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Just Shoot Me

Bala, 28, Gordon Gekko in the making, pseudo-intellectual, cynic, bibliophile, obsessive compulsive ranter...

running on fumes

July 28, 2008

Dear Constant Reader,

I am sort of running on fumes for the past couple of weaks; hence the paucity of posts. Will be back by the weekend.


posted by Bala, 9:45 PM | link | 1 comments |


July 17, 2008

I am not a stranger to Idiocy. I used to be a socialist in my younger days - the type which thinks all rich people are somehow guilty and hates all the shoppers at Spencer Plaza with a passion. I even wrote an "article" in my college newspaper denouncing the vices of capitalism and free markets. For such a species as mine , there was no worser enemy than co-students who read Ayn Rand (or pretended to) and thought regulation was the worst possible thing in the universe. Thats part of the reason, why i am happy at the thought of the looming recession/depression - my erstwhile idiological enemies were wrong too!. They have had the control of the world's financial system for the last two decades and look at the mess they have made out of it.


posted by Bala, 4:07 PM | link | 2 comments |


July 15, 2008

In my limited experience as an active trader i have personally experienced four bruising corrections so far - Oct 05, May 06, Dec 07 and Aug 08. I was a passive viewer during the crash of Apr 04 and a novice pink paper reader during the dot com crash of 2000 and 2001. But what is happening now is my first real life bear market. And it is absolutely frightening.


posted by Bala, 3:35 PM | link | 3 comments |

Meet the barbarians..

July 09, 2008

posted by Bala, 10:44 PM | link | 1 comments |

karadi! karadi !

July 07, 2008

Businessweek suddenly discovers that gravity exists in India. Maybe it is time to go Bull..mmmm


posted by Bala, 8:17 PM | link | 0 comments |

Speculation is the Disease

July 04, 2008

A week ago i wrote Speculation is just a symptom in the Crude Oil price rise. Now i am veering toward the view speculators are the culprits after reading this. appo ithana Naal KaLavaNi paya sagavaasam than vachirundana!


posted by Bala, 1:26 PM | link | 1 comments |

A private note

July 01, 2008

Dear new constant reader from Stockholm,

Do i know you? For some reason i believe you are a classmate of mine. If so, drop me a mail at sodabottle AT gmail.com.



posted by Bala, 10:15 PM | link | 0 comments |