宴山亭 – 北行见杏花

作者: 赵佶

裁剪冰绡,轻叠数重,淡著胭脂匀注。

新样靓妆,艳溢香融,羞杀蕊珠宫女。

易得凋零,更多少、无情风雨.

愁苦。 问院落凄凉,几番春幕?

凭寄离恨重重,者双燕,何曾会人言语?

天遥地远,千山万水,知他故宫何处?

无不思量,除梦里、有时曾去。

无据,和梦也、新来不做。

注解:冰绡(冰清的丝绸), 匀注(均匀的涂抹),靓妆 (漂亮的服饰), 蕊珠宫女(仙宫里的宫女), 凭寄(寄托),会(理解),无据(不知道为什么),和(连),新来不做(也梦不到)。

 

Oil price and currency

Oil prices directly affect value of currency through supply and demand of US dollars.  For oil exporting countries, a lower oil price will depress a country’s currency.  For example, if oil prices fall, the Canadian dollars will depreciate.  Since oil is priced in USD, if oil prices fall, the demand for USD will rise and hence USD appreciates.  If the revenue declines from 100 billion to 80 billion, then the supply of USD declines and further the demand for the CAD decline as well, which depreciate the CAD.  In addition, lower government revenue will signal a weakness in the government’s fiscal/monetary policy abilities, which will further depress the CAD.

Trading notes

So much for trading this week.  I’m trying to experience some new strategies but weren’t successful.  I gathered that the reason for failure is not due to the original concept but due to improper implementation.  One needs to be clear about the current trend to initiate trades.  Trades opened based on impulse will be doomed for failure.

To summarize, a higher high/lower low defines a trend.  Trend definition should always be the first step for trade setups.  Note a trend might reverse, and to spot the reversal, there is need to be mindful that the previous high/low must be breached for confirmation of a reversal.

南乡子 – 登京口北固亭有怀

作者: 辛弃疾

何处望神州? 满眼风光北固楼。 千古兴亡多少事? 悠悠。 不尽长江滚滚流。

年少万兜鍪, 坐断东南战未休。 天下英雄谁敌手? 操刘。 生子当如孙仲谋。

注释: 神州(中原),兴亡(国家兴亡的大事), 悠悠(太多),兜鍪(头盔,这里指士兵),坐断(占据)。

 

西江月-夜行黄沙道中

作者: 辛弃疾

明月别枝惊鹊,清风半夜鸣蝉。稻花香里说丰年,听取蛙声一片。

七八个星天外,两三点雨山前。旧时茅店社林边,路转溪头忽见。

注释:别枝(伸斜的树枝),说丰年(谈论丰收的景象),天外(夜空时隐时现的星辰),社(土地庙旁边的树林),溪头(溪桥),忽见(突然看见)。