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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 »

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 »

Brass tacks on the bottom-up method


With what we’ve seen as to how the market has been reacting to mixed economic data and business results abroad, it looks like our local market will continue to move along a pattern of a small rally followed by an equivalent pullback, producing a general sideways movement that may persist for quite a time.

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Shooting the breeze


We had only two days of trading on the first week of the year. And, so far, there seems to be nothing of significance to note.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Moment to moment


The title of my article today may have a familiar ring but, maybe, you just can’t thumb it.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Where to, Santa?


It was another confusing week: Investors drove down the market for practically the same reasons they had driven it up.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Good news may finally be good news


Like how it was in November, trading in the first week of December had a bad start. The market sustained a weekly loss equivalent to 193.88 points or 3.12 percent as the market closed at 6,014.94.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Shifting strategies and shifting roles


I suspect that it were the small and not the big institutional investors that were responsible for the retreat of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 from their record levels in last Friday’s Wall Street trading.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Real situation


Intended as a subject dealing with the present status of the market, I can’t help but muse at how this also evolved into a source of controversy between two veteran news anchors, one foreign and one local, which led to the sudden “disappearance from public view” of the latter arising from the report made by the former upon arrival in Tacloban City five days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Market bubble or froth


Wall Street’s major indices continued to hit all-time highs, again, last week.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Amazing October


The month of October was an amazing month. Contrary to the market’s notion as a dreaded time for stocks, the market made solid gains—like I said it would.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »



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