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Financial Adviser: 5 Things to Know About San Miguel Food and Beverage's Follow-On Offering and How to Profit from It

SMFB's parent company San Miguel Corp. plans to sell up to one billion shares or 17% of SMFB

The share price of San Miguel Food and Beverage (SMFB) has gained as much as 96 percent this year from Php53 per share at the start of the year to as high as Php104 recently.The consistent rise of the stock, despite a ...

by Henry Ong  | September 11, 2018 09:00:00
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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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Like to Buy and Sell Stocks? You Have Until Sept. 23 To Join Trading Contest and Win Part of Php600K Prize

Investagrams Trading Cup 2018 will now run from September 24 to December 28

Investagrams, the fintech startup that runs the Philippines’ most popular virtual trading platform for shares of listed Philippine stocks, announced the three-month Investagrams Trading Cup 2018 will run from September 24 to December 29 instead of the original schedule of August 20 ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | August 31, 2018 04:00:00
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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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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
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More Than Php600K in Prizes At Stake in PH's Virtual Stock Trading Contest

The Investagrams Trading Cup 2018 will run from August 20 to November 23

A top cash award of at least Php200,000, round-trip tickets to any Southeast Asian country and other prizes are at stake in the Investagrams Trading Cup 2018, the country’s only virtual online stock trading contest, now on its second year. The total ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 27, 2018 09:00:00
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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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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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New Online Platform Offers Affordable Stock Market Data to Small Investors

Tsupitero.com provides key data needed by new investors, most of whom prefer to trade online

(From left) Tsupitero.com executives Vince Hermosura, CEO; Miko Sayo, chief strategist; and Giovy Rañoa, CTOFor the team of stock market professionals and techies behind Tsupitero.com, a website that offers affordable stock market data to retail investors, the site’s launch in May was ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | June 29, 2018 09:00:00
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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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Financial Adviser: 5 Things You Should Know About D.M. Wenceslao & Associates' IPO

Understand the business of DMW and how its growth prospects will help increase the value of your investment

Integrated property developer D.M. Wenceslao and Associates (PSE:DMW) is preparing for its initial public offering (IPO) this month. The company is raising up to Php8.15 billion by selling 679 million shares to the public, equivalent to 20 percent of its total equity ...

by Henry Ong  | June 19, 2018 09:00:00
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