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  1. wow! now thats a boat! You can just feel the excitment in that picture. Then again... i did hear about a boat that had a submarine docking bay and two helicopter pads soo..... i guess that puts things in perspective
  2. I am thinking of buying a book on self managed super. I found this old book club topic for "Self Managed Superannuation Fund Handbook, a practical guide to starting and managing" http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showtopic=9575 The book is probably a bit old now. Anyone know of any better (newer?) guides / books that are worth buying? Any suggestions appreciated :-)
  3. Anyone have any opinions on GFTforex.com.au (currently advertising on ShareScene)? I'm curious as to popular opinion.
  4. Just wondering.... are there any other people out there who love the idea / smell / taste / culture / everything of coffee.... but is SUPER sensitive to any cafeine. Even decafe coffee has too much caffeine for me (they remove most, but not all). As Im sure many would agree.... pretty frustrating. Anyone gone through similar experiences and found a solution? Strange thing is I can drink a few cans of coke and I dont get the dizzy / blurry / confused feeling I get from coffee.
  5. Was just having some fun reading through all the quotes on this topic. For convenience of others, I have listed them in no particular order below. ENJOY! balance Can't bear the bull$#!^ ? Clean up at sharescene. subbii Sharescene: no bull... but a couple of bears marathon Stock market a puzzle ? 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Try Sharescene.com instead King Baz Warrent Buffet move over The Crow share@sharescene.com XtRmSt bollinger bands, MACD golden cross and other kinky stuff - sharescene.com XtRmSt honk if your a trader sharescene.com forevertold sharescene.com- where your broker gets his tips jaych Sharescene…where loose lips can build ships jaych www.sharescene.com.a the only thing missing is u MissAdventure Share discuss'n without any fuss'n Sharescene.com chiller This is a bumper sticker find out why at ShareScene.com Livas1 To veryify that tip from the taxi driver - visit sharescene.com chiller If you think two heads are better than one, how about 7000...... ShareScene.com Livas1 Follow the smart money.. visit sharescene.com Livas1 Sharescene.com - where 7000 heads are better than one MissAdventure Wether you use charts or darts Visit Sharescene.com for the lowdown on shares spot you've got that money feelin' ... sharescene.com rkch Addicted to shares? 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Join the prophets at ShareScene.com MissAdventure ShareScene.com The forum that shares AlphaCenturian Turn Sense into Dollars at Sharescene.com AlphaCenturian Will you get The Goldmine or just The Shaft at Sharescene.com XtRmSt Sharescene.com - more fun than robbing a bank forevertold Sharescene - Honk if you love making money forevertold Sharescene - the buck starts here TerryA Investors On Board - Sharescene.com Searching Sharescene.com where all real traders hang out! Searching Sharescene.com makes trading easier! sabretoothed Sharescene.com Where Traders Unite! kosmo Don't be a Lo$er! ... ShareScene.com RobAde sharescene.com - takes the bored out of bulletin board AlphaCenturian Sharescene.com - the Perfect Family for those who live in their office chiller What's the difference between being Flamed and Flaming Profits......ShareScene.com chiller If only Renee knew about ShareScene.com
  6. Hi all, I strongly reccomend you all to visit http://www.techeblog.com/ Its a simply amazing site, with strange, curious and almost unbelievable stories about gadgets and technologies. Hope you enjoy the link :-)
  7. My post below mainly talked about the social network part of your question. I forgot to mention more about the trading tools, software etc. Your best bet is to look around ShareScene and see what people talk about, with regard to software, brokers, tools etc. Here are the two forums that will have the topics you are looking for: Investment Discussion Forum http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showforum=38 Off Topic Chat http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showforum=20 Hope that gets you going in the right direction. Cheers
  8. Hey renai42. Very interesting question you pose. I've been around on ShareScene for quite a while so I hope I can offer some insights. One of my favourite topics (thus the size of this post) is the role of 'the wisdom of crowds' for information gathering, processing and decision making. One thing that I have found time and time again in my research is that the most efficient information processing is performed by a group of contributors with a diverse set of experiences who are abile to share their opinions without overpowering and abusing the opinions of others. In my view, ShareScene (in stark contrast to that other site you mentioned) is just that. ShareScene really is one of a kind, in that its members encourage and enjoy differing opinions to be discussed... as opposed to believing that any view other than their own is dangerous. Amongst the 13,500 investors on ShareScene.com there is a great diversity in trading styles as well as research / analytical methods. Throughout our community there are countless combinations of tools, software, trading rules and systems, beliefs and interest. But there is one common aspect that combines all the 13,500 intelligent, information hungry, highly analytical members of ShareScene: they have discovered the power of working as a team on ShareScene.com and use it every day in their trading. The