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Virtual Stock Trading Platform Eyes Brokerage License, Aims to Boost Market Players From 0.8M to 10M

After attracting 230K users, Investagrams' millennial founders aim for a much bigger goal

The millennial founders of Investagrams, a virtual stock market trading and learning platform that quickly built up its membership to 230,000 users three years after launch, want to turn the fintech startup into a stock brokerage that would execute clients’ trades for ...

by Roel Landingin  | September 03, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

The Big Chill Inc. Poised to Become PH's First Publicly Listed Fruit Juice Kiosk Chain

AgriNurture Inc. subsidiary joins field dominated by listed restaurant chains

The Big Chill Inc. (TBCI), the company behind the chain of fresh fruit juice kiosks in the Philippines, is planning to list its shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) this year to raise Php2 billion. The company is owned by listed ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | August 29, 2018 11:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Speculative Stocks That Gained Up to 152% in Just 30 Trading Days

Caution: you need to have the skills, patience and right mindset to speculate

The absence of foreign buying in the local front during the massive correction in the stock market this year seemed to have encouraged retail investors to focus on speculative stocks.While the PSE Index may have bottomed out at 6,929 recently, the market ...

by Henry Ong  | August 14, 2018 02:00:00
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How Many of PH's Listed Companies are Still Family Firms?

An AIM study found that companies owned and managed by families still abound even after going public

Maria Elena “Maya” Herrera, chairperson of the Asian Institute of Management Department of Strategic Management, says that about 120 of the PSE’s 275 listed firms could be considered family corporations based on several ownership and governance indicatorsIn theory, the reason companies list ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 07, 2018 01:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Things Every Investor Needs to Know About Global Ferronickel Holdings' Follow-On Offering

The company owns Platinum Group Metals Corporation, which is one of the world's largest suppliers of nickel ore

Nickel producer Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (PSE: FNI) is planning to raise Php517.5 million this week by selling 250 million new shares at Php2.07 per share via a follow-on offering.A follow-on offering (FOO) happens when a listed company issues new shares to ...

by Henry Ong  | July 10, 2018 09:00:00
Business Ideas

Only 24 Years Old, This Full-Time Stock Trader Manages a Multi-Million-Peso Portfolio

Rafael Roces shares his experiences, insights and scars from his year-and-a-half as a full-time stock trader

Rafael Roces talks during Inspire PH, a one-day conferene organized by Investagrams last AprilWhen it comes to people who actively invest in the stock market, one usually pictures older individuals who are years into their careers. Indeed, the 2017 Stock Market Investor ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 09, 2018 10:00:00
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From Military Engineer to Reclamation Pioneer: D.M. Wenceslao and PH’s First IPO of 2018

The construction company is selling its shares to the public from June 18 to 22

From June 18 to 22, real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. (DMWAI) will be offering up to 781 million shares for Php12 apiece. The company will then list on the main board of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on June ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 18, 2018 07:00:00
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Will D.M. Wenceslao End the Longest IPO ‘Drought’ After 2008 Crisis?

It’s been more than 300 days since the last initial public offering in August 2017

In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last June 11, real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. (DMWAI) confirmed that it will be listing its shares on the main board on June 29. It will be offering over 679 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 14, 2018 09:00:00
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Be Part-Owner of the Firm Behind the Booming Aseana City in Bay Area for Only Php12 a Share

D.M. Wenceslao & Associates has set the final price for the first IPO of 2018

Real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao & Associates Inc. (DMWAI) has set the final offer price of its initial public offering (IPO) at Php12 per share, according to a notice submitted to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) last June 8.The offer price is ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 11, 2018 04:00:00
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Del Monte Philippines Postpones IPO Due to ”?"Volatile” Market Conditions

The food-and-beverage manufacturer was scheduled to be the first IPO of 2018

Food-and-beverage manufacturer Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) has announced that it will be deferring its initial public offering (IPO). The company runs the world’s biggest integrated pineapple plantation in Mindanao in the southern Philippines and sells most of its output to parent ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 08, 2018 12:00:00
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Got Php5,000? Affordable Online Trading Attracts Savers to Try the Stock Market

From only 22.1% of total stock brokerage accounts in 2013, online accounts have doubled to 44.8% in 2017

With affordable minimum placements and fees, and a variety of providers to choose from, more Filipinos are opting to invest in the stock market through online trading systems, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) reported.In a press release posted on its website on ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 04, 2018 07:00:00
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Del Monte Philippines Wins Go-Signal to Launch Likely First IPO of 2018

You can own part of the world’s largest pineapple farm for up to Php29.88 apiece

Food-and-beverage manufacturer Del Monte Philippines Inc. (DMPI) has received approval from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) to proceed with its initial public offering (IPO), according to a listing notice published on May 31.In the notice, the PSE announced that it has approved ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 31, 2018 07:00:00
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SEC Approves Php17.9-B IPO of Property Developer Behind Bay Area Boom

Aseana City builder D.M. Wenceslao and Associates is pricing shares up to Php22.90 apiece

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the application of real estate developer D.M. Wenceslao and Associates Inc. (DMWAI) to conduct an initial public offering (IPO).DMWAI is best known as the developer behind Aseana City, a 107-hectare project that the company says ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 16, 2018 03:00:00