Who wants to be a trader millionaire ?

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The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 is supposed to be comfortable on the road & also superb for that weekend track day with the boys. Now how should I know given that I am not about to blow away $1 million on this toy.

From the canyon of Wall Street in Manhattan, to the City & Canary Wharf in London to Raffles Place (and now Marina Bay) in Singapore; successful traders in banks and funds go hand-in-hand with their fancy rides & loud exhaust notes!

Many unemployed chaps have been eyeing that lifestyle giving rise to the growing ranks of day-traders including those who signed up for many ‘get rich through trading’ courses thinking that it can magically transform anybody into the next market wizard http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s8mnx.

Interestingly, even in the ranks of the real bank traders, those numbers are diminishing with impending job cuts if they have not been thinned by now with Barclays announcing another 15,000 job cuts after dismal results 2 days back http://www.bbc.com/news/business-27312798.

Asianmacro used to see quite a number of Ferraris & Lamborghini cars parked at One Raffles Quay at Marina Bay in Singapore whenever he was in town & visiting that area.  I have been seeing fewer of those cars the last time I went by & perhaps they are found here for sale now: http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/listing.php?BRSR=0&MOD=Ferrari&RPG=20&VEH=8http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/listing.php?MOD=Lamborghini&RPG=20&VEH=8

Not a good sign indeed when it runs to 4 pages of exotic cars for sale in each …

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64 footer houseboat for less than a Ferrari … in time for FIFA14 World Cup!

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It is only in Singapore that the all knowing government implementing its various policies very often distorts the prices of various consumption goods and also exacerbate the economic shocks that buffet this island from time to time.

Asianmacro looking out of his window across to the Indonesian islands is sore that we have to pay the highest price in the region and probably the world just to watch the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup http://www.goal.com/en-sg/news/3880/singapore/2014/03/18/4690244/singapore-costliest-place-to-watch-world-cup.

Well lo’ and behold, fret not. For less than a price of a Ferrari (any new model basically), you can have more metal by weight and horsepower too in getting this houseboat. http://www.simpsonmarine.com/en/brokerage/brokerage-yacht-details.aspx?id=300&fType=0&fPriceMin=3&fPriceMax=4 . All 3000 square feet of living space in this 64 footer, to plonk down the latest Ultra-Wide screen TV. And sail it nearby to Sister’s Island or just off Batam or Bintan if the TV signals are better; and you can watch all the FIFA 2014 World Cup action to your heart’s content … FOR FREE!

Asianmacro is always on the look out for an arbitrage and this probably comes close to one.  OK, now to get the Powered Pleasure Craft License http://www.mpa.gov.sg/sites/recreation_and_leisure/leisure_boating/introduction_to_pleasure_craft_licensing.page … or to find somebody who already has one and split the bill for the boat !  *OK, it’s just a thought but Asianmacro will be tuned to Indonesian TV during summer.