Q: Can feng shui improve your cash flow?
i think it doesnt matter what shoes you wear
the cashflow will always stay the same
The slide show, "10 feng shui money tips by Davenport", is a must.Originally Posted by drillinto
Since when were the Chinese into "two statues of Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance"......Originally Posted by drillinto
I prefer to use sunspot activity as the basis of my investment decisions...
"Don't Fight City Hall when you can BE City Hall"G. Edward Griffins
Faith in numbers and the performance of Chinese stocks
This morning's Wall Street Journal has a front page article titled "Chinese Investors Crunching Numbers Are Glad To See 8s." In China, many believe that "numbers contain the clues to good fortune," and the number 8 is about as good as it gets, with its pronunciation "sounding similar to the Chinese word for wealth." Since Chinese stock tickers are made up of 6 numbers, an 8 in the ticker (or in the stock's price) might influence an individual's decision to buy the stock. Conversely, the number 4 is linked to "death," so investors supposedly take notice when 4 shows up as well.
It's not our job to pass judgment in this case, so instead we did some number crunching of our own to see how stocks in the Shanghai Composite with 8s or 4s in their tickers have performed year to date. From the looks of it, the numbers have proved meaningless so far.
Stocks with 2 "8"s in their ticker are up an average of 158.8% this year compared to stocks with no "8"s up an average of 169.9%. Stocks with 2 "4"s are up an average of 177.8% compared to stocks with no "4"s up an average of 175.4%. What this really shows is that Chinese stocks are up, and up a lot.
Source: Bespoke Investment Group (USA), 24 May 2007
I find myself researching (yet to buy) stocks based on the number plate of cars that I somehow end up following for lengthy distances...
And if they translate to a stock on ASX, I take them as an eye-opener. The most recent was AGX. LOL!
What is the ASX code for feng shui . I can,t find it so I can,t trade it so my cash flow is unaffected.
Mobsters know how to improve cash flow
The Japanese like the number "8" and dislike the number "4" as well. "4" can be pronounced as "yo" or "yon" or "shi". "shi" has the same pronunciation as that in "shi-nu", which is a verb for "die". Therefore "4" is not considered a good number.
and number "8" is not only an even number, but its corresponding Chinese character looks like the shape of "Fuji" mountain, which represents Japan. That's why "8" is considered a good number, which has a different reason why the Chinese likes number "8".
When will China pass the US ?
China's economy surges 12%, sets sights on Germany
BEIJING (Reuters) — China's annual economic growth surged in the second quarter to an 11-year high of 11.9%, cementing expectations of tighter policy to keep the world's fastest-growing major economy from overheating.
The figures, released on Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics, leave China firmly on course to chalk up its fifth straight year of double-digit growth and to overtake Germany before long as the third-biggest economy in the world.
"It's stunning. We should expect them to raise interest rates or reserve requirements at any moment," said Tim Condon, head of Asia research at Dutch bank ING in Singapore.
The spurt in gross domestic product growth from 11.1% in the first quarter blew past expectations of a 10.8% rise and prompted several banks to raise their 2007 growth forecasts.
Goldman Sachs now expects an eye-popping 12.3%, while JPMorgan Chase is projecting 11.3%. Both banks had previously forecast full-year growth of 10.8%.
Annual consumer price inflation in June also beat forecasts, jumping to a 33-month high of 4.4% from 3.4% in May due to a spike in the cost of pork and grain.
Li Xiaochao, the statistics agency's spokesman, said price pressures remained relatively strong, even though first-half consumer price inflation excluding food was just 0.7%.
"We will continue with moderate tightening to control the monetary and credit situation," Li told reporters.
The quarterly growth rate was the strongest since the last three months of 1995, Lehman Bros. said. The economy expanded 10.9% that year after 13.1% growth in 1994.
Tai Hui, an economist with Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, said 11.9% growth was "in the stratosphere".
"Obviously, this puts even more pressure on the authorities to take prompt action to look at their strategy," he said. "They may not call it overheating, but the truth is, these numbers are incredibly high."
