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Monthly Archives: June 2016

I am going to amalgamate both Q3 and Q4 performance together, so we can just tidy up the overall reporting for 2015.

Q3 we locked in trading profits of 17.85% and in Q4, we locked in 8.68%.

I did all in all 26 trades in the second half the year averaging about 4 plus trades per month.  This also includes the trades that was withdrawn because market didn’t trigger the straddle trades.

I still have two AUDUSD call options; one expiring on 26 August 2016; BE 0.7303 (288bps premium) and another expiring on 9 July 2016; BE 0.7420 (280bps premium).

The overall absolute performance for 2015 is 178.08%, not a bad year.

Let’s see whether 2016 will bring me and us the same good fortune.

Happy trading and remember be prudent, be focused and above all, don’t be greedy.

I am glad David Cameron resigned as PM, he clearly didn’t get the confidence vote that he needed to keep the UK in the EU, so there’s no point in staying on, the people how silly as they have made their decision.

This made me reflect on Singapore.  As a Singaporean, I was quite concerned in the 2011 general elections when PAP won by an average of about 56%+, which was not great by Singapore standards, but a clear signal from the electorate that the people of Singapore were not happy with PAP.

I am so glad and encouraged that PAP, our government, my government, paid attention, took heed and spent the next few years engaging Singaporeans; by and large solving and resolving a number of pressing issues.  This culminated in PAP’s surprising victory in the 2015 elections with an average win of nearly 69%.

England, I am no longer referring to the UK anymore, because I believe the UK is gone!  If we trace back in history, the 18th century was the glory days of England and the UK.  It was the greatest empire in the world, ever since, then, England has been carving a downward path till today.

Though it would have been largely beneficial for the UK to stay in the EU, history tends to repeat itself, so the Brits again have made a poor decision which seals their fate and another negative chapter in the history of England.

Watch the world as it unfolds, Scotland will leave the UK and strike up its own deal with the EU.  North Ireland may join up with the rest of Ireland, and then, strike a deal with the EU.  Wales will also probably leave the UK, leaving the UK to just merely England.  That is what is going to happen, mark my words, it will all unfold in the next 5 years to 7 years.

England has lost everything, it no longer has a manufacturing base, all its brands are now owned by foreigners, up to 1/3 of the liquidity in the financial markets has been moved to Dubai, up to 45% of its exports is attributed to the EU, it has no innovation, it has no invention.

The only thing going for it is that it’s a services economy and that has been eroding the past few years and with Brexit, the pace will pick up.

So, all that is left is England an education centre, a financial markets centre and a strong pharmaceuticals industry.

How is England going to feed 46Million people in an environment where the country has matured and is greying, coupled with low growth, low productivity, burdensome welfare system, far too much burden on the shoulders of the young British people.


At near 10:30am or about the time when results from at least 70% of the polling centres were coming in with Brexit clearly on the table.  The JPY strengthened from 104 down all the way to 98.87.

When news came out that the BOJ may come in to intervene against the stronger yen, I decided to put in a spot position at 100.00 with a stop loss at 99.70.

I kept following the position till it reached 102.70 and I squared the position for a yum yum 2.7 yen!!!

Thank you Brexit and BOJ!

Decided to take a small punt though I wasn’t exactly comfortable with the volatility.

A two day put option was 120bps, which means for every 1Million nominal option size, the cost is $12,000/-.

Nonetheless, decided to take a small position with the following details: –

2 Day Put Option

Option Amout: $2Million

Strike: 1.4862

Premium: 115bps

Breakeven: 1.4747

It’s gone crazy now!!!!

About half of the results are in and Leave leads by 3.5%, GBP plummets.

I decided to take profit on my option and sold the option five minutes ago at 1.3490 for a whopping 1,257bps or a payout ratio of 10.4:1!!!!!

I am out for the rest of the day! Thank you UK!

I also did a trade on the USDJPY but not a straddle trade, instead, I just took an off chance view that the NFP could come in weaker and placed my bets on the JPY as follows: –

USDJPY: Stop if Offered; 108.53, Spot; 108.83 with SL; 108.80

As it turned out NFP came in very weak and my out of the money trade was triggered.

I squared the EURUSD earlier, and kept the USDJPY trade alittle longer and got out half an hour later at 107.45 for one big figure trading profit of 1.08!!!

Best part about it was I got out of this trade while in a lounge with friends drinking wine.

Here is wishing all a great TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday!

This week has been a sleepy week despite important events like ECB, manufacturing data, ADP and of course, tonight, NFP?!

Since there weren’t any trading opportunities throughout the week, it would stand to reason that the FX markets would be ‘itchy’ to create a movement if a sufficient reason was given.

Today’s NFP to cap off a lacklustre week or is it?

Anyway, we had to be there, so at 8:28pm, I put in my trade as follows: –

EURSUD: Stop if Offered; 1.1125, Spot; 1.1154 and Stop if Bid; 1.1180 with corresponding SLs at 30bps away on both sides of the goal posts.

As it turned out, NFP came out at a shocking 38K versus forecast of 159K, with alittle offsetting by unemployment rate at 4.7% verusus 4.9%

My Bid trade was triggered at 1.1180 and I waited till about 5 minutes later and squared at 1.1260 for a trading profit of 80bps……….not bad!

Thank you NFP!!!

Everyone have a great weekend!

I am out of here and going to take my wife out to meet friends for drinks.