Fun and exciting events to take a break from trading :D

Revealed: My Long-Term Forex Investments (aka. Coin Collection)

Some people collect playing cards, some people collect fridge magnets, some people collect postcards. For me, I collect coins from every country I’ve been to.

I guess this makes me a long-term forex investor as well. 😀

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These are probably the most interesting coins I have, dating back to 1976, and in denominations of $10 and $50. The one at the bottom depicting a sitting lion is the $1 coin of the first Singapore coin series. I wonder if these are still legal tender? lol

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The newest addition to my collection which I acquired last month on my Myanmar trip.

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Some random coins I happen to have. Top: 5 Feninga coin, Convertible Mark (100 fenings = 1 mark) from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bottom left: 1 Franc from New Caledonia. Bottom right: 1 Pataca from Macau.

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Collectible coins from the US, including penny and quarter presses, which you get by flattening coins and imprinting new designs on them.

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This is the special collection from the Harry Potter series. The large golden coin is the Galleon, the silver one is a Sickle, and the small one is a Knut. The coins are plated in 24-karat gold, silver and copper respectively.

Some people have asked me why I like to collect coins.

The most obvious reason is that it gives me a little souvenir from each country I’ve been to. Also, I find it quite amazing to hold a coin that is older than me, and wonder how many hands it has passed through.

Some coins also provide an interesting perspective on the country. For example, in my collection of the US quarters, there are 50 different designs, with each depicting a different US state, showing the year the state was added, and what the state is famous for. So it sort of provides some insight into the history and geography of places.

Lastly, it gives me a “hands-on” feel for my forex trading. 😀

Back from my Myanmar Trip – New Insights on the Commodities Market

Last month, I took a trip to Myanmar for a holiday, and was hosted by a friend who was working for a major commodity trading firm.

It was a great week of chilling by the pool (which was 10 steps away from my room), enjoying sunsets, and trying out the local delicacies.

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I also got the chance to trade the FOMC with the company of some good Myanmar beer. :p

As expected, the interest rates were not raised, which means we will have to observe October and November carefully. In addition, the recent NFP was not good, which makes December more likely.

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After some serious back-of-the-napkin analysis, as well as some insightful discussions with my friend, I came to the conclusion that commodities may not recover that quickly, based on technical and fundamental factors.

I have attached below the chart of the CRB commodities index ETF, which is listed on SGX.

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crb commodities index

 

I will be keeping an eye on this, as I have some commodity-related counters in my portfolio, and it might be a good opportunity for the long-term.

Stay tuned for my monthly portfolio update for September coming up real soon! 😀

I’m Back from One Month of Travelling – Exciting Times Ahead!

At last, I’m back! After one month of travelling the US, Mexico and Cuba, I’m back in Singapore and just in time for the Great Singapore Sale! 😀

Here are some photos of my travels, and I will be adding more when I have time in this album:
https://www.facebook.com/iamrecneps/media_set?set=a.10153508321583430.1073741836.530303429&type=3

travel map

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How has the market fared while I was gone?

The great plunge in global equity markets (especially China) was great for my forex short positions, as well as my Gold long positions.

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What about the Singapore markets?

All I can say that we were prepared a long time ago, and I have documented the proof below on the STI chart.

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1st warning – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/06/good-value-investors-know-how-to-buy-at-the-right-price-right-time-do-you/
NAC event in front of 2000+ people – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/07/thank-you-for-the-overwhelming-response-at-nac-2015/
2nd warning – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/07/is-this-the-right-time-to-buy-gold-now/
3rd warning – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/07/sti-index-artistic-charts-expanding-triangle-pattern/
Last warning just before my trip – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/07/chinas-stock-market-8-5-crash-where-was-the-precise-turning-point/
Blog post on why I loaded up on Gold – http://synapsetrading.com/2015/07/is-this-the-right-time-to-buy-gold-now/

Is this the best time to enter the market NOW? Which counters?

I am looking forward to great and exciting times ahead in the market for bargain hunters, and I will be sharing all my secrets and stock picks next week in my final sharing session for this quarter.

Check availability: http://synapsetrading.com/events/training-workshops/

Don’t miss this last chance to find out how you can take advantage of this rare market correction, which may not last long!

