Tuesday, 30 June 2015

CSE - Percentage wise Top 25 Gainers and Losers in June 2015, QTD & YTD

Top Gainers in June 2015

Top Losers in June 2015

Top Gainers QTD (Quarter-to-date)

Top Losers QTD (Quarter-to-date)

Top Gainers YTD (Year-to-date)

Top Losers YTD (Year-to-date)

30-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


52 week high and low prices reached in today's trading session

Crossings - 30/06/2015 & Top 10 Contributors to Change ASPI
http://www.cse.lk/cmt/upload_cse_report_file/daily_report_32_30-06-2015.pdf

Top 10 Gainer / Loser / Turnover / Volume for the day

Top 10 Foreign Activity for the Day

Quote for the day

“Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one's body and train one's mind.” - Anil Ambani

Monday, 29 June 2015

29-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


Quote for the day

“I just wait until there is money lying in the corner, and all I have to do is go over there and pick it up. I do nothing in the meantime. Even people who lose money in the market say, 'I just lost my money, now I have to do something to make it back.' No, you don't. You should sit there until you find something.” - Jim Rogers

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Warren Buffett's 23 Most Brilliant Insights About Investing

Warren Buffett, the billionaire "Oracle of Omaha" continues to be involved in some of the biggest investment plays in the world.

Buffett is undoubtedly the most successful investor in history. His investment philosophy is no secret, and he has repeatedly shared bits and pieces of it through a lifetime of quips and memorable quotes.

His brilliance is timeless, and we find ourselves referring back to them over and over again.

We compiled a few of Buffett's best quotes from his TV appearances, newspaper op-eds, magazine interviews, and of course his annual letters.

Quote for the day

"Think about it. When we are so focused on achieving our goals, we often miss big, life-changing opportunities. Yes, opportunity knocks often, sometimes softly. And more often than not, sometimes loudly. Opportunity could be screaming and yelling at us, and yet we ignore it. People who live goal-free are constantly watching for new opportunities that present themselves in unexpected ways. With open minds—and open eyes—they’re able to identify opportunities anywhere, even in unlikely places, and anytime, even in tragedy. They keep their minds clear of clutter to allow subtle messages to appear, because on the road of life you need to be on the lookout for hidden signposts." - Stephen Shapiro

Saturday, 27 June 2015

7 Online Scams and How to Avoid Them

Criminals around the globe are getting ever more tech - savvy and there are now countless ways you can get stung online. Be alert - here are just a few online scams you should be aware about.

7 Online Scams and How to Avoid Them #infographic
Source: http://www.visualistan.com/

18 things you need to stop doing if you want to be successful

By Lolly Daskal

Too often we act as if time is infinitely available.

There's always another day, right? But that's a huge mistake.

Whether you're working or having fun, being mindful about how you spend your time is one of the best things you can do for your life.

Here are 18 time-wasters to stop cutting out today.


1. Running from problems.

Sooner or later, you will run out of places to run to. Confront your problems and get it over with.


2. Cursing the darkness.

We all have struggles and failures, but if you can focus your energy on a solution — even a small one — you've started the process of finding your way out.


3. Lying to yourself.

The truth really does set you free. The beliefs and thoughts that limit your options aren't representing your truth, and they're keeping you from realizing your visions.


4. Fear.

It is human nature to feel fear, and most of us tend to fear what we don't understand. If you can understand your fears, you can free yourself from them.


5. Negativity.

Focus on yourself with optimism and positivity instead of dwelling on the things that are holding you back.


6. The word impossible.

There's no bigger impediment to any achievement than not trying at all, or trying and giving up.


7. Winging it.

Success favors those who work hard, put in plenty of time, and do whatever it takes to make it work. When you do your part, success has a way of showing up.

8. Cynicism.

Human understanding and kindness are at the core of the happiest people.


9. Distraction.

Stop wasting your time chasing shiny objects and focus on what you really need in your life.


