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  • Human behavior - why we hate a sale

    Human behavior - why we hate a sale

    The trend is your friend, say the analysts. Don't fight the trend is a variation of this oft-used advice, if you can call it that. Ride your winners and sell your losers, shout the guests on CNBC. Put a stop loss order - so you can sell when the stock goes DOWN 10-20% from your purchase price is also a familiar refrain. And what exactly is their track record? Anyone's guess. Since their record is hardly discussed. The agenda is always geared toward moving on to the next prediction. The pundits who recommend buying stocks that have already gone up and vice versa are respected. And those who pore through the financi...
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  • Wannabe's But Never-will Be's

    Wannabe's But Never-will Be's

    Wannabe's But Never-will Be's Life is full of endless twists & twirls but how you whether through them defines who you really are(Besides gymnastics clipart). Enough has already been penned and reported on the issue, but we just don’t seem to come out of this eloquence.It seems baffling at first, the substance that GENERALLY, we trend to think that dwelling in another domicile, being international, is appealing all the time, but yes,Ethics cannot be confined to an entire race, culture or civiliza...
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  • High level determination of relative valuation of stocks vs. bonds

    High level determination of relative valuation of stocks vs. bonds

    Now that we have covered the importance of asset allocation, it is time to get a handle on how expensive (or not) the stock market is. This can be done on an absolute level or as compared to the bond market. The bond I prefer for this comparison is the 10- year US Treasury. Of course, this benchmark should only be used for the US stock market. Other markets should probably use the respective countries' 10-yr bonds. This article will address the relative valuation of the US market wrt the 10-yr Treasury. The market's price to earnings ratio (P/E) can be computed by...
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  • Investment 001

    Investment 001

    Should women have financial independence? This was the topic in a recent thread. But what exactly is financial independence? It is not just about earnings power. It is also about knowing how to manage money. We recently went on a business trip which required 5 hours' driving each way. A colleague was unfortunate to bring up stocks. Little did she realize that the next 30 minutes would be more boring than a Misbah ul Haq inning. But the captive audience had nowhere to run. They were trapped. Some of the questions posed were: what is the criterion to pick stocks? Do you watch the prices daily? How do you know when to sell? Which sectors do you b...
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  • The Fast Food Generation Sans Fundamentals

    The Fast Food Generation Sans Fundamentals

    During my recent Indian trip, on the first day, I went to Navi Mumbai. Some youngsters around 17-18 years of age were practicing cricket. What was the first shot attempted?A sweep. The second shot?A reverse sweep! Now, these kids were kind of well heeled. So a few days later, I was watching some poor kids play cricket (and serving as second wicket keeper when the ball would beat the batsman and keeper and reach the street). What were the main shots attempted?You guessed it. Something was wrong here. The fundamentals were thrown to the wind. Instant gratification was...
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  • Lords 1982 - Pakistan V England - A memorable match

    Lords 1982 - Pakistan V England - A memorable match

    Every so often something happens which has a lasting effect on the course of future events. The second test match between England and Pakistan in 1982 at Lord’s was one of them. It changed the psychic of both teams and Pakistan which had never won a series in England before 1982, has not lost a series since this match. Yes, many other factors have contributed to Pakistan’s overall superior record over England in England since 1982 but this match helped Pakistan cross that psychological barrier of believing that they could beat England. Pakistan arrived at Lord’s having lost the first test at Edgbaston by 113 runs. The English team was full of confidence. Pakistan ...
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  • Tulu-e-Islam - طلوع اسلام - The Rise of Islam - (Bang-e-Dra)

    Tulu-e-Islam - طلوع اسلام - The Rise of Islam - (Bang-e-Dra)


    Tulu-e-Islam
    THE RISE OF ISLAM


    Daleel-E-Subah-E-Roshan Hai Sitaron Ki Tunak Tabi
    Ufaq Se Aftab Ubhra, Gya Dour-E-Garan Khawabi

    The dimness of the stars is evidence of the bright morning.
    The sun has risen over the horizon; the time of deep slumber has passed.


    Urooq-E-Murda’ay Mashriq Mein Khoon-E-Zindagi Dora
    Samajh Sakte Nahin Iss Raaz Ko Seena-O-Farabi

    The blood of life runs in the veins of the dead East:
    Avicenna and Farabi cannot understand this secret.


    Musalman Ko Musalman Kar Diya Toofan-E-Maghrib Ne
    Talatum Haye Darya Hi Se Hai Gohar Ki Seerabi

    The storm in the West made Muslims Muslims.
    Pearls are produced in abundance from the very buffetings of the sea.


    Atta Momin Ko Phir Dargah-E-Haq Se Hone Wala Hai
    Shikoh-E-Turkamani, Zehan-E-Hindi, Nutq-E-Arabi

    The true believers are once more to receive from the court of God
    The glory of the Turkamans, the intellect of the Indians and the eloquence of the Arabs.


    Asar Kuch Khawab Ka Ghunchon Mein Baqi Hai To Ae Bulbul !
    Nawa Ra Talakh Tar Mee Zan Choo Zauq-E-Nagma Kmyabi

    If there is still some trace of sleep left in the buds, my nightingale,
    Then make your songs more plaintive, for you found their desire to hear your melody too little.

