Monthly Archives: April 2007

My 1st famir trade

A famir on DAX greeted me this morning at 10:15am … my very first self-spotted famir, :).  Over the time I’ve traded this pattern – infrequently – but always relied on the moderator.  Once I can eyeball the pattern, then the rest is … Continue reading

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After Scandals, New Legal Stars Rise on Wall St.

That was the title of a NYT reporting almost two years ago to the day.  It’s about compliance lawyers have benefited from the high number of investigations into corporate finance. Looked across the room at Babbo recently and figured that … Continue reading

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Dallas dolls

The W hotel in Dallas is right across from the American Airlines Center where Mavericks and Stars (hockey) play.  It has great service (there’s money) but sleazy.  When Golfer and his colleagues drove up in a SUV, there were 4 doormen open … Continue reading

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The famir pattern

Trading with Woodie is fairly simple: recognize his patterns for entry, do smart money management, then you’re in business.  He said the other day that ghost and famir patterns are the most profitable.  I can eye ball the ZLR and … Continue reading

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How to quit with admirable aplomb

Lady Butler-Sloss, a talented British judge with 35-year career, had just resigned, citing that she lacked the degree of experience to deal with Diana’s high profile case.  Such candor is rare.  I think the smart people always know the time to exit … Continue reading

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James Simons, the billion $ boffin

FT wrote that according to a survey out last week from Institutional Investor’s Alpha Magazine, Simons took home $1.7bn in 2006, the biggest haul among hedgies and about 31x $54m paid to Lloyd Blankfein of GS.  He charges a legendary fees … Continue reading

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Rondo

In music, rondo means a theme a composer returns to.  Guess China is my rondo where I return to often, 🙂 …

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Teed Up: Golf, K Street and Nigeria

An interesting article in NYT today the power of connection, guanxi 关系.  I felt the western media over stated the importance of connection in China.  Yes, it’s important, but where it isn’t? 

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Henry

I’m so beat, played tennis three times: early morning with my usual group, mid day per Slowpoke’s request and night when she took her lesson, I ended up playing with Henry.  He and his wife were very much on my … Continue reading

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NFL draft

I’ve a friend in town who stays at the W on Lex at 50th Street where many the draftees stay.  This W hotel isn’t the nicest one, felt cheap.  There are many groupies around, but most of them aren’t pretty, couple of … Continue reading

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My clansmen I

From left to right – Back row: Mom and Dad Jiujiu 舅舅: mom’s older brother Xiaoyi 小姨: mom’s younger sister Front row: Nainai 奶奶: Yeye’s last concubine I Yeye 爷爷: my maternal grandfather Popo 婆婆: my maternal grandmother Not yet in the picture: … Continue reading

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Double faults

Slowpoke played Katie yesterday.  They rallied nicely for an hour, constantly saying ‘sorry’ and the other would return ‘that’s ok’, :)) ..  Each hit plenty winners!  Still would say, ‘sorry’, so cute.  Toward the end, I suggested them to play a … Continue reading

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Protest at CBS

I got an e-mail today for a protest at CBS TV station in the city at noon today.  It said little about the reason other than ‘CBS program’s humiliated Chinese … ‘  What exactly did the host or hosts say to … Continue reading

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Kitchen clock

I’ve been burning thing at the frequency that’s alarming. So today after I blacken another load of wings, I decided that I’ll buy a kitchen clock. Slowpoke looked puzzled, “kitchen clock?” she pointed to the clocks on the MW, stove . … Continue reading

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Growing pain

Slowpoke needs new cleats and sneakers, and bought 6.5, that’s half size bigger than mine!  Lord, I thought I’d wear her hand-me-ups for a while, guess not.  Kinglazy would kiss my forehead now that he’s much taller than I’m … … Continue reading

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Pretty women

Golfer is having a ball in Dallas.  Women in Dallas dressed to the nine to go to golf tourneys, skinpie short skirts, high heels … there were even groupies hanging around at trendy hotel W when he checked in.  Of … Continue reading

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Slowpoke in skirt

Slowpoke came home with her lacrosse uniform, top and skirt, in blue … I need to sneak a pic for the record.

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Ma Changhua 马昌华

Professor (?) Ma is a native of Anhui (Hefei? I remembered him saying that he’s from Hefei.. could be that he didn’t want to drill into detail?), the capital of Anhui Province that was the cradle of the 淮系 Huai Clique that … Continue reading

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