Wednesday, 30 November 2016

CSE - Percentage wise Top 25 Gainers and Losers in November 2016 & YTD

Top Gainers in November 2016

Top Losers in November 2016

Top Gainers YTD (Year-to-date)

Top Losers YTD (Year-to-date)

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 30-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Intelligence is measured by a person's ability to see validity within both sides of contradicting arguments." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 29-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot

Monday, 28 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 28-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates

Sunday, 27 November 2016

10 Brutal Truths About Success No One Wants to Hear (Except People Who Hunger for Success)

Want to be successful? 
Start by radically changing your approach to business and to life.

By Jeff Haden

Ask successful people how they achieved their success and you'll hear words like "hard work," "sacrifice," and "persistence."

Dig a little deeper and you'll find some other common attitudes and habits, like these:

1. They know their success was only inevitable in hindsight.

Read stories of successful entrepreneurs and it's easy to think they have some intangible entrepreneurial something--ideas, talent, drive, skills, creativity, whatever--that you don't have.

Wrong. Success is inevitable only in hindsight. It's easy to look back on an entrepreneurial path to greatness and assume that every vision was clear, every plan was perfect, every step was executed flawlessly, and tremendous success was a foregone conclusion.

It wasn't. Success is never assured. Only in hindsight does it appear that way.

If you're willing to work hard and persevere, who you are is more than enough. Don't measure yourself against other people.

Pick a goal and measure yourself against that goal--that is the only comparison that matters.

2. They decided to choose themselves.

Once you had to wait: to be accepted, to be promoted, to be selected--to somehow be "discovered."

Not anymore. Access is nearly unlimited; you can connect with almost anyone through social media. You can publish your own work, distribute your own music, create your own products, attract your own funding.

You can do almost anything you want--and you don't have to wait for someone else to discover your talents.

The only thing holding you back is you--and your willingness to try.

3. They help others succeed, knowing that ensures they will succeed.

No one accomplishes anything worthwhile on his or her own. Great bosses focus on providing the tools and training to help their employees better do their jobs--and achieve their own goals. Great consultants put their clients' needs first. Great businesses go out of their way to help and serve their customers.

And as a result, they reap the rewards.

If you're in it only for yourself, then someday you will be by yourself. If you're in it for others, you'll not only achieve success. You'll also have plenty of real friends.

4. They know that sometimes the best way to finish first is to be the last.

Success is often the result of perseverance. When others give up, leave, stop trying, or compromise their principles and values, the last person left is often the person who wins. Other people may be smarter, better connected, more talented, or better funded. But they can't win if they aren't around at the end.

Sometimes it makes sense to give up on ideas, projects, and even businesses--but it never makes sense to give up on yourself.

The one thing you can always be is the last person to give up on yourself.

5. They do what no one else is willing to do.

The extra mile is a lonely place, because almost no one goes there.

Go there--as often as you can.

6. They don't network. They truly connect.

Often the process of building a network takes on a life of its own and becomes a numbers game.

You don't need numbers. You need real connections: people you can help, people you can trust, people who care.

So forget numbers. Reach out to the people whom you want to be part of your life--even if just your professional life--for a long time. When you do, forget about receiving and focus on providing; that's the only way to establish a real connection and relationship.

Make lasting connections and you create an extended professional family. You'll be there when they need you, and they will be there when you need them.

7. They think, but more important, they do.

Strategy is not a product. Binders are filled with strategies that were never implemented.

Develop an idea. Create a strategy. Set up a rudimentary system of operations. Then execute, adapt, execute some more, and build a solid operation based on what works.

Success isn't built on strategy. Success is built through execution.

Incredibly successful people focus on executing incredibly well.

8. They know "leader" is a title that is earned, not given.

"Leaders" aren't just the guys who double the stock price in six months, or the gals who coerce local officials into approving too-generous tax breaks and incentives, or the guys who are brave enough to boldly go where no man has gone before.

(If you don't get that last reference, you're too young. Or I'm too old. Probably both.)

Those are examples of leadership--but typically the kind of leadership that is situational and short-lived.

