The final and epic Season 8 is just around the corner, and for those hardcore fans out there, do you know where the “Game of Thrones” series was filmed?

After doing a bit of digging, I realised that I have been to a few of the locations, especially in Croatia and Iceland. Will have to check out the rest of them soon! 😀

 

 

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“Don’t fight in the north or the south. Fight every battle, everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend, every possible series of events is happening, all at once. Live that way, and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before.” 👑 . I think this pretty much sums up the mind-blowing plot of GoT, but it still continues to surprise me EVERY SINGLE TIME. So I am looking forward to getting my mind blown again in Season 8. 😮 . Preparation for Season 8 😂 ✔️ Read all the published books (4228 pages) several times ✔️ Watched all the shows (2370 minutes) several times ✔️ Watched every fan theory on YouTube and read every crazy idea on Reddit: Is Sam Azor Ahai? Is J or D or their kid Azor Ahai? Is Bran the Night King? Is Bran the Builder? Is Ned Stark still alive? Will hotpie win the throne? 😂 ✔️ Toured most of the filming locations around the world (Iceland, Croatia, Ireland, Italy)

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Here is the full list:

  • King’s Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Braavos: Sibenik, Croatia
  • Royal Palace Of Dorne: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
  • The Road From King’s Landing: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
  • North Of Westeros: Thingvellir, Iceland
  • Long Bridge Of Volantis: The Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain
  • Pentos: Ouarzazate, Morocco
  • Winterfell: Doune Castle
  • Daenery’s And Dragos Wedding: Azure Window, Malta
  • Meereen: Kliss Fortress, Croatia
  • Yunkai And Pentos: Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
  • Iron Island: Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland
  • Astapor: Essaouira, Morocco
  • Landscapes Of The West: Krka National Park, Croatia
  • Thermal Spring Or “Jon And Ygritte’s Love Nest”: Grjótagjá Cave, Iceland
  • Danzak’s Pit: Plaza De Toros De Osuna, Spain
  • The Stormlands: Cushendun Caves, Northern Ireland
  • The Burning Of The Seven: Mussenden, Northern Ireland
  • Entrance To The House Of The Undying | The Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik
  • Royal Palace Of Dorne: Gardens Of The Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain
  • Lordsport: Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland
  • Dothraki Sea: Glens Of Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Forest In The North: Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland
  • King’s Landing Gate: Mdina, Malta
  • North Of The Wall: Lake Myvatn, Iceland
  • North Of The Wall: Vatnajokull, Iceland
  • The Stormlands: Larrybane Quarry, Northern Ireland
  • Red Keep: Fort Ricasoli, Malta
  • The Red Keep: Lovrijenac Castle, Castle
  • King’s Landing: Ston, Croatia
  • Wildling Camp: Dimmuborgir, Iceland
  • Underground Passageways In Meereen: Basements Of Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia
  • The Red Keep: San Anton Palace, Malta
  • Great Sept Of Baelor: Fort Manoel, Malta
  • Sowbelly Row: Fort St Elmo, Malta

 

P.S. For my full travel photo log and list of countries travelled, please visit: https://synapsetrading.com/travel-log/

After more than 10 years of patient waiting and accumulating my cash reserves, I am finally seeing some possible signs of the start of a market correction.

If you have been watching my videos, you will know that my ultimate investing strategy is to wait for a big crash before going all-in to scoop up cheap stocks for the long-term.

Many people have been asking me if the crash is over, but since there is no consensus, things could go either way at this time.

 

General Market Trend:

This chart here shows the worst case scenario for the S&P 500 (weekly chart), and if the market really does go all the way down, then it will trigger the entry prices for many of my entry prices for the stocks which I intend to buy.

However, as prices are unpredictable, I plan to scale in and buy in bits and pieces, adding to the positions which I already have.

 

Let’s take a look at some of the potential drivers for 2019.

Bullish factors:

  • US policies to boost economy ahead of elections
  • Tech advancements to improve productivity
  • Brexit cancelled?

Bearish factors:

  • Interest rates increasing and more hikes to come
  • Trade war with China
  • Nuclear threat of North Korea
  • Brexit woes
  • Falling U.S. corporate profit margins
  • Record high U.S. corporate debt
  • Illiquidity in the U.S. corporate bond market
  • Extreme, costly climate events
  • A eurozone crisis
  • Europe needs negative interest rates to fight recession
  • Loss of jobs due to tech advancements and automation
  • High inflation in emerging markets

 

My preferred sector is the tech sector, especially after my 1-month trip to Silicon Valley last year.

 

Why Focus on the Tech Sector?

  • As more jobs get automated, the surplus gains will go to the big tech companies
  • Tech companies will expand by buying up the best of the non-tech companies
  • I read somewhere that in 10 years there will only be 100 companies, and in 50 years there will only be 10 companies
  • I prefer to pick the big ones because they will “eat up” the smaller ones

My Top Picks & Entry Price Levels:

  • Facebook (FB) – Entry price: $80
  • Google (GOOG) – Entry price: $750, $600
  • Amazon (AMZN) – Entry price: $1000, $700
  • Apple (AAPL) – Entry price: $130, $100
  • Microsoft (MFST) – Entry price: $85, $60
  • Netflix (NFLX) – Entry price: $200, $125
  • Tesla (TSLA) – Entry price: $250, $180
  • Baidu (BIDU) – Entry price: $130, $90
  • Alibaba (BABA) – Entry price: $110, $85
  • Tencent (700) – Entry price: $220, $170

Do note that these are the “worst-case” scenario prices, and it is quite likely that prices may never reach there, so I plan to accumulate along the way and add to my portfolio.

 

Other notable potential IPOs in 2019:

  • Slack
  • Palantir
  • Stripe
  • Airbnb
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Didi Chuxing
  • Toutiao

 

I am pretty confident the next wave of financial and economic gains will go mainly into the tech sector, with the focus on applications of AI, machine learning, data science into every aspect of our lives. The biggest winners will be those who own the algorithms.

That said, there will also be risks, such as increased regulation or anti-monopolistic backlash, which could negatively affect the stocks.

Good luck, and get ready to buy and hold for the next 10 years! 😀

A big thanks to Societe Generale for dropping by my house to do the interview! 😀

Always glad to share my trading strategies!

Tomorrow, I have been invited to speak at the “SMART Investment & International Property Expo” in Singapore, and I will be sharing some of the new initiatives that I have been working on.

  • Date: 22 September 2018
  • Venue: Hall A, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, MBS Singapore
  • Speaking slot: 13:00pm to 13:45pm
  • Topic: Trading Strategies You Can Apply With 15 Minutes a Day

About the Event

SMART Investment & International Property Expo includes speakers and exhibitors from properties, investments and trading. With the key focus on property, it includes overseas property developments, luxury properties from top investment destinations, and many other opportunities in the current real estate market. In addition, it also features speakers from various investment fields, with over 20 educational seminars by guest speakers.

Website: http://bit.ly/2xo3Dqr

Last Monday, I was invited by Money FM 89.3 to do a radio interview to share my trading journey and how I build up my portfolio from scratch to retire at 28, while trading & travelling to over 50 countries.

 

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Thanks for inviting me to do a radio interview! #sph #moneyfm893

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Thanks for the invitation, and I look forward to sharing again! 😀