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Bulls, Bears and the rest of the Farm!

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2009 at 11:00 am
Wall-Street-Bull

Wall-Street-Bull

As you all know Cameron is now working trading the stock futures and forex markets and, being keen to understand what he is actually doing, I did a little research. Now I’m not going to go into details, as unless you have a thing for numbers and a keen eye when it comes to graphs you’ll probably end up even more confused. What I do want to tell you about, however, are the Bulls, the Bears, the Chickens and the Pigs!

Above is a picture of the famous Wall-Street Bull. On Wall Street the Bulls and the Bears are in a constant struggle… Bull(ish) traders think positively and try and drive the markets upwards by buying stock, whilst Bear(ish) traders take the opposite stance and sell the market to drive it down.

Bulls & Bears

Bulls & Bears

A bull market is when everything in the economy is good, there are plenty jobs etc and stocks are rising. Picking stocks during a bull market is easier because everything is going up. However, this situation cannot last forever and sometimes it can lead to stocks becoming overvalued. If a person is optimistic and believes that stocks will go up, he or she is called a “bull” and is said to have a “bullish outlook”.

A bear market is pretty much the opposite, the economy is bad and stocks are falling.

I believe that there is only a Bull on Wall Street (and no bear) because of Wall Streets perceived aggressive nature. Lots of positive trading! I did manage to find this photography of a bull and a bear but I’m not sure where it was taken or which stock exchange this is near… does anyone know?

B&B

B&B

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Easter Celebrations

In Sites and Sounds on April 14, 2009 at 10:00 am

Easter is a BIG thing in Canadian, which is fine as it meant a holiday weekend for us. It also meant that almost EVERYWHERE (the mall, local shops and even the big supermarkets) was closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. On the Saturday we risked going to one of the larger superstores for some groceries and only just made it out a live!

We celebrated Good Friday with a trip to the Happy Cooker (which was still open!) for breakfast – bacon, eggs, home fries (fried potatoes), toast and coffee! Feeling rather full we headed to Mush-a-Mush lake for a walk. If you look through my previous blog posts you will see the lake in the snow. It’s looking quite different now it’s spring time…

The lake

The lake

Isn’t it beautiful. It has been fantastic watching the lakes freeze-up and the slowly turn back from solid white to vivid blue. It’s not much wonder everyone here paints.

We strolled around the lake and enjoyed the warmth and sunshine..

Us

Us

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A Trip to Kejimkujik National Park

In Sites and Sounds on November 29, 2008 at 7:41 pm

A weekend in Nova Scotia usually entails making some sandwiches, a flask of coffee and packing up the car with hats, scarves and golves before heading off in some random direction not quite sure what you are going to find.

This weekend was no exception so fully kitted out we headed to Kejimkujik National park via a few dirt tracks and first nation settlements.

After some poor navigation from me (the map doesn’t always correspond to the few scattered road signs) we decided to swap places i.e. Cameron navigate and me drive. I successfully managed to freak him out, drifting in some mud and testing out our car a little (although it now has a few extra teeth marks/nail scratches in the inside of the passenger door).

After the fun in the mud we decided to venture of the dirt track down a little side road in order to get an amazing lake view.

The name wasn't on the map - sorry

The name wasn't on the map - sorry!

We thought this may be a good canoeing spot but there are just so many lakes to choose from… Read the rest of this entry »