10. Selfishness.

A truly successful life is made of giving, sharing, and praise, not taking, demanding, and criticizing.


11. Overthinking.

Stop overthinking everything because that just makes things worse. Think good thoughts and good things will happen.


12. Hoarding.

Any form of hoarding is unhealthy and wastes your time, whether it's possessions, information, wisdom, or emotion.


13. Denial.

Look at your life and ask yourself whether what you are doing is truly representing what's within you; if not, stop denying what you really want and need.


14. Criticism.

It's easy to criticize, but it's rarely helpful. Praise is far more powerful and rewarding for everyone all around.


15. Comparison.

Remember, everyone has a unique situation and is fighting their own battles. Stop comparing yourself to others, it's never productive.


16. Procrastination.

There's no bigger waste of time than putting things off — it adds stress and takes away options for solving problems.


17. Complaining.

Taking responsibility today is the first step in accomplishing something great tomorrow.


18. Perfection.

Remember, those who seldom make mistakes seldom make discoveries. Instead of searching for perfection, take this moment and make it perfect.

And, above all, stop squandering your gifts. This life is about making yourself useful and necessary, so find your purpose and run with it.

Who knows what you'll find time for when you let go of all the time-wasting negatives in your life?
Source: www.inc.com

Quote for the day

“Reason is the main resource of man in his struggle for survival.” -  Ludwig Von Mises

Friday, 26 June 2015

26-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary

Quote for the day

“Good traders know that opportunistic speculation is a process. Ignore any one single outcome, focus on the methodology that can consistently avoid catastrophic losses, manage risk, preserve capital. A good process can be replicated, a random spin of the wheel cannot.” - Barry Ritholtz

Thursday, 25 June 2015

25-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


Quote for the day

“The successful macro investor must be some magical mixture of an acute analyst, an investment scholar, a listener, a historian, a river boat gambler, and be a voracious reader. Reading is crucial.” - Barton Biggs

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

24-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


Quote for the day

“People who doubt the existence of inefficient markets and the ability to profit from them may disagree with me. But if you think you're operating in an inefficient market like I try to do, a lot can be accomplished by getting great people, developing an effective investment approach, hunting for misvaluations, keeping psychology under control, and understanding where you are in the cycle. I am not saying that everyone should try this.”
-  Howard Marks

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

23-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


How Rich Are the Rich?



By Barry Ritholtz

The new "World Wealth Report" for 2015 was released last week from Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management. The focus is on the population of high-net-worth individuals, or HNWIs as the report calls them. The report, based on a survey of more than 5,100 wealthy people in 23 major markets, is packed with fascinating data and graphics.

You are probably familiar with some of the key themes and findings:

• Tremendous amounts of wealth have been accumulated during the past five years.

• Much of this wealth is concentrated in the top 1 percent; and a large share of that wealth is concentrated in the top 1 percent of the 1 percent.

• The very wealthy have a disproportionate impact on policy, investing and the economy.

No big surprises there. However, some of the specific data points were intriguing:

• The global HNWI population is 14.65 million, with total wealth of $56.4 trillion.

• The U.S. HNWI population is 4.68 million, with total wealth of $16.23 trillion.

• The U.S. as a region is ranked first for HNWI wealth and second for HNWI population, behind the Asia-Pacific region.



Here are a few other points worth considering:

Asia rising: Asia-Pacific overtook North America to become the region with the largest HNWI population at 4.69 million. While the two regions have swapped leadership roles before, the report notes that the growth of the Asia-Pacific region is more of a structural shift than in the past. That implies it is more likely to retain its leadership over the U.S. in terms of the number of wealthy individuals. Asia-Pacific is also likely to surpass North America in total wealth by the end of this year.

HNWI wealth expanded in Asia-Pacific somewhat more slowly (6.7 percent) than in North America (7.2 percent) in 2014. These were the second-slowest rates of growth during the past five years. These two regions were the only ones that outpaced their five-year (2009 to 2014) annualized growth rates of wealth held by the richest people.