key difference between ShareScene.com and practically all other websites, newsletters and tools (which usually promote one belief or one method) is that the ShareScene encourages and respects diversity of opinion. Varying views are discussed openly and intelligently in a friendly and professional way, resulting in the best information result possible. Ask 100 people how many marbles are in a jar and the average number from the varied crowd will always be better than the guess of any one expert. The reason why the ShareScene.com community is of such great value is that all the different trading systems of its members have become merged into one HIGHER LEVEL information processing organism. Yes, I said organism. http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/graduated.gif Some laugh when I describe ShareScene.com as a living, thinking organism, yet I can't help smile when in the same breath they comment on the market's mood today, or mention how 'the market' is responding in a certain way. The 13,500 individual traders that make up ShareScene.com combine their knowledge, beliefs and experience through a common platform. Just like the individual neurones that make up a human brain, each ShareScene member is a small part of a greater whole. Alone they are small, but linked together into a structured network, amazing things start to occur. The union of ShareScene's members really is a living, thinking being that is highly proficient at processing a wide variety of information and stimuli and increasing the information's value through 'the wisdom of crowds'. Now let me throw another spanner in the works. http://www.sharescene.com/html/emoticons/biggrin.gif ShareScene's members are some of the most influential movers and shakers in the retail investor demographic. They are respected for their intelligence and experience in both the online AND OFFLINE worlds. Many members trade quite significant portfolios, and when you factor in that thousands of these key 'opinion leaders' use ShareScene religiously for hours every trading day, you can start to see the affect ShareScene can have to CREATE the market as it is each day. One aspect that has always interested me is ShareScene's uncanny power to PRE-EMPT / PREDICT the market. Some say "predicting the market is impossible". But when you look at it, 'the market' is simply a crowd of traders who's changing opinions and feelings drive a company's value UP or DOWN. Anyone watching the market depth and price movements of a stock is seeing the AFTER-EFFECTS of an opinion being acted on. Anyone reading ShareScene is watching OPINONS BEING FORMED by opinion leaders in real time. By reading ShareScene have the opportunity to see the discussion that finally results in a trader opening their brokerage platform and putting in a real bid into the market. The only way to predict the market is the capture MARKET SENTIMENT before it ever occurs on the market. Reading ShareScene helps information gatherers to see the true investor sentiment before their trade is made. Any price or bid change on the market is instantly outdated information as soon as it occurs. Those who solely rely on market scanners and analysers are always going to lag behind slightly, as they are basing their research on the after effects of changing opinion, rather than catching the wave before it starts to swell. I am a believer in that power of ShareScene as an information processor and trading tool, and could go on and on. If any of the above needs clarification or you would like me to expand further, it would be my pleasure. It is great to see such important questions being asked. It is the power of ShareScene that connected your question with my possible “answerâ€ÂÂÂÂÂ. I look forward to reading other people’s opinions so I can learn and further refine my experience. Nice to meet you renai and welcome to the community.
  9. There was some interesting super discussion in the ShareScene book club.... around a new book about super that just came out. Talk about CFDs and super etc check it out http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showtopic=9575 but best to reply in this topic (unless you want to chat about the book itself). Cola
  10. I dont think Educated Investor has the book avaliable online yet. You wil lhave to buy it direct via Jown Wiley. Go to http://www.johnwiley.com.au/trade/engine.j...3=9780731404926 and click ADD TO CART. Hope this works.
  11. Similar to "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" this book is obviously not targetted to Australians. But what I have learned from this book "A Random Walk Down Wall Street" is that the lessons that occur overseas are (pretty much) exactly applicable here in Australia. The key thing to mention with this book is it isnt an "academic theoretical how to text book". This is a commentary on REAL LIFE history, looking at real examples like the tech boom. It does take you through some theory (Dow, Efficient Market, Life Cycle) but its always looking at history and real current examples and showing how they apply. To be honest, I didnt "love this book" but I dont regret buying it. It was too American for me (mutual funds, US indicies, US tax) but thats not to say I didnt learn some good things. This book is NOT reccomended for early investors. It is perfect for share trading history buffs, and people who enjoy reading an almost "biographical" look at wall street. Best for people with 5+ years of investing experience who just want to broaden their horizons. If you are looking for a HOW TO book this is not it. If you are the kind of person who has read "Reminiscenses of a Stock Operators" you will LOVE THIS.
