philippine stocks

New PSEi composition, as of September 2011

Five (5) new companies are to be included in the revised Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) effective September 12.

These five companies are Belle Corporation (BEL), Cebu Air Inc. (CEB), San Miguel Corporation (SMC), Semirara Mining Corporation (SCC) and SM Development Corporation (SMDC).

They will replace ABS-CBN Corporation (ABS), Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI), First Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPH), Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company (LC/LCB) and Security Bank Corporation (SECB) that were previously included in the PSEi as of May 2011.

The updated 30-company PSE index is as follows.

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PSE Index (PSEi) composition, as of May 2011

Back in 2007, we wrote about the revised criteria of the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) with regard to companies that will be included in the Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) or Philippine Composite Index.

The PSEi, formerly known as the Phisix, is composed of 30 publicly-listed Philippine stocks selected to represent general movement of market prices and is generally regarded as one of the indicators of the general state of the Philippine economy.

(Update: New PSEi composition, as of September 2011)

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PSE stock performance in 2010

Philippine stocks rallied again in 2010, with the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closing at 4,201.14 during the last trading day on December 30, 2010 — up 37.6% from the closing index in 2009.

This means that a P100,000 stock investment at the start of 2010 is already worth P137,600 by the end of the year.

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How to trade stocks in the Philippines

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.

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PSE stocks performance: January – June 2009

Philippine stocks are currently on the upswing even though the global economic recession is still hurting many investors worldwide.

The Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi), a composite of 30 stocks traded in the Philippine Stock Exchange used to track the general movement of market prices, ended the first half of the year up as much as 30%.

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Good time now to invest in stock market again?

The Business Mirror reported yesterday that the Philippine Stock Exchange was the best performing stock market in Southeast Asia during the 1st quarter of 2009.

From January to March 2009, the 30-company Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) surged 6.05% — a remarkable performance considering the current worldwide economic recession and the losses in other Asian markets.

Compare the Philippine stock market’s performance below with the other Southeast Asian counterparts.

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