Interestingly, India was the fastest-growing market for wealthy individuals in 2014, climbing 26 percent, and jumping five places to rank 11th globally.

Ultra-HNWIs: The 1 percent of the 1 percent now account for 35 percent of the wealth held by the richest people.

Wealth grew even more concentrated last year. Just two nations, the U.S. and China, helped drive more than half the global population growth of the wealthiest people; the next 10 markets expanded by less than the global average.

Perhaps the most significant data point regarding global wealth is the forecast: Wealth held by the richest people will rise 7.7 percent a year to $70 trillion by 2017.




Investments: Perhaps the most significant news is that the wealthy now have more capital invested in stocks than any other asset class. The report notes that "equity allocations moved slightly ahead of cash as the dominant asset" in the portfolios of the rich. Wealthy Japanese and Latin Americans increased their equity holdings the most. Note that this is based on surveys, not actual portfolio data.

It is intriguing to consider that despite the strong rally in equities -- especially in the U.S. since 2009 and in China since 2014 -- cash was still the top holding a year earlier. It is unclear if the increase in equity holdings came about through an increased allocation to stocks or through appreciation. I suspect it may be the latter.

The disproportionate amount of cash is intriguing as well. The top two reasons respondents gave for holding so much cash were 1) as a hedge in case of market volatility and 2) lifestyle needs. This suggests the scars from the financial crisis linger, but that the willingness of the rich to spend on luxury goods won't end.

Finally, the disproportionate impact the 1 percent has on just about everything is something to keep in mind. If you want to better understand much of what is going on -- from policy to investing to the economy -- what the wealthiest investors do tells us a lot about where the world is headed.

www.bloombergview.com

Quote for the day

“Investors face not one but two major risks: the risk of losing money and the risk of missing opportunities.” – Howard Marks

Monday, 22 June 2015

22-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


Quote for the day

“There are times when money can be made investing and speculating in stocks, but money cannot consistently be made trading every day or every week during the year. Only the foolhardy will try it. It is just not in the cards and cannot be done.” - Jesse Livermore

Sunday, 21 June 2015

5 Superpowers of Billionaires

1) Warren Buffett
Warren Buffet has the uncanny ability to find the right person for the right job.


Warren Buffett’s 14 Best Tips for the Class of 2015

By Elyssa Kirkham
As a self-made billionaire, Warren Buffett has plenty of first hand knowledge about what it takes to achieve success. So when Buffett gives advice, people listen. But for those about to leave college to start careers, this advice could prove particularly valuable and help the graduates get a sense of where they should be going and how fast they can get there. Below are the 14 best pieces of advice he has given to students and young people.

Quote for the day

“The professional investor has no choice but to sit by quietly while the mob has its day, until the enthusiasm or panic of the speculators and non-professionals has been spent. He is not impatient, nor is he even in a very great hurry, for he is an investor, not a gambler or a speculator. The seeds of any bust are inherent in any boom that outstrips the pace of whatever solid factors gave it its impetus in the first place. There are no safeguards that can protect the emotional investor from himself.” - J Paul Getty

Saturday, 20 June 2015

6 Questions To Ask Yourself Whether To Quit Trading

Answer these questions and you will know whether your should quit trading

The average trader believes that he just has to get enough screen-time, find the one indicator that gives him the best entries and hope that markets are finally going back to ‘normal’ so that he can be a profitable trader. Trading is hard and it takes many years until you can be a profitable trader, but 99% of all traders will never get there even after years of trading. If you have been involved in trading for a few years you will probably know some people who still look like bloody amateurs after many years of trading and are as far from becoming a profitable trader as they were when they first started out. The way the average trader approaches trading has nothing to do with how you transform yourself into a professional trader. In the following we explore the top reasons why traders do not make progress and why their beliefs will always hinder them from becoming profitable. While you go over the list, be honest to yourself.