Real leaders consistently inspire, motivate, and make you feel better about yourself than you might even think you have a right to feel. They're the kind of people you'll follow not because you have to but because you want to.

You'll follow them anywhere--and you'll follow them forever, because they have a knack for making you feel like you aren't actually following. Wherever you're headed, you always feel like you're going there together.

Creating that bond takes time.

9. They see success as an outcome, not a driver.

Ever heard someone say, "If I got promoted, then I would work harder"? Or, "If the customer paid more, then I would do more"? Or, "If I thought there would be a bigger payoff, I would be willing to sacrifice more"?

Successful people earn promotions by first working harder. Successful businesses earn higher revenue by first delivering greater value. Successful entrepreneurs earn bigger payoffs by first working hard, well before any potential return is in sight.

Most people expect to be compensated more before they will even consider working harder.

Incredibly successful people see compensation as the reward for exceptional effort, not the driver--whether that reward is financial or personal or simply the satisfaction that comes from achieving what you worked incredibly hard to achieve.

10. They wish you knew there really are no dirty little secrets.

Except this one: There are no magic bullets. There are no shortcuts. There are no hacks.

Success--in whatever you choose to pursue--is always achieved through hard work and persistence.

It's easier to assume that other people succeed because they have something you don't have. But in reality, the primary difference is that they are willing to do something you won't do.

So go do it.

Quote for the day

“To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” - Alrik Koudenburg

Saturday, 26 November 2016

11 Things Successful People Are Thankful For, Which Most People Never Realise

Counter-intuitive? Absolutely. But they all make sense.

By Jeff Haden

Although for many people Thanksgiving means family and friends and turkey and stuffing and stuffing ourselves, the day is also a reminder to give thanks.

This Thanksgiving, take a second to be thankful for a few things you might not have considered blessings:

1. Pressure
As Nascar driver Joey Logano told me recently, "It's really cool to have the opportunity to have pressure. A lot of people don't get the opportunity to have pressure. It's a privilege to have pressure. There's no better feeling than winning when your back was against the wall."

Feeling pressure means you have the chance to do something meaningful, something that matters to you, something you care about.

Embrace opportunities to feel pressure. You should only be concerned if you never feel pressure, because that means you're missing out on opportunities to truly live.

2. Failure

For most of us, failure isn't the end of the world. Failure is just the end of an idea or a possibility or a dream. When we fail, we can move on to something else, with luck a little wiser and a lot more likely to succeed.

For some, though, failure means going without--or worse, possibly forcing their children to go without.

Failure sucks, but never being able to take a chance on your skills, your experience, and your vision is much, much worse.

Be thankful you have the opportunity to fail on terms you at least partly set. Many people do not.

3. Criticism

People criticize only when they care. While people still care about you or your business, you have the opportunity to do something better, to do something differently, to change their minds--or to just meet in the middle.

Apathy is much, much worse.

4. Decisions

You might have so many options and potential choices, both business and personal, that you feel stressed and even overwhelmed.

Flip it around: Imagine how it would feel to have few, if any, options. Imagine how it would feel to have few, if any, viable choices.

Be thankful you have choices you need to make--the more choices the better.

5. Sadness

When you're sad, that means you care, and caring is the mother of changing things for the better.

Apathy is much, much worse.

6. Respect

Think of people you admire. Think of people who have earned your trust and esteem.

Be thankful those people are part of your life. In fact, don't just be privately thankful. Tell them how you feel.

That will make them grateful for people like you.

7. Struggle

Not unintentional struggle. Intentional struggle: like choosing to work incredibly hard or to push through a mental or physical barrier or to make sacrifices for the good of the people who rely on you.

When you struggle and fight and endure, you not only stretch the limits of what you believe you are capable of, but you also sometimes enter a state of grace that you find only when you strip away what is truly nonessential (which turns out to be most of what you worry about).

Struggling helps you learn who you really are--and who you really want to be.

8. Waiting

Remaining patient is rarely fun, but having to wait can be a good thing.

For example, research shows that where vacations are concerned, the biggest boost in happiness comes from planning to get away. And this vacation anticipation boosts happiness for an average of eight weeks.

