The Trading Floor - December 2013

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    DMA... this is EXACTLY like cash account. You can queue to BUY or SELL.
    Or if you dont want to wait, you can sell to the buyers at the current BUY price or buy from the sellers at the current SELL price.
    A DMA ticket looks like this...


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    This ticket... you will see ONLY DURING MARKET HOURS. Outside market hours, this ticket will never appear. Becoz it is a DMA ticket.
    DMA means Direct Market Access. So the market must be open to have this ticket to get direct access to the market.
    Look at the yop right hand corner of the DMA Ticket. You see OTC button there? If you click on it, this ticket will change into a Deal Ticket.
    It looks like this...


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    This Deal Ticket will show you what is the current BUY and SELL prices in the market. When the prices change in the cash market,
    the prices on your Deal Ticket will change too. If you click "BUY", you are buying at the price stated in the box. Click "SELL" and you
    are selling or shortselling at the price in the box.

    Next, do you see a "Force Open box" on the next line below the prices? That's the box you need to check if you want to force open
    a position to do a hedge without closing your existing trade.

    Now look at the top right hand corner of the Deal Ticket...below the DMA and OTC buttons......do you see "Order To Open" ?
    If you click on Order To Open, your Deal Ticket will change to this...


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    Just click on Direction....to buy or to sell.... and select.
    Then key in your price.....Order Level.
    And the quantity......Size.

    This ticket is available during market hours as well as off market hours.
    If you key in an order using this Order To Open ticket, you do NOT join the queue in the cash market.
    When your stock hits the price of your order, your order is triggered meaning IG will consider whether to fill your order.
    It is at IG's discretion.
    But once the price in the cash market has reached your order price, IG is obliged to fill your order. In such circumstances, there is no
    discretion anymore. IG must fill your order as it will otherwise be unfair. What is "has reached your order price", I will explain with
    illustration below.

    Say your Order To Open ticket contains an order to BUY at 3.01.....if in the cash market, the stock is trading at 3.00 : 3.01, then the
    cash market has reached your order price. In the cash market, people are selling at your price. No reason why IG shouldnt fill up your order.

    If your Order To Open ticket contains an order to SELL at 3.01....if in the cash market, the stock is trading at 3.01 : 3.02, that means people
    in the cash market are buying at the price you wish to sell. No reason for IG not to fill up your SELL order at 3.01.
     
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    When you have been in this game long enough, you will come to learn that momentum is a force you must respect and harness
    its power to make it work for you. If you are shepherding one sheep, you can tie a leash around its neck and make it follow you
    and becoz there is only one sheep, you can change direction at will at the drop of a hat including to take sharp left or right turns
    or even to make an about turn. And you will be able to get your one sheep to change direction as per your will instantly. But if you
    alone are shepherding a flock of say, 500 sheep, can you change direction at will instantly? When a flock of 500 sheep is on the
    move, there is a momentum. To change direction requires alot more time. It is alot alot easier to simply go with the momentum and
    continue on the same course until you have reached your destination. Likewise, if you are a retail trader playing with small lots, it
    is easy for you to buy and sell. But if you are a monkey and your plan is to push the price from Point A to Point B and to do that, you
    will be trading anything from 50,000 shares to 100,000 shares or more. With that kind of volume, you cant suka suka change direction
    at your whim and fancy. To achieve your objective, you will have to stay in the same primary direction and move your flock of sheep
    using the momentum you have started at Point A and stay with it right until you reach Point B. Which is why when you trade a stock
    which has a monkey in the driver' s seat, your No. 1 task is to ascertain what is the primary direction of the monkey. Once you have
    figured that out, you will dare to Ka Ka Hoot.
     
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    HI Guys,

    Something has happened. And it concerns all of us here.
    This morning, I received a PM from Admin of SJ.
    This is what it says...

    Hi,

    The Trading Floor thread has been flagged out by Google for having inappropriate adult content. Hence, ShareJunction has
    recieved a warning from Google and our ad serving has been affected by this.

    Please refrain from posting inappropriate adult content on the forum. For your attention and cooperation.

