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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 »

Frozen stock portfolio? Let it go!

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Question: Based on what I have been hearing, the next few years may not be as good for stock investing as in the recent past. Experts are one in saying that the Philippine economy will continue to expand. However, investment analysts are also saying that interest rates may start to move up in 2014 while global funds may shift their focus to the US and Europe. Given that I am heavy into Philippine stocks, what would be the best strategy for my portfolio?—Posted at PFA’s “ask a friend, ask Efren” service at www.personalfinance.ph

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Personal Finance | 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 »

Market Rider: Bottom-up method


After a full week of trading, it is still difficult to picture how the market will do this year. The market’s trading range had been confined to a narrow price channel as it moved sideways during the week.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

PSE suspends NextStage trading


Trading on holding firm NextStage Inc. was suspended on Thursday at the Philippine Stock Exchange in anticipation of a backdoor listing transaction.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | 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 »

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 »

Cautious trading to continue

Stocks ended lower last week and market observers said investors would remain cautious with the lack of major domestic driver this week and as the third-quarter earnings season winds down.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Cautious trading to continue

The local stock market is seen continuing to trade with caution this week as investors weigh escalating tension in the Middle East and the tapering of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary stimulus.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Reality check on stock trading


While the public’s attention was drawn in recent weeks to the pork barrel scam, two significant developments in our economy almost passed unnoticed.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Trading remains sluggish

Local stocks were sluggish on Wednesday ahead of a much-anticipated testimony by the chair of the US Federal Reserve before the American Congress, from which investors hope to find more clues about monetary policy direction in the world’s largest economy.

Posted: July 18th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Seacem set to resume trading Thursday

The Philippine Stock Exchange is set to lift on Thursday the trading suspension on Southeast Asia Cement Holdings Inc. (Seacem) as the company finally complied with the bourse’s 10 percent minimum public ownership rule.

Posted: June 13th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »



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