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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
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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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Despite Bear Market, Injap Sia's DoubleDragon Meets Target and Raises Php4.5-B from Share Sale

The real estate developer listed an additional 150 million shares in the PSE last July 13

Listed real estate developer DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has raised Php4.5 billion worth of fresh funds from its follow-on offering, according to a photo release from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) dated July 13.That means the company was able to sell all 135 ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | July 13, 2018 06:00:00
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Is It Over Yet? Comparing the Current Bear Market With Past Slumps

A look back at the recent past as share prices recover slightly from year's year-to-date lows

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi), the benchmark for local share prices, has recovered slightly since falling by more than 20 percent to the year’s lowest in late June.Since June 26, when it hit 6,926.86, the lowest for 2018 so far, the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 13, 2018 08:00:00
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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
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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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Financial Adviser: 5 Reasons Why Meralco's Stock Has Risen to 5-Year High

While the rest of the market falls to a record low this year

The Philippine stock market has been struggling to survive downward momentum for the first six months of the year since the PSE Index peaked at a record high in late January.The PSE Index, which is composed of 30 blue chip stocks, has ...

by Henry Ong  | July 03, 2018 09:00:00
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Injap Sia's DoubleDragon Sets Price of Follow-On Offering at Php30 Per Share

The company stands to raise as much as Php4.5 billion, which it will use to fund its hospitality and infrastructure projects

Listed real estate developer DoubleDragon Properties Corp. has announced that the final price for its follow-on offering is Php30 per share, according to a notice it submitted to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) on June 28. That is 23 percent higher than ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Despite Market Slump, Fund Manager Predicts PSE Index Would Soar to 20,000 in Next Decade. Here's Why

Marvin Fausto, a co-founder of the Fund Managers Association of the Philippines, urges investors to focus on the long haul

The Philippine stock market is said to be in bear territory at the moment after falling by more than 20 percent from its peak in late January 2018. The recovery, when it comes, is seen to be subdued, characterized by prolonged sideways ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 28, 2018 04:00:00
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Which PH Blue-Chips Have Become More Affordable as the Stock Market Enters Bear Territory?

The PSE index’s fall to its lowest in 18 months may be worrisome for some but creates buying opportunities for others

Largely spooked by the continued weakness in the Philippine peso, which fell to a 12-year low earlier this week, the Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) dropped two percent on Thursday, June 21, moving further into bearish territory.It closed at 7,098.15, the lowest ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 22, 2018 09:00:00
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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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