    Admin

    I then sought clarification from Admin...

    Dear Admin,

    So sorry about that.

    Please advise whether the adult content refers to pictures or words. I am curious as to how it works. What is it that we do at
    the forum which triggers the attention of GOOGLE? I need to know this so that I know what not to do in order not to fall within
    GOOGLE' s definition of adult content.

    Thanks for your understanding and assistance.

    Admin replied within minutes...

    At this time, we believe the warning is mainly triggered by the images. However, risque textual input may also trigger warnings too.

    And my reply...

    Dear Admin,

    Thanks for the clarification.
    I will inform users of The Trading Floor thread about this.
    And we will " make adjustments" to tone down things a little.
    Please keep us posted if there is any further development from GOOGLE' s side.
    And we hope you do understand that it is kind of hard for us to comply with GOOGLE' s definition of " inappropriate adult content"
    if we do not know what it is. We are naughty and playful but we don' t post images containing nudity.
    Thanks again.

    ------------------------------------------

    So there you have it.

    So as I understand it, Admin of SJ is not the one who is KPKB-ing about what is posted here. It is GOOGLE. Apparently, GOOGLE will
    not allow their ads to appear in sites which contains " inappropriate adult content" . We all know nudity and pornography are inappropriate
    adult content. But probably these two categories are not all to it. GOOGLE' s definition is wider than that. That' s why our thread has been
    flagged. And its kinda tough to know what not to say if you dont have a list of words which are deemed " inappropriate adult content" .

    So guys, let' s be a little more creative in the way we write. For starters, we can say teets instead of er....(you all know what). [​IMG]
    And say Cume or Com instead of you all know what.

    Let' s see how it goes.
    Thanks guys.
     
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    Recent Lows of Musketeers


    Counter..... AUG LOW...JUL LOW...JUN LOW...MAY LOW

    CCT..............1.69 ............1.65 ...........1.61 ..........1.68
    CMT..............2.13 ............2.02 ..........2.00 ..........2.05
    Suntec..........1.83 ............1.71...........1.63 ..........1.75
    Ascendas......2.71.............2.60...........2.57...........2.62
     
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    If you are young and you are the type who Chiak Bay Pwee one...you can eat what you want whenever you want and yet your
    weight remains about the same, good for you. But this wont last forever. I know becoz I was like that too. For months, every
    nite I ate one packet of Hor Fun at about midnite and went to sleep and yet my weight never went up. Why I ate Hor Fun at
    midnite every nite was becoz my neighbour worked for a Chze Char stall at a nearby coffeeshop and she gets to bring back
    a packet of noodles after work. As she didnt need supper, she brought it back nightly for me.

    As we age, our metabolism slows down and for the majority of us, our level of physical exertion also lessen. So we pretty much
    dont burn off even a fraction of what we eat let alone all that we eat. Hence, over time, we gain weight and for men, we find our
    waistline adding an extra inch every 6 months or every year whilst for women, you find that your butt is growing and you wish
    your boobs will do that instead.

    Those of you who think that exercise is the key to losing weight, you will be disappointed to learn that just to maintain your weight
    let alone lose weight, the amount of exercise you have to do per day is so much that it is humanly impossible for almost all of us.
    To burn off all the calories from a plate of chicken rice, you need to do brisk walk for about 2 hours continuously or alternatively,
    jog for an hour non-stop. And to burn off the calories from one plate of Char Kway Teow, you need to walk 3 laps around the whole
    of Marina Bay, or about 15 km in distance. Some food contain lesser calories and some food contain even higher calories than
    Chicken Rice or Char Kway Teow. So let's average it out and say for someone who typically eats 3 meals per day, he will have to
    jog 3 hours per day or brisk walk for 6 hours per day in order to burn off all of what he eats. How is that ever going to be possible?
    So if we cant do enough exercise to burn off what we eat daily, the only solution is to eat less and watch what we eat. Eat less can
    be to eat lesser meals per day as well as to eat a smaller portion when we eat. Watch what we eat means to avoid eating food which
    are high in calories and this mean food which are high in sugar or fat.

