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

Exclusive Media Event – Party at @Pangaea!

After taking most of my profits and waiting for the markets to settle down, it is time to chill and PARTY! At one of Asia’s top clubs.

I got invited by Reebok for this new launch event, together with other media and some of their corporate clients. Since I was free that night, I decided to check it out, plus there was free flow of drinks :]

It was an awesome night, and a great way to end the week! Remember, even as we strive for financial success, we should always keep in mind to enjoy life, because there are many things money can’t buy. Party on! xD

2013-09-19 22.11.01Entrance to the Red Light Zone

2013-09-19 22.18.46Don’t swallow the diamond!

2013-09-19 22.37.01All the major news crew teams at work

2013-09-19 22.48.26Free flow of drinks at our table :s

2013-09-19 23.09.35The limited edition Reebok series

2013-09-19 23.19.59Models and bottles xD

Once again, a big thanks to the sponsors, RSH and Reebok, for inviting me to this great event. Cheers!

 

Student’s Gold Trade while on Holiday – US$839 Profits!

Today, I was surprised to receive a whatsapp message from one of my students, with a picture of his Gold trade while on holiday. While I won’t usually advocate trading while on holiday, I was glad he followed my call to short which I posted in the Synapse private forum.

Normally, on a holiday you want to chill, and not think about your trades, so there are 2 key things to note for hands-free trading:

  1. Risk management
    Once you place your SL and TP, you do not have to watch anymore, just wait for the trade to play out like this.
  2. Position-sizing
    Trading a smaller position will allow you to “care less”, so that you will not worry at all. And as you can see, even a small position like this (0.1 lot of Gold) can yield large profits if you have the patience and the right timing.

This is a perfect example of hands-free trading, without the constant stress of  punting and gambling. This kind of trade accuracy and timing is only made possible by our application of market behavioral analysis – a new breakthrough in charting and price action where no indcators or special software is required. I will save that story for my next sharing session: http://synapsetrading.com/events/

Overall, this was a very good and clean trade, and it should be sufficient to cover the cost of his plane ticket. Great job, and don’t forget to bring me back a nice souvenir! :p

xauusd 300813 screenshotAlert to short Gold posted on 30th August in private forum for students

2013-09-13 02.06.36Gold Chart (Taken at Croatia, Plitvice Lakes)

2013-09-13 02.06.42I visited this place a few years ago too, the view is awesome!

2013-09-12 22.09.20Securing a profit of US$839 – all in a day’s work!

 

August Man 7th Anniversary Party

What an exciting Friday night this was! (I’m not refering to the NFP in case you’re wondering; I took most profits and trailed my stops as per normal before any major news.) After a sumptuous pre-party dinner to celebrate a friend’s birthday, we headed down to Zouk for the August Man 7th Anniversary closed-door party. It was buzzing with excitement, and all the big names were there.

After saying our goodbyes and tipping the valet drivers, we headed off to leVel 33 craft brewery to chill and chat away the rest of the night. This night was certainly an interesting vortex of breath-taking and nostalgic memories, and I am glad I could spend more time with my good friends, since these fond memories are priceless.

2013-09-06 21.38.18Pre-party Dinner at the Glass House at Hotel Fort Canning

2013-09-06 22.01.54Invitation Tickets!

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2013-09-08 05.28.28Goodie bag! #bundle of joy

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2013-09-06 23.37.20Ended the night with more drinks at LeVel 33 Craft Brewery. An interesting mix of beer and mojito.

Golf & Trading – The Mental Game

Recently, now that I am moving on into semi-retirement, I started learning golf as a new hobby, as this was a new skill I had always wanted to learn. Although I only had a few lessons so far, I was amazed at how similar the mental game and psychology aspect is to trading.

Firstly, besides the skills and technique, both require a calm and focused state of mind to make decisions and perfect the execution. Next, with more practice, you have to “forget” what you have learnt, and trust your instincts to execute a perfect shot, once you have a vision of it in your mind’s eye.

Just like trading, it will take effort and discipline, but the rewards are definitely worth it because I would have learnt a new lifelong skill. This is the same reason why many people have chosen to learn the real skills of trading, and turn away from gambling/punting penny stocks, because they have been burnt before, and now want to learn trading the right way, to make consistent daily profits in forex or invest in stocks.

Although it will be harder for them to unlearn the bad habits, it is better late then never, because even if you keep doing something wrong for many years, it is not experience, it is just foolishness, because you would have wasted your time. That is why when I decided to learn golf, I decided to engage a professional coach, instead of trying to pick it up from books or trying to figure out the game on my own.

 

2013-08-16 16.41.32 HDR

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Justin Han (Professional Golfer)

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Computerised Swing Analysis

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2013-08-14 21.51.18Made some trades while resting and sent out alerts

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2013-08-16 16.42.09Doing some intraday forex trades to make my 35 daily pips

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Overall, this was a great experience, and I am excited to embark on this journey to learn a new skill, while continuing to hone my trading skills and coach others who wish to trade the same way I do, imparting real trading skills and strategies for them to trade forex and invest in stocks. All the best, and have a great weekend!

Weekend Madness: Havana Club Mojito Night

Want to learn the secret recipe for an awesome Mojito?

Last night, I had an incredible (at least from what I recall) night, with free flow of food and drinks on the house at Fullerton Bay Hotel Lantern Room. With a bunch of my awesome friends, we ordered almost every item on the menu, from the tender steak to the truffles fries, not forgetting the exquisite mini-burgers and finger-licking chicken wings. oh yar, and the mouth-watering pizzas. I’m pretty sure we chalked up an astronomical bill. xD

The highlight of this closed-door event was the DIY Mojito station, where an experienced bartender shared with us his “70-year” secret of making Mojitos. I’ll let the photos do the talking.

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Step 1: Add lime juice & 3 tablespoons of sugar

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Step 2: Add in the mint leaves (and stalks) and crush them

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Step 3: Fill the cup with ice, and pour in about 1/3 alcohol (Havana Club)

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Step 4: Fill up with Soda Water and mix well

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Step 5: Drink up, and repeat steps 1 to 5 till drunk

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Fireworks!!!

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2013-07-27 19.40.25Live Band by the pool

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Once again, a big thanks to the organisers and sponsors for this awesome surreal night!
Let’s do this again soon!

Special mention:

“Created in 1975 in France, Pernod Ricard has rapidly expanded over the past decade, through both organic growth and acquisitions. The Group is now the world co-leader of the Wine & Spirits industry.” http://pernod-ricard.com/21/home