High stakes poker. International terrorism. And creepy guys who bleed tears. LE CHIFFRE Nothing sinister. I'm Peter Bielagus and this, is money in the movies. Hello and welcome to money in the movies, where we review films based on their financial accuracy.
This week's film is Casino Royale, directed by Martin Campbell, and starring Daniel Craig as the legendary James Bond. The film's antagonist, Le Chiffre, is a banker to the world's terrorists. Just like you and I don't want to put our money under our mattress, neither do those of the criminal persuasion. Just like terrorists, when we do put our money in a bank we want to be sure it is super safe. I want no risk in the portfolio. Exactly. No risk in the portfolio means, no risk in the portfolio https://www.casinoslots.co.nz/welcome.
Unfortunately Le Chiffre doesn't heed the instructions of his customers. In fact he goes completely in the opposite direction by using his client’s money in a very risky investment strategy known as short selling. Most investment strategies involve buying an investment at a low price. And then selling it at a higher price.
Short selling or shorting works in reverse. You sell high, and then buy low. The way this works is you borrow stock from another investor. You sell THEIR stock at a high price, and wait for the stock to go down.
If and when it does, you buy that stock back at the lower price and then return the stock to the person you borrowed it from. So people who short a stock are hoping it will go down. In the film, Le Chiffre gives the stock market a little help. Once he has the terrorist’s cash, he calls his stockbroker and says:
LE CHIFFRE Short another million shares.
BROKER Everyone expects this stock to go nowhere but up. Remember, once our tears of blood crying friend-
LE CHIFFRE Nothing sinister. Yeah tell that to your prom date's father.
Anyway. Once he shorts that stock, he has borrowed the shares from someone else, and he must return those shares even if their price goes up. In the movie, Le Chiffre shorts an airline stock and his plan is to blow up the new airplane they are introducing, using this guy- A key chain. And a fuel truck keeps leaking gas. And keeps leaking gas.
Thankfully James Bond stops the terrorist, the stock does go up and because of his risky investment move, Le Chief loses-
LE CHIFFRE $1,457,980. The film does hit a nerve because a similar tactic appears to have been used to profit from the Terrorist attacks of 9/11. On screen we see a newspaper heading "Profiting from Disaster" Using a strategy similar to short selling, a large number of put options, were purchased on American Airlines Stocks. Put options are another investment that you purchase with the hopes that the stock price goes down. After the attacks, American Airlines stock did go down, making the investors of those put options a lot of money, very quickly.
Investors short the market when they believe bad news is on the way. The only trouble is that if they're wrong, or if James Bond happens to be around, short selling is one of the few investment strategies that carries unlimited risk. For most of us, you, me, and Mr. I cry tears of Blood. Do you REALLY believe that?
Your tears are BLOOD do you honestly believe that doesn’t freak people out? Anyway for most of us, we should pass on short selling. That being said, the film is accurate in its portrayal of how short selling works, so I give it Three dollar signs. I’m Peter Bielagus and this is money in the movies.
BREAK Hey everyone, Peter Bielagus here, thanks for watching money in the movies. I hope you enjoyed that episode of Casino Royale.
Remember even though this week is Bond week, last week was Batman week. If you click HERE you can check out my review of the Dark Knight Rises, because there is a similarity in between that film and Casino Royale. Remember in Casino Royale, Le Chiffre wanted the stock market to go down to make money off his short sale. In The Dark Knight rises, Bane uses Bruce Wayne’s fingerprints to purchase put options which are another investment you can buy to make money when a stock goes down.
9. Talk and Walk
The Mayo Clinic found that heavy people sit down an average of two and half hours more than thin people every day. Don't catch yourself sitting down when you don't have to. Every time that phone rings, pick it up and pick yourself up! Take a little walk around the room while you talk. Clean your room while you talk. Do your laundry. Move while you talk instead of just sitting down and you'll be burning 50 calories or more.