    When we eat, proteins and minerals do not make us gain weight. But carbohydrates (or carbs for short) do. Carbs when broken
    down by the body to its basic element, is essentially sugar. So rice and french fries may appear as staple food which helps to give
    us that satisfying "full" feeling. But to our bodies, rice and french fries are basically sugar. Plus fat owing to the way french fries
    is cooked.

    When we consume food high in carbs, we are consuming sugar. The body converts the calories in sugar to generate energy to
    power the organic functions in our body and for physical activity. The more physical activity we have, the more sugar is converted
    to provide energy to fuel our physical activity. Whatever sugar is not required is converted by our body into fat and stored under
    our skin. And that's how we gain weight.

    So to lose weight, just do the math. Create a calorie deficit in our daily food intake. Men need about 1800 calories per day and
    women need 1200. If we consume less calories than we need each day, the body will take our fat stored under the skin to make
    energy to make up for that deficit. And we will lose weight.

    Which is why if you continue to eat in exactly the same way as you have been doing and you start exercising, you wont lose weight.
    But even without exercising, if you eat 2 meals a day instead of 3 and you eat a simple sandwich meal or oat meal with fruits and a
    hot drink for lunch and you reduce your dinner meal portion by one-third, you will lose weight. The key to losing weight is to create
    a calorie deficit in your diet, not exercise. Becoz if you eat in exactly the same way you have been doing in terms of frequency and
    portion, the exercise which you can humanly do per day will not be enough to burn what you eat, let alone burn the excess fat you
    have under your skin.

    Reducing your food intake requires alot alot of discipline and willpower. We love to eat becoz eating is enjoyable and pleasurable.
    So basically, what you need to do is to suppress what you enjoy doing --- to eat. Which is what makes it so difficult. But it can be
    done if you have the determination to lose weight. And that motivation can be in the form of simply wanting to look good in clothes
    and feel good about yourself or to improve your health as weight issues tend to bring on weight-related medical conditions like high
    blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease which requires lifelong medication.

    Yes, to deprive yourself of the pleasure of eating is, to many of us, impossible unless it is forced on you. Like people who went to
    prison. Like people who became prisoners of war during World War II. But it does conclusively prove the point that reducing food
    intake is the key to losing weight and keeping weight away. One more thing --- whatever dieting plan you come up with and you
    managed to lose weight, for it to work, it must be something which your body is happy with for life. Becoz if your body is not happy
    with it, then it is something which you are prepared to put up with on a temporary basis only. Meaning your urge to eat in the same
    way as before is still there and your plan is to get back to it as soon as you can. Then it wont work. For most of us who go on a diet
    and succeeded in losing weight, success makes us complacent. And we tell ourselves we have achieved weight loss and want to
    celebrate by giving ourselves a good treat to eat all we like as often as we like. And we are so naive to believe that all those kilos
    we lost so painstakingly, will not come back. They will. If you resume eating the same way you have been doing as before. And those
    kilos will come back much faster than you think.
     
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    When you spot a stock which is on a steady downtrend or uptrend and you trade that stock, you should trade in the direction of the trend
    and stay with it until the trend changes. Your should go with the trend becoz that is the primary direction. Any short term move in the opposite
    direction is a counter-trend move and unless triggered by a change in the fundamentals of the company plus that counter-trend move is
    accompanied by a surge in the average daily volume, that move is likely to be temporary and shortlived. You may well have to languish
    meantime whilst the counter-trend move is in progress. But as long as the trend is still valid and continues, sooner or later the counter-trend
    move will exhaust itself and burn itself out and the stock will return to and resume in the primary direction of its trend. Stay with the trend until
    it changes.
     
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    I was in the public toilets and had just sat down, a voice from the next cubicle said “Hi!, how are you?” Embarrassed, I said, “I’m doing fine”. The voice said “So what are you up to?”. I said, “Just doing the same as you, sitting here!”. From next door, “Can I come over?”. Annoyed, I said, “rather busy right now”. The voice said, “Listen, i will have to call you back, there’s an idiot next door answering all my questions
     
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