  12. ok, I have to get something off my chest before I start with the review... I really dont like the small size and hard cover format of this book. Its not comfortable in my hands, and hard to hold. but on the other hand... it really is a quick, practical GEM full of advice that makes you go "huh.. why hadn't I thought of that already". In my opinion, its targetted more at the investor who has already been trading for 5+ years, and wants to supplement their education with some "interesting points". Its by no means a comprehensive book. It just covers some interesting and very valuable tidbits. One thing I didnt like about it, is its obviously not an Australian book (its US) and talk alot about things that arent so relevant here, like bonds and American indicies. I wouldnt say its a book for US people only. Its an international appeal book. But certainly not for Australians who are just starting investing. I would say this book is a big thumbs up for experienced investors + investment book lovers.... but I would advise very early investors to consider other books such as "Share Investing For Dummies" or "Bullseye Top Trader Thinking". In short, a GEM if you want to expand your already solid knowledge.
  13. Good to see ShareScene.com mentioned as one of the reccomended internet websites to check out if you are starting trading! I've always loved the style of the "for dummies" range. Really, theres nothing "low level" about it, it has real solid top level concepts. The key difference with these books is its set out so well. I love the tips, and the definitions, and the examples. Its like being back at school (only less whispering and messing around). The book really takes you through the concepts nice and easy and makes sure you get the points. Very little "expert academic" language. Share Investing for dummies covers practically every topic you could ask for. At 490 pages, its not a small book, but then again the font size is a bit bigger than normal, which is easy on the eyes. My only negative comment is that it spends too much time on derivatives (I dont think people new to investing should even try to think about these) and not enough time on tax. I just love this book.... Share Investing for Dummies and "Bullseye top trader thinking" are the perfect combination to give to any investor with 3 years or less experience, or anyone willing to make sure their education and life goals are on the mark. On the cover it says "your plain english guide to success on the sharemarket" and this book is just that. Its great content (some things ive never read or heard of before, completely new) in a great format. Well done James Dunn! Keep up the good work.
  14. great to hear back from you oversold. I also found the coverage of LICs and ETF to be interesting. They are a fantastic instrument for some who want to diversify, and for some even better if you trade them on margin (with special management so you dont hurt yourself due to lack of liquidity). I really agree, this book is useful even for those without children. The concept of "saving" and investing for a PURPOSE is the main key of this book. Maybe it is a holiday. Maybe it is for a new house. Maybe it is for retirement. Me personally, my "children" that I am saving for isnt a real child (not yet at least!) but financial stability and having a safety reserve. but yes..... this book does beg the question (but it isnt the right book to answer it) should we be giving such large amounts of money to our kids!? I guess that is a question of parenting choice, but I would have to say No it isnt wise. Money needs to be earnt to understand the value, and you learn so much on your journey in aiming for weath. What do others think about this? Do you think its a good idea to give your kids $1 million in a lump sum?
  15. Its interesting that you say that Jesse Livermore's life could be turned into a movie. I couldnt agree more. Has anyone seen Persuit of Happiness... I know there is only a small finance link there, but something of that theme would definitely work. His life truely is inpirational! What a complex man!
  16. This book is about the same topic "CFDs" but completely different in style to Cat Davey's "making money trading cfds" or Eva Diaz "real traders real money real" (also in the book club, visit http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showforum=55) Those two books are documentations of experiences, a diary and interview respectfully. This Jeffery book is more of a detailed factual manual. It focusses more on the issues rather than the people/experiences. It quite similar to Cat Davey's first book simply called "contracts for difference" but I acutally quite prefer this Jeffery one. Its much newer and more relevant to the current CFD environment. The only issue that I have with this book is it goes a little too much into technical analysis (the last third of the book) which I have seen a hundred times before. I would have rathered more detailed discussion about CFD specific problems/advantages/issues, than generic stuff.... thats not to say the generic stuff was bad. The first part of book is really great, and really cuts to the chase about CFDs.
  17. Mistake number 6 (in the "avoiding the 15 biggest investment mistakes" chapter) is really interesting to me... because it was somewhat true for me when I started investing all those years ago. it is "winning the race before you finish" regarding investors who enjo early success with a few of their investments, and getting cocky. The trading plan goes out the window (if you had one in the begining) you think that it is all so easy, get lax with your research and dilligence... and start living a lifestyle you cant afford, thinking that the winning streak will never end. Then it does! This book is different from most others, as it really talks about how does sharetrading FIT IN with other areas of your life (bullseye top traders thinking does this well too, by the way). I think too often, traders think about their sharemarket investing in isolation, and dont think about how they could use other investments to smooth the edges, diversify and manage income stream / risk. I just LOVE the "financial plan on a page" chapter at the end, that really gives you a one page summary template for you to get your entire financial lifestyle in gear, including income, expenses, job, investment, tax EVERYTHING. Im a big fan of big picture planning, and sadly, most people prefer getting into the details.... but this book really makes it easy to take a step back and do it right first time every time (plan to succeed, instead of failing to plan). gihan-singh did you end up buying the book? What did you think of it?
