INVESTMENT INSIGHTS

INVESTMENT INSIGHTS



Should YOU be a Trader or an Investor?

In 2000, Warren Buffet wrote, "The line separating investment and speculation, which is never bright and clear, becomes blurred still further when most market participants have recently enjoyed triumphs. Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money. After a heady experience of that kind, normally sensible people drift into behavior akin to that of Cinderella at the ball. | April 7, 2017

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All About You

Personality, simply defined, is an outward expression of one’s self. In fact, it can be easily changed and improved. But besides personality, there is another way of identifying people which is almost impossible to change – their temperament. | March 30, 2017

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The 5 Stages of Love and Investing

Investing is like love, it takes commitment to make things work. Both have complex structures that people often fail to understand. | February 13, 2017

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Outsmarting the Ghost of Christmas Future

Tis’ the season to be jolly! When the dust settles after all the merry-making, hedonistic indulgences, and closing 2016 with a hefty year-end shebang, it is time yet again to hit the restart button and herald in a new beginning for 2017. | January 9, 2017

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Nothing to Fear About 13

Some people feel odd when Friday falls on a 13th. Building owners skip 13 when numbering floors. In fact, triskaidekaphobia, the fear of thirteen, truly exists! | November 10, 2016

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Enjoying the spirit of Christmas

“`Tis the season to be jolly!” It’s the favorite time of the year again! For us Filipinos, preparing the best meals and finding the best gifts to give our loved ones is what we look forward every Christmas. | November 4, 2016

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Rabbit VS Turtle

One day Rabbit and Turtle came across BPI during their usual racing competition. Hoping for a sweet payback on the countless losses of his ancestors since the start of tales way back 600 BC, Rabbit had a clever idea to beat Turtle. | October 3, 2016

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What is GDP?

The latest GDP print of the Philippines was recently released and our country has risen as the fastest growing nation among its peers in the Asia Pacific region at 7% growth. | August 30, 2016

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For Your Retirement, You Need PERA

Much has been discussed in social media recently after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Order 42-2016, setting the guidelines and procedures in the implementation of Republic Act 9505, otherwise known as the Personal Equity and Retirement Account (or PERA) Act of 2008. | August 4, 2016

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Trust the Process

It took quite a while before some investors saw greener pastures with their investments. | July 28, 2016

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Don’t Forget Your Future While Enjoying the Present

25 Countries to Visit Before You Reach 35; 10 Music Festivals You Should Not Miss this 2016; 15 Adventures to Try Before You Settle Down; 12 Must-Try Restaurants in Maginhawa. Those are the few articles that will catch the attention of a Millennial. | July 22, 2016

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Investing, in Hindsight

"In the financial markets, hindsight is forever 20/20, but foresight is legally blind. And thus, for most investors, market timing is a practical and emotional impossibility." - Benjamin Graham | July 8, 2016

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You are only old once: Plan your Retirement

Almost everyone can attest that spending money is more fun than saving it. That is precisely why a lot of people procrastinate when it comes to preparing for their retirement. It is easy to believe that you will save for retirement when you make more money. | July 5, 2016

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Follow U-S-D for your USD

When 2016 began, we saw global markets take a bearish stance during the first month due to uncertainties in China, Europe, and the volatility in oil prices. These hounded the global economy causing investors to seek safer assets and causing equities to plunge. | June 17, 2016

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The P99 Investment Plan

When it’s already lunchtime on a workday, I normally go to a nearby fast food chain to eat. Oftentimes, I’d buy the ₱99 value meal thinking that going for the cheaper option saves money. But while having lunch a couple of days ago, I suddenly asked myself - “What if I end this fast food habit and start eating packed lunch instead?” | June 13, 2016

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