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Month: November 2017

Top 5 Things to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Top 5 Things to do in Ocho Rios Jamaica

These are my top 5 recommendations for activities in Ocho Rios : Dunn’s River Falls Bob Marley House/Museum Visit Sailing Snorkeling The Beach Dunn’s River Falls One of my main reason for picking Ocho Rios as the town to stay in Jamaica was Dunn’s River Falls. Dunn’s River Falls is a set of small waterfalls that are the result of multiple rivers coming together and flowing in to the Caribbean Sea. I have never seen such a fun waterfall!  You…

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Jamaica – Ocho Rios

Jamaica – Ocho Rios

When we decided to go to Jamaica I did a lot research to figure out where to stay in Jamaica. I picked Ocho Rios for two reasons, the beaches and its close proximity to Dunn’s River.  Ocho Rios is a town on the Northern Side of Jamaica and it is not as crowded as Montego Bay and is known for its beaches. If you are looking for a relaxing town in Jamaica – highly recommend Ocho Rios. I will let…

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The Cost Of FX On Your Trades!

The Cost Of FX On Your Trades!

If you are from Canada and are trading from a CAD based account and are constantly buying US stocks  – you need to consider the cost of FX on your trades !! At any brokerage you can open a CAD and a US based trading account. If you trade US stocks you should ideally convert a portion of your money to US dollars. This way you avoid the cost of FX on your trades. The impact of FX can be…

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Golden Circle Tour

Golden Circle Tour

One of the most popular tours in Iceland is the Golden Circle Tour . This is a tour you can do with a tour company or  you can visit the same places on your own if you have a car. We had a car so we deiced to visit the places on our own.  The entire drive is around 3 hours  round trip from Reykjavik without any stops.  I would recommend a full day for this tour. We were in Iceland in…

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Risk Management Single Counterparty Credit Limit – SCCL

Risk Management Single Counterparty Credit Limit – SCCL

What is SCCL ?  SCCL stands for Single Counterparty Credit Limit It is a regulation initiated by the FED in the US ( US Regulator ) The purpose of this regulation is to prevent excessive credit exposures of large banking organizations to a single counterparty SCCL requires daily reporting, breaches need to be escalated to senior management ,  and requires real time limit management and utilization numbers. Fed reporting for SCCL is done using a Fed template Good Reference Material…

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Iceland Reykjavik

Iceland Reykjavik

Reykjavik – Iceland’s capital city has a population of about 120 thousand people and is the largest city in Iceland. It is a beautiful city to explore. Here are my favorite places in Reykjavik: 1. The Hallgrímskirkja – is the largest church in Iceland and is stunning inside and outside. It is a young church- under 50 years old, construction completed in the 80s . It is a landmark structure of Iceland . You can go up to the top…

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Northern Lights – ‘Aurora borealis’ in Iceland !

Northern Lights – ‘Aurora borealis’ in Iceland !

I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights  ! Northern Lights also known as Aurora Borealis are colorful lights seen in the sky – most common color is a yellow – green ! ” This website provides a good explanation of the Northern lights .  Some interesting points from northernlightscentre.ca : The Northern Lights are actually the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun’s atmosphere. Variations in color are due…

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Iceland – Blue Lagoon

Iceland – Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon – Iceland Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in Iceland ! It is a must visit on a trip to Iceland and the best time to visit it would be in winter !! Blue Lagoon is a man-made lagoon which is fed by the water output of the nearby geothermal power plant Svartsengi . The water is supposed to have medicinal properties. Whether that is true or not it is just a beautiful place and a unique experience !! The…

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A Day in Oslo Norway

A Day in Oslo Norway

Based on my time spend in Oslo – here are my recommendations for a day in Oslo. Visit The Frogner Park (The Vigeland Park)  . It is a beautiful park filled with over 200 sculptures , rose garden and beautiful grounds. The park is called Frogner Park and the statutes   are referred to as Vigeland Installations .  Initially I thought these were two different parks !  If you are in Oslo – highly recommend a visit to this park . I…

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Day Trip From Oslo, Norway

Day Trip From Oslo, Norway

Earlier this year I had a chance to be in Oslo, Norway  for the weekend . I really really wanted to go to Bergen and do the Norway in a Nutshell Tour to see the Fjords .  My trip was in the latter half of October and heavy rain was foretasted . As such I reluctantly gave up on the attempt to do the train/cruise/bus Journey to see the Fjords from Oslo, Norway .  The fjords are about  six hours…

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