How to trade stocks in the Philippines

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The Philippine stock market seems to be in a bullish trend again.

As of August 2010, the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) is up 20% year-to-date, that is, from January to August 2010. It may not be as high as the 2009 PSE performance of 63% full-year return, but it is a strong sign that things are looking up.

The positive prospects of Philippine stocks may be a reason why more and more people are now joining the stocks bandwagon. But before you make the jump, make sure you know how stock trading works.

Here’s a tutorial basically summarizing the posts we’ve made so far regarding stock trading in the Philippines.

What are stocks and where can I buy stocks in the Philippines?

Stocks are shares of ownership in a corporation. When you become a stockholder or shareholder of a company, you become part-owner of that company. In the Philippines, the only operating stock exchange is the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Stocks Tutorial: What are Stocks?

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How do I make money from stocks?

From a variety of ways, including dividends, stock rights, and capital gains.

Stocks Tutorial: How are profits made in the stock market?

What is the minimum amount of money needed to invest in Philippine stocks?

It depends on the board lot of the stock you plan to purchase. In addition, your broker may require a minimum amount of investment.

Stocks Tutorial: How much is needed to invest in the PSE?

How do I start trading stocks in the Philippines?

You will need to find a stockbroker. Click here for a list of online stockbrokers in the country.

Stocks Tutorial: How do I start trading stocks?

I heard the PSE recently implemented new trading rules?

Yes, the revised trading rules have been in effect since July 2010. For a summary of the changes in the trading rules, read New PSE Trading Rules.

I need some more help before I start trading stocks.

Here are some resources that might be of help:

  • http://jonhappiness.blogspot.com Jonha @ Happiness

    Thanks James, it’s indeed important to learn the basics before deciding to invest in this vehicle!

  • http://www.dokwayne.com dokwayne

    I have engaged in online trading through philstocks.ph.. it really works! there is really money in stocks.

    • sami

       hi dokwayne… can you explain how philstocks work.  Is this like citisec online

    • Rodel

      Yes, Philstocks is like citisec online as an online stock broker but their platform and service is much better compared to citisec.

  • http://entrebankph.com Eleazar | Entrepinoy Bank

    If this trend continues, I think the PSE is heading for a bull run.

  • http://www.yourtraderoom.com James@ Forex Trading

    Stocks are just too up and down. You can loose your butt if your not paying attention.

  • indian stock market tips

    This post is really nice and informative. The explanation given is really comprehensive and informative. I am feeling happy to comment on this post. I think this is useful information for users-How does the ordinary investor fit into the equation comprising of global factors coupled with manipulation in the stock markets.

  • http://www.investmenteduc.blogspot.com/ Junorquillas

    A friendly reminder to everyone who wish to invest/trade in the stock market.  Don’t dare to trade when you don’t have sufficient knowledge about the stock market psychology. Otherwise, your investing is nothing but a gambling! You can’t afford to lose your hard earned money in a split second, can you?  For newbie, the best practice is LONG TERM INVESTMENT to ensure the maximum potential growth of your money.  The least is 5 years or 10 or 15 years or more… Make stock market as your biggest piggy bank! You can invest for as low as PHP 2,000/month faithfully.  You will be amazed in due time that this becomes millions. In this way, the risk is minimized but the profit is maximized. 

    Buy your stocks now at low, low price. You’ll be amazed when stocks rise in due time!

    • Cesare_thera

      thanks

  • http://www.investmenteduc.blogspot.com/ Junorquillas

    A friendly reminder to everyone who wish to invest/trade in the stock market.  Don’t dare to trade when you don’t have sufficient knowledge about the stock market psychology. Otherwise, your investing is nothing but a gambling! You can’t afford to lose your hard earned money in a split second, can you?  For newbie, the best practice is LONG TERM INVESTMENT to ensure the maximum potential growth of your money.  The least is 5 years or 10 or 15 years or more… Make stock market as your biggest piggy bank! You can invest for as low as PHP 2,000/month faithfully.  You will be amazed in due time that this becomes millions. In this way, the risk is minimized but the profit is maximized. 

    Buy your stocks now at low, low price. You’ll be amazed when stocks rise in due time!

  • Patricia_mercado99

    PSE Academy is the official market education website of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc.(PSE) created in partnership with the PSE Foundation, Inc. This website is designed to provide a comprehensive investor web-based education for market participants, would-be equity investors, and the public in general.

    Visit http://www.pseacademy.com.ph

  • Andrea

    I use Philstocks as my online stock broker. Try them, okay yung online platform nila saka okay ang customer service.