26 September 2017

10 September 2017

24 July 2017

The Thursday Night Men by Tonino Benacquista


  • Much enjoyed this one. A book written for the lads.
  • Goodreads link.
  • My rating : 5/5
  • Do not be put off by the low aggregate rating. (Think rating dragged down by female readers).

15 April 2017

Gold : Chart Update



Trading just below a significant multi-year downtrend line. Next week's TL level on chart is around 1291 vs 1287.5 close this week. So close to a break now for a buy signal. Be patient.

17 March 2017

Barry Gibb Interview (03Feb2017)


I first heard Massachusetts by the Bee Gees in 1968 when I was only 6 and have loved them ever since. During my teenage years, it was terribly uncool to tell people you were a Bee Gees fan, but I never wavered or pretended otherwise.

Of all their songs, my all time favourite is Morning of My Life from the movie Melody (SWALK).

26 February 2017

The Graham Norton Show - Best Episode Ever



Guests : Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen & James Blunt

Gold Update : Watching 1311

  • Sideways consolidation since 2013. Picture not changed much yet  but some clues emerging from the chart.
  • Strong downtrend line resistance above at 1311 (last week close 1256). Break will trigger pyramiding action for my long term bullish investment (GLD ETF). Break will be tough to achieve I think, but will be a very exciting and welcome development.

Remembering Absent Friends : RIP Selvarajan Neelakandan (14/09/1961 - 26/02/2005)


10 January 2017

Fearless by Jonathan Northcroft

  • Great read for football lovers everywhere, even if you are not a Leicester City fan.
  • Goodreads link.
  • My rating : 5/5 

16 October 2016

MultCloud-Free App for Transferring Files across Cloud Drives





MultCloud(https://www.multcloud.com/), a FREE and easy-to-use web app, supports for Managing Files and Transferring Files across Cloud Drives. Free 10TB traffic for data transmission.

27 September 2016

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Absolutely loved this book. Highly, highly, highly recommended.
  • Goodreads description here
  • Like Stoner by John Williams (another equally good book). These books are all about being stoic (= the endurance of pain or hardship without the display of feelings and without complaint).
  • 6 stars out of 5 for the Moscow Gentleman. Must try to read his other book Rules of Civility.

14 September 2016

GBP/USD : Very Long Term View

  • Take a look at the monthly chart of cable going back to 1984 (which is the furthest back I can get on Saxo). Chart low 1.0362, pre-Plaza Accord.
  • The interesting chart point I want to highlight here is the subprime crisis low of 1.3501 at end 2008 (wholesale flight to quality USD+USTs). Brexit has taken us and kept us below that level for 2-3 months now. 
  • To date, Brexit has been mostly just talk and actual permanent impact the UK economy has not even begun yet (eg what happens when all the financial institutions move to other parts of Europe, etc).  Chart suggests much much downside potential for cable and suggestive of serious economic weakness when actual Brexit implementation occurs.
  • Ideal long term short trade location nearby.