  18. Thanks for that Skorpian, I completely agree with you on the Buffet link to Farleigh.... he is definitely someone from a very high intellectual class, and his writing style is a little more instructional (as in, here are the rules, here is what to do) as opposed to some other authors who are more about inspiring you to find your own answers. I would say this book is full of truths (I dont agree with all his points though) and for someone who is extremely set in their trading style, it might be a bit confrontational to read the book... but maybe its good to be forced and challenged into rethinking everything. Anyway, thanks for your review Skorpian, can't add much more other than grab the book yourself if you havn't already!
  19. wow.. just finished my copy of Power of Property then.... and it really showed how little I knew about property before I picked up the book. Boy am I glad I did. I have no intention of using property in my short term investments (maybe managed funds, but not ownership) and reading this book really gave a bit of a heads up into some of the complications. Dont get me wrong, I loved the book (really easy to read and full of useful exposure to terms and strategies). From an investment point of view, it covers financing well (in my opinion) and talks frankly about risk and not getting ahead of yourself. I would say a pretty balanced book, but obviously written by real estate enthusiasts. Anyone read it recently?
  20. I think the main difference is that the TOP STOCKS is a filtered list, selected by the author. This doesnt mean reccomendations, but is of interest. The top stocks book series has an absolute cult following with many signing up for pre-release copies in advance. I personally much prefer huntleys, as Im happy making my own decisions about which companies interest me... and huntleys has more info inside. Plus the huntley's book comes with a CD, which is searchable, scanable, and in my opinion worth the cost of the book themselves. Each to their own though...
  21. Here is a quick book review for all those thinking of buying this book: I can really summarise it in two words: "value investing" Surprisingly (or is it?) there arent that many books about value investing (that is, longer term outlook more based on fundamental data... finding companies with assets and opportunities on the books that are worth more than the share price). Most books these days are about shorter term trading, with an emphasis on charting and technical analysis (indicators, trend lines, patterns).... so its good to see some variety. One thing this book definitely is.... is DIFFERENT. Its only a tiny book, but took me ages to read, as everything was someone new (not a rehash of the same old). One thing this book does well is take a somewhat boring topic (financial analysis) and boil it down really well. Finding the intrinsic value of a comany is something you will definitely be able to do (to some extent) after reading this book. If you are a longer term investor (hold for a few quarters up to 10+ years) this book is definitely worth reading. Could someone else who has read the book share their thoughts too? Cola
  22. Hey Matt.. I stuck my neck out on the "Best Investment Book" topic and suggested your book as my number one favorite. You want to know why? It keeps getting better every time I open it up for a quick read. I could almost say the words are changing over time.... but if you look at it objectively, its obviously that my goals and trading style/rules/strategy are changing. The reason why I think bullseye is so unique is that the book gets STRONGER and has more value to the reader when you are in a state of confusion or change with your trading. This is opposed to other books who generally give you a specific strategy, and when it comes to the point where you dont like that strategy any more... its useless to you. Is this what you were intending? If you havn't read it you just gotta (In my humble opinion!) http://www.toptraderthinking.com/toptrader/shop.asp?id=42 is the link. Read the thread below for other people's view on this book. I think im not alone in my enthusiasm.
  23. I've been reading ALOT of investment/trading books recently.... Just though I'd stick my neck out that Bullseye Top Trader Thinking by Matt Kirk is seriously essential for any trader to read. Best thing is Matt is a ShareScene member so you can ask him any questions about the book via this topic http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showtopic=7618 Would be great to have all your support in making Matt feel useful, and keeping him busy with exciting and interesting questions. Rock on, Cola
  24. Hey all... Can anyone help us out in answering some questions about Macquarie CFD's guarenteed stop losses. http://www.sharescene.com/index.php?showtopic=8546 is the topic. think is a link to the Macquarie CFDs website if you can help me find the answer there. Would love your thoughts. Cola
  25. Brilliant work Sparts... you are so generous with your time. Very nice of you to share your experiences! I support all of your positive sentiments about this ebook! Its great stuff! Cola
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