Thursday, February 26, 2015

Any news about Philippine Stock Exchange IPO this 2015?

Last 2014, the following companies were able to be listed in Philippine Stock exhange

Century Pacific Food, Inc.   CNPF
Phoenix Semiconductor Philippines Corp.  PSPC
SSI Group, Inc.  SSI
Xurpas Inc.      X
DoubleDragon Properties Corp.  DD
Trans-Asia Petroleum Corporation  TAPET

Most of the companies above soared high just a few months of its initial listing date.
Any idea for this year (2015) IPO?

At this moment, both PSE Edge


doesn't contain information about new listings or 2015 IPO applications

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Is it Better to Invest in December in Philippine Stocks?

One of my friends who is eager to learn more about in stock investing asked me if it is a good time to buy stocks during December. Her reason is due to the high economic activity during December, During Christmas season, more people buy gifts and new things which turns to profit for selling companies.

I don't know how to answer her so I just keep quiet after my several minutes of thinking.
I forgot to answer her based on the historical return.  While browsing on the web, I stumbled on one of the articles of my favorite author in Philippine Star, Valentino Sy.

His article is the perfect answer for my friend.   You can read on his work in december-strongest-month-stock-market

 Is it a good buy to buy stock in December? The short answer is Yes (generally).

Why I decided Not to Day Trade for a Living

I like the idea of day trading. I feel joy when my trade goes in my favor.
I feel like I'm the greatest trader in the world (even if I'm not). I feel like I won the lottery (even if I just gained a few hundred pesos)

I want to do it every hour and every day.  I want to trade more but I know I should not.
My reason is not related to the piling of commission or brokerage fees but more on my productiveness. My reason is not related to risk either.

 I might gain in day trading but even I have profits, I know deep inside that I didn't produce anything.
It's not all about the money.  I know that I exerted time and effort to execute the trade but I didn't produced any product or service for the benefit of the people.  Of course, I helped the broker to earn a little commission and the government to have taxes but I consider it as minimal. I provided service and entertainment for myself because I did what I like but I wanted to serve more.

My point is I can be more productive and earn at the same time compared when I just sitting down, doing manual trades and wait for stock prices to change. If I avoid my manual trades, I can be more productive and produce greater impact for society !  This may also apply with you. Try to think about it.

My Top 7 PSE stocks for Long Term Investing


Philippine Stock Market IPO 2015

Do you know companies who announced intent to conduct an IPO next year 2015?

IPO is also as Initial Public Offering. From the word itseld, it is the initial offering of the company to the the public.  In the previous years of Philippine Stock Exchange, there are companies that conducted IPO and after a few months or years, their stock prices is way way up higher now. One example is PGOLD or Puregold.

If we know companies that are going have IPO, its good to be aware of them early on to research, plan, and save fund ahead.

What is Contrarian Investing?

Here is my basic  understanding contrarian investing. It is a type of investing or trading where someone buys when majority of shareholders sells or someone sells when majority of the shareholders buys.  A contrarian investor do the opposite of what the masses does in the stock market.

I think this type of investing is something that you can't say immediately illogical.
When someone buy a stock which is being sell by everyone and it is easy to get a low buying price for the stock. Also, when someone sell a stock which everyone wants, it is easy to get a high selling price.  They seem to act as leader of the other side or the leader of a new herd.

The problem on being a contrarian investor is they don't know if the masses will continue on what they do or if will they follow them doing the contrary.  Eventually, the trend will reverse butthe question is .. How soon?

The other battle that you have to face if you want to be a contrarian is mental pressure.
If I'm new in being a contrarian, I will feel nervous on buying a stock when all of the other people are selling them. Perhaps, a contrarian doesn't feel fear or greed but they just feel good in doing the contrary.

This is just my view and I might be wrong for others. I'm sure there are some out there who have a contradicting idea.

Happy Investing everyone!

How much should I invest in Stocks?

"How much should I Invest in Stocks? "
 "Magkano ang dapat kong ipuhunan sa stocks?"

This will depend on your risk profile. Age can also be considered as a factor since generally older people should have a more less risky investment or more conservative.

When you are young, you can invest more since there are more income opportunities for you assuming that there are turmoils in stock market. Also, when you are young, you can allow more time for your stock investment to grow.