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The Time Value of Money: The Math Behind Interest Rates

Posted May 29, 2015 under General Information, Investing | 6 Comments
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We’ve all heard the phrase “Time is money.” But what do these two things actually have to do with one another? German Nande explains the math behind interest rates, revealing the equation that will allow you to calculate the future value of your money. Applying the formula to investments Most investments have historical performance data, […]

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Decoding The Different Types of Mutual Funds and UITFs

Posted May 26, 2015 under Investing | 4 Comments
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Mutual Funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds are excellent investments primarily because your money gets to be professionally handled by experienced investors. Moreover, it gives you automatic diversification in your portfolio, which helps you manage the risk of losing money. There are a few other advantages that comes with investing in pooled funds, but these […]

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Why Investing in the Stock Market Should Be Like Falling in Love

Posted May 20, 2015 under Investing | 9 Comments
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Investing in the stock market should be like falling in love. And here are five reasons why. You should be willing to take the risk. There is a real chance to lose money in the stock market, and that should be okay. Because like surviving a heartbreak – it will only make you stronger. So […]

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Four More Silly Reasons Why People Don’t Invest

Posted February 9, 2015 under Investing | 2 Comments
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A lot of people don’t invest even though they say it’s important. They come up with many excuses, and I gave you four of them last week. Below are four more silly reasons that I hear, and why they shouldn’t be. I’m afraid to lose money. Remember inflation? By not investing, you are actually losing […]

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Four Silly Reasons Why People Don’t Invest

Posted February 2, 2015 under Investing | 5 Comments
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Cognitive dissonance is a term in psychology where an individual experiences discomfort because they hold contradictory beliefs, ideas or values at the same time. It’s the guilt you feel when you eat junk food after you promised to yourself that you’ll start making healthy food choices. Or when you take personal calls at work even […]

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Philippine Stocks That You Should Buy For Long-Term Investment

Posted January 28, 2015 under Investing | 31 Comments
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The stock market is one of the best places to invest your money for the long-term. When I say long-term, that means you should be willing to let your money “sleep” and grow for at least 5 years or more – the longer, the better. Also, if you cannot commit to study and time the […]

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Good Investments for 2015: Where To Put Your Money This Year

Posted January 5, 2015 under Investing | 24 Comments
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It’s now time to answer what many Filipino investors are asking… where should they invest in 2015? But before I tell you my investment tips for the Year of the Sheep, let’s take a look first at my recommendations last year and check how the market performed with respect to my advise. A Year in […]

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On Achieving Financial Freedom and A Richer Life

Posted December 17, 2014 under In Focus, Investing | No Comments
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My stock broker, COL Financial has recently been interviewing some of their clients for a special project, and a few months ago, they contacted me to be part of that list. And finally, after months of waiting, my video’s out and you can watch it below. It’s entitled, Achieving Financial Freedom, and it’s a short […]

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Join My Webinar: Stock Market Investing For Beginners

Posted December 11, 2014 under Investing, News and Events | 49 Comments
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It was 2001 when I first opened an account with a stock broker. I deposited P10,000 with big hopes that I could turn it into a million pesos in a few months. I certainly believed it was possible, because the stock market is one of the best places to grow your money – at least […]

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This Is How You Lose Money in a Savings Account

Posted November 28, 2014 under Investing, Personal Finance | 9 Comments
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A lot of people believe that putting money in the bank is risk-free. They’re just happy to receive interest on their deposits and watch their money grow. But because of inflation, what they don’t realize is that they’re actually losing money by leaving their cash in the bank for many years. How? Consider the illustration […]

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Successful Investing is Not Just About the Numbers

Posted October 16, 2014 under Investing, Mindsetting | 8 Comments

Once upon a time, a powerful wizard created two magic boxes. They’re magic because they have the ability to make money instantly appear inside. The powerful wizard randomly chooses one person every three years and gives them those boxes. When the 3 years have passed, he’ll take them back and choose the next lucky person […]

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The Story of Mr. Real Estate and Mr. Stock Market

Posted September 17, 2014 under Investing | 36 Comments

Mr. Real Estate and Mr. Stock Market are brothers and back in 1992, their grandfather died and left each of them one million pesos. “Invest the money and make it grow,” advised their parents. So that’s what they did. Mr. Real Estate saw a property for sale right in the heart of Makati’s Central Business […]

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