This is also a last call for those who are keen to sign up for our top-rated mentoring program, where I impart all my skills to a selected group of 20 people.
http://synapsetrading.com/the-synapse-program/

See you there! 😀

Heading off for my next big trip: Travelling + Trading 15 Minutes a Day!

The Grand Plan :D

The Grand Plan 😀

Tomorrow, I will be setting off for my next big trip, covering several countries over the span of one month, and it will be another great chance to utilise my 15 Minute System, to trade and travel at the same time.

I will continue to support all my students in the private forum and live chats, as well as continue to update the daily trading alerts google docs spreadsheet, for those who want to follow my trades.

For those who want to follow me around the world, you can find me on:

Remember that besides working hard and earning money, it is a good idea to take a break once in a while to smell the roses and enjoy the journey.

As Steve Jobs said, “Stay young, stay foolish.” So embrace the possibilities, and embrace life!

Cheers, and see you soon! 😀

New York - Status of Liberty & Michelin Stars

New York – Status of Liberty & Michelin Stars

Great Smoky Mountains - The Most Visited National Park in the US

Great Smoky Mountains – The Most Visited National Park in the US

Orlando - Disney World & Island of Adventure

Orlando – Disney World & Island of Adventure

Miami Beaches

Miami Beaches

Havana - Capital of Cuba

Havana – Capital of Cuba

Mexico - Chichen Itza, One of the 7 Wonders

Mexico – Chichen Itza, One of the 7 Wonders

P.S. I will be conducting some free seminars and free LIVE! trading sessions when I get back:
http://synapsetrading.com/events/training-workshops/

Do sign up and drop by if you are keen to hear more about my travel escapades, and my 15 Minute Trading System, and how you can apply it to your trading to make your trading more efficient and stress-free.

See you there! 😀

 

Holiday Ideas: Top 10 Things to do at Boracay Beach Paradise

Last month, I took a short 2 week break with some friends to Boracay Island in the Phillipines, and for those who are looking out for your next holiday destination, this could give you some good ideas! 😀

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My Travel Log – Trading for a Living

 

Boracay is a tropical island surrounded by stunning white sand beaches about an hour’s flight from Cebu or Manila just off the larger Philippines island of Panay.

For beach connoisseurs it competes with the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean and the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. For those wanting to just lounge around and top up their tan, beach-front hotels usually have lounge chairs set up just a few steps away from the hotel entrances. The more active will appreciate water sports and activities such as sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving and jet skiing. The fun in Boracay doesn’t end when the sun sets. Boracay night-life pulsates with many bars and restaurants serving food, drink and fun until dawn.

– Wikitravel

 

1. Splurge on cheap cocktails

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Because these 4 drinks add up to about $10 SGD

 

2. Splurge on seafood

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Double-check to make sure they’re alive

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Mutant prawns

 

3. Cliff-diving after drinking

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After 3 beers and 2 cocktails

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After a few more beers…

 

4. Helmet-diving 20,000 leagues under the sea

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Not photo-shopped btw lol

 

5. Kite-boarding

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Let the kite drag you out to sea…

 

6. Island-hopping & Snorkelling

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Singapore, Sweden, Korea, Canada, Australia

kayaking

Ship-wrecked

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Preparing for dinner later

 

7. Paddle-boarding

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Harder than it looks

 

8. The Legendary Pubcrawl + Post Party

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Trying to feel young again 🙂

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Looking for some good setups 😉

 

9. Trading at the Beach

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Have to trade a bit to cover the cost of the holiday

 

10. Building Sandcastles with Style 🙂

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A few years back, if anyone had told me that travelling the world was just a childhood pipe dream, I would have nodded in agreement. But after learning the truth about passive income, I realised that it was the only way to break free from the rat race and accumulate wealth more quickly that I ever imagined.

Sure, there will be many skeptical people who say that this is too good to be true. I understand that this might be out of their comfort zone, and all I can say is that once you have experienced it, there is no turning back.

For those who are keen to find out my secrets of trading and generating passive income with 15 minutes a day, you can come have a chat with me next week during my live sharing session:
http://synapsetrading.com/free-workshop-7-best-kept-secrets-professional-traders-live/

Till then, stay tuned for the next holiday destination! 😀