Quote for the day

“In a nutshell, if you're too conservative, you won't do any trades, and if you're too aggressive, you're going to get picked off a lot. The trick is to try to strike a balance between the two.” - Jeff Yass

Friday, 19 June 2015

Lost in Life? Here’s Some Inspiration.

Lost in life? Not quite sure what to do next? Feel like you are doomed to failure in everything you do?

Well, everyone starts from somewhere. Here are some success icons, who up till their 30s — some 50s — did not make much out of their life. It was later in life that they start blossoming into their vocations. After all, success takes time to brew sometimes, doesn't it?

19-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary


Quote for the day

“Your current conditions do not reflect your ultimate potential, but rather the size and quality of goals upon which you currently are focusing.” -  Tony Robbins

Thursday, 18 June 2015

The World's Top 100 Airlines in 2015


The World's Top 100 Airlines in 2015

In the World Airline Awards ceremony at Paris Airshow, Skytrax announced the world's Top 100 Airlines in 2015, voted for by airline customers around the in a global passenger survey. The World Airline Awards are coveted Quality accolades for the world airline industry and regarded as a global benchmark of Airline Passenger Satisfaction levels. The Awards are not subscriber based or a profit-driven award programme, and are referred to as the Passengers Choice Awards for the airline industry.
The World's Top 100 Airlines - 2015
2014 Rating
1Qatar Airways2
2Singapore Airlines3
3Cathay Pacific Airways1
4Turkish Airlines5
5Emirates4
6Etihad Airways9
7ANA All Nippon Airways6
8Garuda Indonesia7
9EVA Air12
10Qantas Airways11
11Asiana Airlines8
12Lufthansa10
13Austrian21
14Swiss Int'l Air Lines13
15Air France25
16Virgin Australia15
17Air New Zealand16
18Dragonair28
19Thai Airways14
20British Airways17
21Japan Airlines23
22Hainan Airlines19
23Bangkok Airways20
24Malaysia Airlines18
25AirAsia31
26Virgin America46
27Air Canada24
28KLM32
29Aegean Airlines30
30Hong Kong Airlines29
31Finnair37
32LAN Airlines33
33Norwegian38
34South African Airways22
35Oman Air27
36China Southern35
37Virgin Atlantic34
38Korean Air26
39easyJet44
40Air Astana41
41Jetstar Airways39
42SilkAir40
43AirAsia X36
44Indigo43
45Delta Air Lines49
46Aeroflot51
47WestJet45
48Porter Airlines55
49Avianca47
50jetBlue Airways59
51TAM Airlines42
52China Airlines54
53Jetstar Asia50
54Brussels Airlines48
55Vietnam Airlines58
56Iberia67
57SAS Scandinavian52
58Scoot61
59Thomson Airways68
60United Airlines53
61Aer Lingus65
62Azul  Airlines63
63Air Seychelles62
64Copa Airlines57
65Alaska Airlines69
66Azerbaijan Airlines72
67Southwest Airlines71
68Transaero Airlines56
69Air Mauritius60
70TAP Air Portugal64
71Air Berlin70
72Germanwings82
73SriLankan Airlines73
74Alitalia76
75Peach80
76Jet Airways75
77Ethiopian Airlines74
78American Eagle79
79American Airlines89
80Air Transat90
81Icelandair81
82Hawaiian Airlines88
83Air Nostrum83
84Saudi Arabian Airlines77
85China Eastern94
86Kenya Airways84
87Philippine Airlines93
88Gulf Air86
89Juneyao Airlines118
90TAAG Angola Airlines92
91Tianjin Airlines66
92Shenzhen Airlines78
93Air China85
94SpiceJet87
95Tiger Airways SIN91
96Mango95
97Vueling Airlines96
98NIKI103
99Kulula100
100Fiji Airways97
Source: http://www.worldairlineawards.com/

18-Jun-2015 CSE Trade Summary