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News and Events

Only 3% of Filipino Adults Invest in Bonds, Funds and Stocks, Says BSP

Those without investments cite unemployment as the main reason

Attend any financial wellness seminar or read any article on growing wealth, and one of the first concepts promoted is the difference between saving and investing. While saving money allows it to be stored and accessed easily, investing money allows it to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 02, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

(Look) Investment Funds That Posted Highest Returns in the First Half of 2018

Most money pools lost value in the past year to end-June 2018. Here are the exceptions

The first half of 2018 hasn’t been a good one for portfolio investors. The Philippine Stock Exchange Composite Index (PSEi) fell 8.3 percent to just 7,193.86 as of the end of the second quarter this year from 7,843.16 in the same period ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 30, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

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
News and Events

Lend Php5,000 or More to the Gov’t for 3 Years and Earn 4.875% p.a.

The yield on the new 3-Year Retail Treasury Bond is slightly higher than the April inflation rate of 4.5%

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) has set the annual coupon rate of the 21st tranche of retail treasury bonds (RTBs) at 4.875 percent per annum, officials announced in a press conference on May 30.That is slightly higher than the inflation rate ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 30, 2018 05:00:00
News and Events

Gov’t Wants You to Invest in New 3-Year Retail Treasury Bonds For As Low As Php5,000

Coupon rate to be announced when the offer begins on May 30 but analysts expect range of 4.75-5.0 percent

The Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) has announced that it will be offering new retail treasury bonds (RTBs) to the public in order to raise up to Php30 billion of fresh funds for government infrastructure and other projects.In a notice released last ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | May 28, 2018 11:00:00
News and Events

Which Investment Funds Are (Still) Posting Returns Above the 4.5% Inflation Rate?

The vast majority of funds are not rising as fast as consumer prices; here’s a list of the exceptional few that do

Rising inflation, or the faster pace of increase in consumer prices, is not only the enemy of consumers but is also the scourge of savers and investors.While higher inflation implies goods and services are costlier for consumers, it also erodes the value ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 21, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Why Regina Capital’s Luis Limlingan is Betting on Retail, Banking and Property Stocks This Year

The veteran stock market analyst sees these sectors benefitting from tax reforms and infrastructure surge

Luis Limlingan is the managing director of securities brokerage firm Regina Capital Development CorporationMarket analysts are pretty optimistic about the direction the Philippine stock market is going this year. The implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law at ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 17, 2018 09:00:00
Run & Grow

Financial Adviser: 5 investing mistakes entrepreneurs must avoid

Not having a game plan is number one

Q: My friend asked me if I would be interested to invest in his business. The business looks promising but I don’t have any idea how good it really is. He said I could invest in his business either by buying an ...

by Henry Ong  | December 08, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Why Q4 is the best time to sell to big accounts

It’s a key period to get your performance numbers back on track and finish off the year with a bang

If you’re a salesperson who has fallen behind on your end-of-year goals, the arrival of the fourth quarter may have felt like a breath of fresh air. B2B buyers are finalizing their budgets for the coming year and many are looking to purchase ...

by Danny Wong  | October 31, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Financial Adviser: 5 ways to make your money work for you

Earn from your investment by managing your risks through these steps

 Question: I have been saving money since I started working several years ago but I don’t seem to have grown my money enough to meet retirement needs in the future. What should I do? – Dorothy via emailAnswer: While it is good ...

by Henry Ong  | October 18, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

A Php 50,000 question: 10 smart ways for productive spending

If Php 50,000 landed on your lap, how would you spend it?

There are infinite ways you can spend a sudden surge of reasonably large capital. Of course, you can put it in a savings account. But why would you?Armand Bengco, a financial advisor and executive director at the Colayco Foundation for Education Inc., ...

by Jennee Grace Rubrico, Dulce Castillo-Morales and Joe Esgerra  | September 13, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Spread your investment risks

Because there is no such thing as a ‘best investment’”"only that is relevant to a specific goal.

Investing 101 tells you: The more diversified your investment portfolio, the safer your money.A few months ago, I found myself playing bingo. With five cards in front of me, and as each and every letter-number combination was called out, more and more ...

by Rienzie P. Biolena, RFP  | June 01, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

How to finally get realistic about finding funding for your business

Tip no. 1: Cut down costs.

Entrepreneurs have to be our own loudest cheerleaders when we have a great idea for a business. However, when we are seeking an investment to fuel that idea, we really need to put the pompoms down and get realistic about whether or ...

by John Rampton  | May 09, 2016 09:00:00