Increase Your Earning Power with Forex Day Trading

Before one can truly understand the basics of forex day trading, one must first be familiar with two terms – forex and day trading. The foreign exchange market, or more commonly called as forex, is a global financial market for trading currencies. Day trading, on the other hand, refers to the buying and selling of securities on the same day. Thus, forex day trading is simply the buying and selling of currencies within the day.

If you wish to engage in forex day trading, you should be able to make snap decisions with your money because many things can happen in minutes, if not in seconds. This type of financial trading likewise entails a lot of focus because you will be staring at screens, graphs and charts during the day. This may be hard initially, but with hard work and determination, you can develop the skill over time. Check this out to learn more about forex day trading,

Although forex day trading can be a hard nut to crack at first, it is better than stock day trading in many ways. For one, the foreign exchange market is open 24 hours in a day, which means that any trader can freely choose which hours to trade. Thus, the trader, and not the market itself, define the beginning and end of the trading day.

Also, remember that in stock trading, you need to choose among hundreds of individual stocks. This is quite overwhelming compared to the relatively few seven major currencies and some other minor currencies that you need to choose from in forex trading.

Forex is likewise the liquid market in the world. This allows a trader to enter and exit a stock at a good price as liquidity usually results to close spread between the bids and asked price.

Another feature that makes forex day trading attractive is it provides minor investors the freedom to trade currencies with less restrictions compared to stock day trading. With forex, one can easily make a living speculating on various foreign currencies. However, since forex is largely affected by any news or events that may have an impact on the economy, it’s very important that one pay close attention to any current news that affects the currency exchange rates.

Just as with any other trading business, forex day trading has potential risks and benefits. So in order to corner the market, one must be very alert and vigilant so that your investments will result in profits, not losses.

Breathe Easy with NasoClear Nasal Spray

For as long as I can remember, I would often suffer from a condition where tiny rashes would appear around my eyes making them itch so much. This happened when I get exposed to dust…lots of dust. After the itching, my nose would get runny, I would start sneezing uncontrollably, and then my eyes would swell severely, to the point where even the whites of my eyes swelled. I didn’t know what name to give that condition. What I was sure of was that it was very irritating.

I found out later on that it was allergic rhinitis, and I still suffer from it every so often. In fact, I have written several blog posts about it. Allergic rhinitis has somehow become a part of my life, so much so that I’ve learned how to go about my daily routine even if my eyes are swelling and I can hardly see what I’m writing.

The only reprieve I got from it was when my brought home a bottle of saline spray from the US, which she told me to use when my rhinitis strikes. I’ve used up the entire bottle and I was starting to get worried since I didn’t know where I could buy the same brand here. Fortunately, a call was made for bloggers to review NasoClear, a nasal spray with 0.65% saline solution. Incidentally, NasoClear is a quality product of Unilab, so you can be sure of its effectiveness.

The first one to use it was my mom, who currently has colds. She said she had a hard time breathing the other night, so I gave her the bottle of NasoClear and told her to spray it 2-4 times in each nostril. She did as I instructed, and when I asked her the following day how she’s feeling, she told me she was able to sleep well because the clogging of her nose loosened.

20140415_151043The next one to try it was yours truly. As much as it embarrasses me to admit, I’m allergic to non-mineral eye makeup. However, for the sake of beauty, I dabbed eye shadow on my lids yesterday as I was preparing for an evening event. We’ve barely reached home when my eyes started to itch. I knew what was coming next, so I sprayed NasoClear in my nostrils even before the nasal irritation started. I guess it worked wonders because I woke up with a clear nose and no more itching of the eyes.

Given that I’ve proven how effective NasoClear is, I am now determined to always have a bottle or two handy. For sufferers of allergic rhinitis as I am, NasoClear is a godsend! Breathing is now easy with NasoClear.

Deprivation and Meditation: Sudden Flight Series at the Picasso Abstract Painter Chiqui Rodriguez

Filipino abstract painter, Chiqui Rodriguez announces her major new series entitled SUDDEN FLIGHT, her solo show to be held in Zurich by late summer will have its preview opening in a two-man show at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, hosted by Altromondo Gallery on 29 May 2014 and continuing through 18 July 2014.

The 15 selected paintings from over 100 works that comprise the SUDDEN FLIGHT series, awash in vibrant color, are sure to dazzle visitors to the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Chiqui’s unique approach to blending acrylic pigments on canvas creates gem-like surfaces. Peering through the surface to what is depicted below, the viewer realizes that all is not as glowing as it first appears. Chiqui is noted for her deep abstraction of complex realism.

Chiqui also explores a complex subject; her work calls attention to our culture’s thought of hardwork. Much of Chiqui’s artwork is influenced by her experience in the corporate world. Through this new body of work, she connects hardwork to social class as a form of meditation.


