“Pang-mayaman lang ang stocks.” This used to be the prevailing mindset of Filipinos as regards investing in the stock market. Pang-mayaman — or “only for the rich” — because a huge amount of money is supposedly needed to participate in stock trading. Not anymore. Local
If you feel uncomfortable every time stock prices fluctuate wildly, or if you feel distressed seeing you’ve lost money, or if you feel the urge to sell just because everyone is selling, you probably should review the basics of investing. Why? Because stock market investing
First the good news, then the bad news. The Philippines recorded a stunning 7.8% growth in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period last year, becoming the fastest growing economy in East and Southeast Asia. And
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Buoyed by the country’s unexpected 7.1% GDP growth, Philippine stocks ended yesterday at another all-time high, closing at 5,633.72, up 0.85% from the previous day’s trading. A new intra-day high of 5,636.33 was also recorded yesterday.
Many newbie investors in the stock market seem to forget that capital appreciation is not the only way to earn money. As we’ve explained before in an article on How to make money using stocks, another form of income that stockholders receive is the dividend.
This feels like deja vu. Markets fluctuating wildly due to rumors of another global recession, stock prices freefalling in unprecedented levels, wary investors holding on to paper losses while hoping everything will be all right — this looks like 2007-2008 all over again.
It’s finally happening. After more than 2 years of planning to extend trading hours, the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will implement starting next week an additional one (1) hour before fully extending trading hours to 3:30 p.m. by January 2012. The PSE announced that effective