After the vacation, though, happiness levels quickly drop to baseline levels--usually within days. Soon the people who went on a vacation are no happier than the people who did not.

Be thankful you need to wait--especially for something you really want. The anticipation alone is worth it.

Besides, waiting for what you want--not what you need, but what you want--is a luxury only those who are already blessed can afford.

9. Regret

Think about something you wish you had done better. Or handled differently. Or think about something you wish you had done but for whatever reason, you didn't.

Painful? Sure. And motivating.

Use that motivation today. Call a friend you've lost touch with. Mend fences with a family member. Be the bigger person and say you're sorry. Do something you wish you had done.

You'll be thankful you did.

10. Family

Take a look around the table. I know: Uncle Bob is overbearing. Aunt Ethel can't stay out of anyone's business. Your sister resents you, and your dad can't stop babying you.

They can be terrible--and you'll miss them terribly when they're gone. Smile, see the good in each of them, and be glad you have a family.

Many people would love to have a terrible family like yours.

11. This moment

Because you have the time and resources to do something like reading this post, that means you have time: to improve yourself, to consider new ideas, to try to be a better person, to build better relationships with family and friends.

Time is our most important asset and what we should all be the most thankful for. Time makes everything else possible.

Don't waste it.


Quote for the day

“Don't storm the fortress of fortune—lay siege to it.” - Dickson G. Watts

Friday, 25 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 25-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." - Clint Eastwood

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 24-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"What we should really fear is not failure but the heart that is no longer brave enough to take risks and embrace challenges." - G-Dragon

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 23-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"When a man's knowledge is not in order, the more of it he has the greater will be his confusion." - Herbert Spencer

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 22-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Common sense is something that everyone needs, few have, and none think they lack." - Benjamin Franklin

Monday, 21 November 2016

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Quote for the day

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." - Bil Keane

Quote for the day

“To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” - Alrik Koudenburg

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Character and Trading Success

By Brett Steenbarger, Ph.D.

Character reflects who we are as people: our deepest values, priorities, and strengths. Talent and skill leads people to do things right. Character is about standing up for and doing the right things. I am struck by how long-term success in financial markets often reflects character. Doing the right things leads people to not blow up; it leads them to attract the right people; it inspires loyalty. When I was doing recruitment interviewing at a hedge fund, I recall candidates talking about themselves, pounding on what made them special. They wanted to display confidence. Instead, in their exclusive me, me, me focus, they displayed a questionable character.

Character shows up when trading the money of others. It shows up in one's dealings with peer traders. The truly great basketball players make their teammates better; true leaders act on principle even when that is not the most immediately popular or expedient course. Character means we stand up for what we believe and act in a way that is consistent with our highest values.

We can train skill, but character is built upon role modelling. The character of those we're closest to is likely to reflect our own character. It's one thing to journal about whether you traded well or poorly, whether your psychology is positive or not. A different focus would be to consider your character and whether it's truly being expressed in your market-related dealings. We don't have to discipline ourselves to do the right things if those right things are intrinsic to who we are as people.

Quote for the day

"You have to understand what market history looks like. What market history tells you is that the very, very best investments are made when things look the worst." - William J. Bernstein

Friday, 18 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 18-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"The purpose of investing is not to simply optimise returns and make yourself rich. The purpose is not to die poor." - William J. Bernstein

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 16-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls." - Winston Churchill

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 15-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John C. Maxwell

Monday, 14 November 2016

Quote for the day

"If you let cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If you let your upset mind settle, your course will also become clear." - Gautama Buddha

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Quote for the day

"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need." - Vernon Howard

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Quote for the day

"To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like." - Mike Kafka

Friday, 11 November 2016

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 10-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority." - Ken Blanchard

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 09-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." - William Ellery Channing

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 07-Nov-2016

Quote for the day

"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." - Deepak Chopra

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 03-Nov-2016

Crossings - 03/11/2016 & Top 10 Contributors to Change ASPI

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

Top 10 Foreign Activity for the Day 

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 02-Nov-2016

Crossings - 02/11/2016 & Top 10 Contributors to Change ASPI

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

Top 10 Foreign Activity for the Day

Quote for the day

"A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether." - Roy H. Williams