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Stop buying stocks

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QUESTION: Stock investing is really very taxing. One day, stock prices are up; then without any warning, they fall precipitously. The stress is causing my blood pressure to fluctuate with stock price movements. Is there an easier way to be invested in stocks?—posted on PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: June 4th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Should bonds be part of my portfolio?

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Question: CNBC cable channel has a scroll listing Philippines 10-year bonds at 7 percent or 8 percent. Are there such bonds? Are they Government of Philippines bonds? How does one buy them? —Thomas Answer: BEFORE we answer the question, let’s talk about investing in general and then bonds in particular. Some people say investing is [...]

Posted: April 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Money | Read More »

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