guide, it's odds on that the market will go on from strength to strength. New birds are probably waiting in the wings. Once these newbies come into the market in droves, completely convinced, that "this time it's different," will the market reverse direction. Presently the market is firmly embedded in an uptrend. A glance at the chart will quickly confirm this.
The market is strongest at or near the top, so the saying goes. Today's volume is less than 1.3 billion. This is a far cry from the historic high of more than 4.2 billion shares traded in a single day. The majority of investors and speculators are still not convinced that this market is sustainable. Beaten by the bears of yesteryear, they are still controlled by fear. But as the market gathers momentum positively, this fear will soon give way to greed. When that happens, the market will explode to the upside. All hell will break lose and cautious will be thrown to the wind. Rises will be phenomenal and the next day taken as a certainty of more rises. Everywhere people will be talking about the market. From shoeshine boys and ice cream sellers to company executives and business tycoons, their topic will be the stock market. This will then be a sure sign that the market is coming to an end.
Savvy investors will sense this as a golden opportunity to sell and unload their shares as quickly as possible. The naive and the not-so-experienced will rush in to buy. At the most unexpected moment, the market will reverse. Suddenly, there are no more buyers. Prices will retreat at an alarming rate and soon the market will be back to square one. By then millions and millions of shares would have changed hands. The smart laugh all the way to the banks while unintelligent ones are left holding the "babies".
The stock market is not the place for you to have fun. You need to know fundamental and technical analysis if you want to have any chance to come out unscathed in this jungle where survival is of the fittest.
Good luck.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Different colors mean different things

I have a friend, who shall be nameless for obvious reasons as I love her dearly. This friends favourite colour is red. Her car is red, flowers in her garden are red, she wears red, her lipstick is red. Need I say more – everything is red. She is a go-getter and the speed with which she embraces life is past the speed limit. So recently I was very interested to read on how wearing certain colours can reflect our mood.

We do react to colour, and scientists have ascertained that each colour transmits a unique message to the brain which impacts our moods in different ways. Consider the list of colours below and consider how your own clothes and decor can enhance particular moods.


Red is a stimulating and energizing colour. It also enhances self-assurance; what woman in a fiery red dress doesn’t exude confidence. Red will produce an illusion of fantasy. It can promote opposition in others ( you have been warned) If you want to be attention-getting, feel powerful and dominate – wear red. The colour also symbolizes love. It is a hot and passionate color. Red is said to increase the appetite, so you may want to keep it out of the dining room unless you’re having a dinner party. In the bedroom, red light helps sexual activity, and could lead to active nights.


To wear yellow will rejuvenate and balance the mind. It wipes out the feeling of heaviness and oppression. Yellow is a sunny and reflective and is a pensive colour. It will lift ones mood to be positive and optimistic.


This is also the colour of love. It is perhaps a little less serious and a little more fun. Wear it to lift your love life. Orange is a very high energy colour imparting boldness and distinction. Is about being different. Like red and yellow, orange is stimulating. It is an antidepressant and also stimulates the mind. Anyone with a desire to sharpen and add focus and purpose to their life can do with a little orange. ( It is potent, do not add too much)


Green is relaxing and tranquil to the eyes. It reduces stress and brings a feeling of tranquility. It presents natural healing and balance. Wear it to inspire harmony in others and restore your energy. It is the second most popular color. Green is symbolic of faithfulness and unity and hope. It is quick to help others even at their own expense. It represents dependability and tactfulness.


The colour pink is trendy. Its a girly color and is a symbol of innocence and beauty. Pink has a soothing effect. It also speaks of pure love. It is a romantic color, while red is hot and passionate. It also is bright, vibrant, a strong and healthy color.


Blue relaxes muscles, lowers blood pressure and was found to have a calming effect on hyperactive children. Blue causes a slight psychological change which results in people feeling less hungry. I don’t think you could call it a weight loss program though. Blue is also regarded to be effective for increasing wisdom energy. It is the color of peace, tranquility and is excellent in increasing spiritual meditation and healing.


Purple balances the mind, brings serenity and combats fear. It’s connected with psychic powers and helps wake up that aspect. Its also the colour that speaks of royalty. Purple stands out in a crowd.

In conclusion; consider the colours you are wearing – maybe you can create the mood you want to reflect. The chose is yours!

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Lynn Zingel is the author and editor of Here you will find words of encouragement, inspiration, and challenge to change/ whatever you focus your mind upon

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Tongue twisters

Tongue Twisters are great for your tongue-twisting exercise. Below are some for you to try.

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

I see a sea down by the seashore.
But which sea do you see down by the seashore?

If you notice this notice,
you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

If you understand, say ""understand"".
If you don't understand, say ""don't understand"".
But if you understand and say ""don't understand"".
how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?

Love's a feeling you feel when you feel
you're going to feel the feeling you've never felt before.

If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?

How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?

A fly and flea flew into a flue,
said the fly to the flea 'what shall we do?'
'let us fly' said the flea
said the fly 'shall we flee'
so they flew through a flaw in the flue.

If Kantie can tie a tie and untie a tie,
why can't I tie a tie and untie a tie like Kantie can.

Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells.

You can't can cans as well as a canner cans for the cans a canner cans are the best cans.