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Does peso cost averaging make sense?

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Q: I have extra funds that I plan to invest in the stock market. My friend told me that buying slowly using peso cost averaging is the best way to make money in stocks. Is it true?—Karen Canceran by e-mail   A: Peso cost averaging is one good way to save money in investing regularly […]

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

How does inflation affect the stock market?

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Q: The stock market has been falling lately due to fears of rising inflation. My broker told me that there is risk of a further selldown in share prices because of a higher inflation outlook next year. I have invested some of my savings in stocks and I am thinking if I should get out now or buy more. Can you advise me? —Cameline Canlas by email

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Should you invest in small cap stocks?

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Question: My friend recently tipped me to buy a rarely traded stock on rumors that it is entering into a big project soon. I hesitated to buy at first, but the stock jumped so fast that the share price increased sixfold from 5 cents to 28 cents in a few days. My broker told me that it may go up further next week. I feel tempted to buy some shares since the share price does not cost too much. Should I invest?—Rachel Jinayon by e-mail

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | Read More »

Should I buy stocks during the ‘ghost month’?

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Q: I have extra cash that I plan to invest in the stock market but I was advised by my friends that it is not a good time to invest this August because it is the “Hungry Ghost” month. I am not superstitious but I am not sure how this is going to affect the market. Should I avoid investing for now and wait for this unlucky month to pass first? Please advise—Allen Tolentino by email

Posted: August 6th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

How to increase your chances of winning in the stock market

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Q: I have just started investing in stocks because my friend encouraged me to buy a hot IPO whose share price went triple in few weeks. I like the idea of making money from stocks but I am also afraid I may lose a lot when the market turns bad. What are the common mistakes in investing that I should avoid?–Genesis Santelices by e-mail

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Personal Finance | Read More »

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