Research and recommendations by Analysts have their merits. Sometimes the analyst covering a company may receive certain "news" in advance by speaking to the management of the company, or attending analyst briefing conducted by the company.
Of course there are also unscrupulous analysts who provided the recommendations solely to encourage buying or selling of shares by the readers. We just have to do our own analysis before deciding to buy or sell. Also, by comparing the Price Target recommendations from several analysts, we tend to get a more balanced view on the stock.
Once we've done enough homework and research ourselves, we will be able to distinguish honest analysts who provided fair and accurate recommendations, vs bad analysts who just don't do a professional job in the report. Personally I feel OXX recommendations sucks (company name intentionally hidden), but comments from others are welcome :)
To be fair to cpteh, I don't think he needs to defend anything since he is not doing anything wrong by expressing his thoughts through blog.. Through his postings, there are bound to have people who like or dislike him.
Perhaps he may respond to positive and constructive comments from people who supported him, and just ignore the so call "noices" from people who don't appreciate his postings.
The funny thing is, if people find his postings distasteful, then they can just ignore his blog.. why read them and then attack him here?
US presidential election is like a grand party, where the supporters from each camp can freely show their support on the streets, at the parks, next to each other.
There is no hatred among people just because one is supporting a different party than other. Candidates talk about their plan on how to build the nation - and not negative personal attack on each other.
In my opinion, this is a true demonstration of matured democracy and free election to the rest of the world.
There was an investor who had three girlfriends, but he didn't know which one to marry. So he decided to give each one $5000 and see how each of them spends it.
The first one goes out and gets a total make over with the money. She gets new clothes, a new hairdo, manicure, pedicure, the works, and tells the investor, 'I spent the money so I could look pretty for you because I love you so much.'
The second one went out and bought new golf clubs, a CD player, a television, and a stereo and gives them to the man. She says, 'I bought these gifts for you with the money because I love you so much.'
The third one takes the $5000 and invests it in the stock market, doubles her investment, returns the $5000 to the man and reinvests the rest. She says, 'I am investing the rest of the money for our future because I love you so much.'
The man thought long and hard about how each of the women spent the money, and then decided. Q: Who did the investor marry?
A: from right to left: !stit tseggib eht htiw eno ehT
This is strange...Are u the 98% or are u unusual? Tell me abt it!
Are you the 2% or 98% of the population?
Follow the instructions! NO PEEKING AHEAD!
Do the following exercise, guaranteed to raise an eyebrow.
There's no trick or surprise.
Just follow these instructions, and answer the questions one at a time and as quickly as you can! Again, as quickly as you can but don't advance until you've done each of them ... really.
Now, scroll down (but not too fast, you might miss something).
Think of a number from 1 to 10
Multiply that number by 9
If the number is a 2-digit number, add the digits together
Now subtract 5
Determine which letter in the alphabet corresponds to the number you ended up with (example: 1=a, 2=B, 3=c,etc.)
Think of a country that starts with that letter
Remember the last letter of the name of that country
Think of the name of an animal that starts with that letter
Remember the last letter in the name of that animal
Think of the name of a fruit that starts with that letter
Are you thinking of (from right to left): "Orange an eating Denmark in Kangaroo a"
I told you this was FREAKY!! If not, you're among t he 2% of the population whose minds are different enough to think of something else. 98% of people will answer with kangaroos in Denmark when given this exercise.
Yes, a very fierce storm indeed. It is causing almost all business activities in its path to stopped. US markets is closed for 2 days. Even the presidential election campaigns are cancelled to give way to this super storm!
cklcolin10: it depends on the capital and experience you have. If you are practicing safe investment (i.e. no speculative trades) and targeting a return of about 10%-20% per year for a start, then you will need to have 600k capital to generate return of 60k - 120k per year in theory.
I'm sure you need more capital in real practical trades as you may not be fully invested at all times (risk management) and need the extras to cushion the losses at times.
Fat Cat, I share your frustration. In fact, I am hoping those info will be available in this i3investor portal directly. Even if I have to pay a small fee, i believe it will be worth it as it will help our research and analysis a lot.
Plus, Romney made too many blunders in his recent speeches that is causing his rating to drop. If he lost in the Election, it is more likely he lost it to his poor speeches, rather than to Obama's performance.
The SharesXpert system was co-founded by Fabian Lim from Singapore (http://www.sharesxpertinfo.com/index.html). He is also an Internet Marketer that sells many other things online and promoting his internet marketing services:
hi chong, with so many people requesting for your email and access to your blog, why don't you create your blog here in i3investor.com portal? Then it can be tied to your id directly and people can view your blog directly.