Hui and Ben Simpfendorfer, an economist at Royal Bank of Scotland in Hong Kong, both said an interest rate rise — which would be the third this year — could come as soon as Friday.
The Shanghai stock market took the prospect of imminent tightening in its stride. The exchange's main index recouped early losses to trade flat in early afternoon.
Higher borrowing costs, five increases so far this year in the proportion of deposits that banks must hold in reserve, and a flurry of edicts by government planners have had little impact on the economy, which is firing on all cylinders.
Investment in fixed assets such as factories and real estate was up 25.9% in the first half of the year; the trade surplus is setting successive monthly records; and retail sales in the first six months grew at the strongest rate since 1997.
Qu Hongbin, chief China economist at HSBC in Hong Kong, said that as well as raising interest rates and banks' required reserves, the government was likely to impose new curbs on investment in sectors that guzzle energy and spew out pollution.
"However, all these measures are usual stuff. Although they may help stop growth in investment and credit from accelerating further, they won't cause a meaningful slowdown in growth in the second half of 2007," he said in a note to clients.
While Beijing needs to control inflation, the ruling Communist Party must also find some 10 million jobs every year for workers leaving the land and flocking to the city, he noted.
And because rising inflation is almost entirely due to a surge in food prices, the central bank would not slam on the brakes, Qu said.
Indeed, given the current rate of economic growth, consumer price inflation of 4-5% should not be seen as a big problem. "As a result, the risk of over-tightening in the rest of the year is still remote, in our view," he added.
Among other figures released on Thursday, industrial output in June rose 19.4% from a year earlier, retail sales were up 16.0% and investment in urban areas in June was up 28.5%. All were stronger than expected.
After leapfrogging Britain in 2005 to become the fourth-largest economy, China is now breathing down Germany's neck.
Li said estimates of aggregate GDP vary depending on the exchange rates used. "But one thing is certain: we are drawing nearer to Germany and the gap between us is becoming smaller."
The answer to the question would have to be a resounding YES!!!
Only however, if you are one of the 'Feng Shui' shamsters that purport to be the resident expert on the subject getting paid to wander through peoples houses muttering things like 'you need a water feature in this room' in a bad asian accent..
My wife lightened my wallet employing one such scammer..
Some FengShui anagrams ...
He If Sung
I'm sensing a spike in stocks specialising in lovingly cared for genetically modified androgynous mushrooms.
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"Dump everything aggressively. Take the price to a place where it trades" - Michael Platt - Hedge Fund Market Wizards
I was in a town in Jaingxi province in south-east China which was the known as 'the Venice of China' because there were canals running through the town.
What was bizarre was that they had changed the flow of the river (i.e. it naturally flowed north to south, so they made it flow south to north) because of feng shui principles.
The things we do... ...
May you recline psychedelically in the lotus of a thousand petals while the God of Metal plays sweet, heavily distorted odes and the raven haired Lakshmi lovingly washes your feet
Does feng shui include keeping your new girlfriend out of the room while you're trying to make an important trade? If so, then YES it does improve cash flow.
The Gold Coast Conrad Jupiters casino has spent over a million dollars on Feng Shui in their high rollers room.
Feng Shui is also used to retain wealth. We have our house setup in the correct Feng Shui and although I am skeptical my parents have done well in the past 3years on the market. At the end of the day with all the hard work and research to be done in trading shares I feel you still need some luck. So I'll take it any way I can get it.
Secondly, the fact that your parents have done well on the stock market in the last 3 years doesn't prove the theory either. I made a lot of money on the stock market last week and it happened to coincide with me feeding my dog chicken every night. Are the two linked? If I feed my dog chicken for the rest of its meager life will it improve my cash flow? Nope. Association is not causation.
Truth is your parents success is just as likely to be caused by the moons gravitational pull as it is the spacial orientation of the furniture. Give your parents some credit for their success and don't just blame it on a superstition, because the reality is, they're probably very cunning traders.