    Note: The italicized line is translated from the poet Urfi Shirazi. Iqbal also used it in his poem ‘Urfi’.


    Tarap Sehan-E-Chaman Mein, Ashiyan Mein, Shakhsaron Mein
    Juda Pare Se Ho Sakti Nahin Taqdeer-E-Seemabi

    Whether your agitation be in the courtyard of the garden, in the nest, in the leafy branches—
    This quicksilver-destiny cannot be separated from mercury.


    Woh Chashm-E-Paak Been Kyun Zeenat-E-Bargistawan Dekhe
    Nazar Ati Hai Jis Ko Mard-E-Ghazi Ki Jigar Tabi

    Why should that pure-seeing eye look at the glitter of armour on the horse
    When it sees the valour of the holy warrior?


    Zameer-E-Lala Mein Roshan Charagh-E-Arzoo Kar De
    Chaman Ke Zarre Zarre Ko Shaheed-E-Justujoo Kar De

    Make the lamp of desire bright in the heart of the tulip!
    Make every particle of the garden a martyr to search!


    Sar Shak-E-Chashm-E-Muslim Mein Hai Neesan Ka Asar Paida
    Khalil-Allah (A.S.) Ke Darya Mein Hon Ge Phir Guhar Paida

    The effect of the spring-rain is born in the tears of the Muslims.
    Pearls will be born again in the sea of the Friend of God.


    Kitab-E-Millat-E-Baiza Ki Phir Sheeraza Bandi Hai
    Ye Shakh-E-Hashmi Karne Ko Hai Phir Barg-E-Bar Paida

    This book of the Radiant Community is receiving a new binding;
    The Hashimite branch is once more ready to bring forth new leaves and fruit.


    Rubood Aan Turk Sheerazi Dil-E-Tabraiz-O-Kabil Ra
    Saba Karti Hai Buay Gul Se Apna Hamsafar Paida

    The Turk of Shiraz has ravished the heart of Tabriz and Kabul;
    The morning breeze makes the scent of the rose its companion on the road.

    Agar Usmaniyon Par Koh-E-Gham Toota To Kya Gham Hai Ke Khoon-E-Sad Hazar Anjum Se Hoti Hai Sahar Paida If a mountain of grief collapsed upon the Ottomans, then why lament? For the dawn arises from the blood of a hundred thousand stars.
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  • Mirza Sahiba

    Mirza Sahiba

    She loved him badly
    but she loved her brothers too
    The world called her infidel
    and she had nobody to sue

    Fallen into exhausted slumber
    Mirza - her lover couldn't see her brothers arriving
    The renowned warrior never feared the number
    ..........the only concern Sahiba was having

    She had to choose
    between her brothers and lover
    and love had its fate
    yet to discover

    Love for brothers ruled the chart
    blood thicker than water proved even to be thicker than love
    though both pumped from the same heart

    The Love-bridge from her brothers to Mirza
    proved to be narrow
    and she broke all his spears
    and every single arrow

    Once again in the hands of fate, the love cried
    Mirza....the warrior, the lover....finally died. ...
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  • Chenab: The River Of Romance

    Chenab: The River Of Romance

    The word Punjab is of Persian origin and means "The Land of Five Rivers", namely Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas. Of these the River Chenab is associated with the love legends of Punjab in a peculiar way. The love legends are: Heer Ranjha, Sassi Punnu, Mirza Sahiban, and Sohni Mahiwal.

    The muddy waters of this river Chenab have flowed throughout the centuries but in them are the stories and legends of four tragic romances of Punjab. This entry is a dedication to this river and those romances.

    The Geography:

    The word Chenab is a formulation of the words Chen which means moon and ab which means river. So literally it means Moon River? Chenab River is formed as the glacial melt of the snow topped Upper Himalayas in the Jammu and Kashmir region. It enters Pakistan near the Sialkot district and then flows through the Punjab plain. It flows between the cities of Gujrat and Sialkot until it meets River Jhelum at Trimmu. A little further down, it is joined by River Ravi. Then Sutlej River joins Chenab at Uch Sharif. At this point it is called Punjnad (or literally Five Rivers). This confluence of Rivers finally joins Indus River at Mithankot which ofcourse flows downstream to Arabian Ocean. I have made a flash slideshow here with pictures of River Chenab (taken from various sources online). The pictures are in geographical sequence in relation to the flow of Chenab from various regions in Kashmir and then through Punjab. They start with Jammu And Kashmir region first where Chenab River is formed from the glacial melt of the Upper Himalayas and end with River...
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  • Maulana Rumi And His Students!

    Maulana Rumi And His Students!

    Once a student of Mevlana Rumi asked him about the four stations of Tasawwuf. Mevlana told him to go the room next door and asked him to slap each of the four students that were there. So the student slaped each of the four students in the room. The first one got up and slapped him back. The second one got up and just as he was about to slap him, he stopped half way. The third one just glaced at his face. The fourth one just continued to do his work. The student came back to Mevlana who explained to him. Th...
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