Says Chiqui of her SUDDEN FLIGHT series, “I was inspired by my short trip to Brussels after a show held in Berlin in 2013. I arrived with the intent of finding an artist who would be willing to collaborate with me in my upcoming projects, so I started to look around. Instead of finding an artist, I found some Filipinos who work around the city. My interaction with them in a different environment led to varied conversations about how challenging life is to be away from their love ones but nevertheless find solace knowing that their families benefit from their sacrifice. I started on my e-sketchpad and started to express my thoughts after this encounter. The title ‘Sudden Flight’ refers to several layers of meaning: sudden burst of happiness, excitement as reaching out lives of far-flung Filipinos extending compassion, a moment of bliss.”

The show plans to bring forward awareness on the inner thoughts of Overseas Filipino Workers.

About the Artist:

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Chiqui Rodriguez enjoys telling people how she started as an artist. It kicked-off one morning discussing the paintings she had been working on back in 2003 while having coffee with her long-time confidante.

Fearful that she did not finish a BFA degree, she was nevertheless encouraged to share her work publicly because painting has been her hobby since she was six. Through her renewed confidence and the opportunity entrusted in her, she learned that she can do anything to cultivate her art. With this experience, she believed that she can also inspire others that everything is possible if you put your heart into it. Chiqui went on to develop her signature painting style since then. The politically motivated environment of the Philippines and her adventures while traveling between Asia Pacific and Europe molded her ideals of optimism, hope and internal happiness. The first of five series from her upcoming exhibition “Sudden Flight” is now viewable through and Saatchi Art. While the Manila preview of the fourth series is on 29 May 2014 at the Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences hosted by Altromondo Gallery (

Chiqui continues to research on cultural entrepreneurship in developing countries like the Philippines and remains active in various social causes.

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The Easy Guide to Choosing Carpet

Either love it or hate it, there is one that that is certain when it comes to carpet, and that is the level of comfort and warmth this popular flooring option provides. With literally thousands of styles and options that exist in today’s flooring world, it can be quite daunting choosing the best carpet when the time comes. Nothing compares to the soft, luxurious feeling of carpet under the foot, and for homes with adventurous toddlers, carpet can provide immense cushioning to prevent injury from falls. If you’re seriously considering installing a carpet in your home, try these tips to choose the best one:

  1. Make padding a priority. The padding of a carpet is essentially the foundation of the carpet, so it’s important to choose a carpet that offers a suitable amount of padding.
  2. Consider every carpet style that exists. From plush to Berber, do your research and speak to a flooring professional to learn of the benefits of each.
  3. Find a budget and stick to it.
  4. Select a flooring provider  that can be trusted. Be sure to ask about warranties and policies before committing to anything.
  5. Compare colors and patterns to ensure you’re making a decision you can be happy with. Take swatches home to see how they look against your wall and other décor elements.
  6. Let the professionals handle it! Flooring installation may seem easy to do yourself, but carpet can be a tricky process. Choosing professional flooring installation over DIY can ensure the longevity of your flooring, as it will be installed correctly right out of the gate.

Illumination: What You Should Know about Light Bulbs

When it comes to light bulbs, most consumers don’t stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings in the illuminating industry. In fact, most Americans are unaware that Congress has begun a phasing out plan to get rid of the most popular type of light bulb. This will mean that consumers will be forced to use one of the many other options available for lightening.

Incandescent Light Bulbs

These light bulbs are one of the most commonly used and least expensive lightening options available. Incandescent bulbs are versatile and provide warm and complimentary lightening. However, they are not considered energy efficient and don’t last as long as other types. Because of their lack of energy efficiency, the government passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007 that requires improved energy efficient standards for light bulbs. This means that incandescent bulbs are being phased out in favor of more energy efficiency options.

Halogen Light Bulbs

These bulbs put off light that is the closet to natural daylight as you are able to get with artificial lightening. Halogens are a bit better than incandescent when it comes to energy efficient, but burn hotter and are more expensive. Halogen works best for situation lightening, floodlights and certain fixtures. Most illumination professionals can help you decide whether halogen light bulbs are the right choice for you. For example, visit for expert advice on the types of halogen bulbs available for your needs.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs

The words fluorescent lightening is commonly associated with a long tube-shaped bulb that produces harsh lightening. However, many different types of fluorescents are available including circular and U-shaped bulbs. Fluorescents usually last longer and produce more light than incandescent, and work well in basements and garages.

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Also known as CFLs, compact fluorescent bulbs consume last 10 times longer and use about 1/4 of the amount of energy that normal incandescent bulbs do. CFLs don’t have any of the downfalls of old fluorescent lights and can be used as a replacement for incandescent lightening. CFLs can last up to 9 years but contain a small amount of mercury that can pose serious health concerns if the bulb breaks.

LED Light Bulbs

Light-emitting diode – or LED – is a highly energy efficient, long-lasting lightening technology that can save up to 80-percent annually on your energy costs. Despite their positive features, LEDs only provide directional light and not diffused lightening that consumers expect from general room lighting. Some newer models are made from clusters of LEDs to achieve more of a diffused light. However, these bulbs are five or six times more expensive than CFLs.