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Slowly but surely moving far and up


There is this Spanish proverb that conveys a message whose meaning is similar to the title of my article today.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Blown out by DD


“DD” is the trading symbol of newly listed Double Dragon Properties Corp.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Somewhat still fragile


As if to show the market’s advances last week were solid and for real, the market did not just break out from the 6,500 resistance level, it also showed some strength to break into the portals of 6,600. This also enabled the market to end the week—for the first time since January—with a three-digit weekly gain of 201.58 points or 3.17 percent.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Easy market thoughts


Today is April 1: “April Fool’s Day!” It’s a special day observed in many countries, including ours. It’s not a declared holiday, though, for it’s just the day of harmless pranks, jokes and hoaxes.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Present state of the market


If there is a technical term that can generally describe the state of the market at present, according to a colleague, is the word “consolidation.”

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Buying, selling in present mart


I’ve been on selling mode since two weeks ago due to several fundamental and technical developments just waiting to materialize into real danger. Before the close of trading last Friday, however, I also bought into the market as I believe there are still stocks that are within reasonable buying price limits.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Breaking 7,000


US stocks continued to rally last week with the three major market indices—the Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA), S&P 500 and Nasdaq—hitting record highs. The relentless climb of these market indices has also seized the curiosity of market commentators to talk about the prospects of the US market to again breakout into another full-blown bull run this year, resulting in the breaching of all-time highs by the three major indices.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Market valuations


The market continued its bullish climb last week to another high for the year as it closed at 6,429.99, capping the week with a net gain of 116.63 or 1.85 percent.

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

Betting on the market’s direction


Considering how the market has been performing, my article last week was quizzical or simply hard to believe. It mentioned the possibility of a hard market fall sometime in April or May that may be precipitated by a sharp drop of stock prices on Wall Street following a commentary by Mark Hubert of Market Watch, which compared the current path of the US market and what it was right before the 1929 crash.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Eerie story on market rebound


US stocks ended last Friday with solid gains: the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) leaped 126.89 points or 0.79 percent to 16,154.39 while the S&P 500 rose 8.80 points or 0.48 percent to 1,838.63 and the Nasdaq composite rose 3.35 points or 0.1 percent to 4,244.03.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Market rebound


Last week was a perplexing period for the local equities market: Trading on Monday started relatively strong but ended weak with the main index down by 25.89 points, or 0.43 percent, at 6,015.30. This was followed by a larger loss of 129.29 points, or 2.15 percent, on Tuesday, with the market settling at the session’s low of 5,886.01.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Chinese New Year and the market


There was a time in the local stock market when the celebration of the Chinese New Year was eagerly awaited. It always came with a bang, so to speak.

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



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