10. An Apple a Day... And Maybe A Pear
You may well know that fruits are a great addition to a weight loss diet plan. However apples and pears have shown clear signs of helping people lose weight. Apples and pears are filled with fiber and water, which will make you feel fuller and eat less. A study conducted with 411 overweight women found that an intake of three apples or three pears per day brought about weight loss in overweight women. Just remember not to overindulge. Don't eat a pear when you're full. Eat it as a snack or replace a calorie-packed dessert.
11. Toothpaste Diet
Okay, I know there are some toothpastes that taste good, but don't start eating toothpaste yet. If you are having problems with controlling portions, (I know I do) toothpaste may be your way of doing that. If you are simply eating too much, by brushing your teeth with mint or some fresh-flavored toothpaste (not the grape kind), you will start losing some of that appetite. There are two reasons for this. 1. Your taste buds in your mouth are very sensitive. By brushing your teeth, the food most likely will not taste so good after brushing your teeth. 2. After you brush, there is something that triggers in your mind that you should not eat. It is like showering then wanting to go play in the mud, you will most likely not do that. So brush your teeth often to help control your portions.
12. Small Tub
Don't fall for the "it's only 15 cents more for a large tub" line offered at the movie concession stand. Most people will eat about 45% more popcorn from larger-sized containers. Most importantly, skip the butter! Adding the oily, butter flavoring to your popcorn can actually add more calories than the popcorn itself. If you absolutely cannot take just plain popcorn, bring your own seasoned salt or some Parmesan cheese. But remember to eat things in moderation. Adding your own flavoring is only helpful if you're adding a small amount.
For 210 days, a sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson spent seven months sailing 23,000 nautical miles around the world. Her round-trip odyssey started in Sydney on October 18, 2009 and concluded on May 15, 2010. Jessica's voyage was her dream come true!
After her return to Sydney on May 15th, she was quoted as stating "I'm an ordinary girl who believed in her dream." However, what makes Jessica's solo sail noteworthy is the extraordinary circumstances of its development. After all, battling wind gusts of up to 44 knots and over 5 meter swells doesn't happen usually right? (For those interested, 44 knots of wind gusts only occur 10-15% of the time when sailing.) Well, Jessica received her Christmas present late on 2009. On December 29, 2009, Jessica single handedly overcame wind gusts of up to 44 knots and over 5 meter swells during her solo circumnavigation. Interestingly enough, during this encounter Jessica befriended a dolphin which stayed alongside the Pink Lady (name of her ship) for 6 hours through the entire storm.
Was this dolphin her guardian angel? Was it a symbol of serenity and courage? Was it a friend reminding her to believe in herself? I guess only Jessica knows the answer to this one. Regardless of its significance, Jessica noted its companionship on that joyous day here.
Who or what is your dolphin?
Finding a cheap week in the sun.
It has reached the stage of year where many of us are thinking what could have been this summer. As we start to near the end of the summer it is clear that it is yet another year where the sun has not shone to the degree to which we would have liked it to, and it leaves a lot of us feeling like maybe we should have got ourselves organised earlier on and booked something abroad.
The good news is there is still plenty of time to do that, even if you are on a budget. At the moment you will find plenty of last minute deals available on the internet, and at times you can pay silly prices which don't even seem realistic!
A great place to hunt if you are looking for an affordable late deal is the South and east coast of Spain, it is a cheap place once you get there, here you will be able to play online casino games everywhere and you will also find that there is so much accommodation along the coast that there is always somewhere that will be available if you are looking to book.
At the moment, you will find that there is plenty of room at the Levante club apartments in Benidorm. Anyone who is a fan of the show Benidorm will know that it is certainly a place where the sun is always shining, and it can be a great fun place to be. The area near to Benidorm has some incredible beaches, and you are sure to have a fun filled time. It doesn't cost the earth, and you can have a great week or two away, so look online now to see what you might find!