MAPFRE Insurance Raises Capital and Takes the Lead in Non-Life Insurance

Published: December 5, 2019 | In Focus, News and Events | No Comments

MAPFRE INSURANCE, formerly MAPFRE INSULAR, recently announced in a media launch that it has raised capital to P900 million, having complied with the minimum net worth requirement set for 2019 by the Insurance Commission, according to the New Insurance Code of the Philippines (RA 10607). Amended in 2013, the law states that a domestic life […]

How To Invest in Premyo Bonds

Published: November 27, 2019 | In Focus, Investing, News and Events | No Comments

The Philippine Bureau of Treasury has officially launched its one-year peso-denominated “Premyo Bonds Para sa Bayan” last November 25. They hope that this offering will encourage more Filipinos to become investors. And as an incentive, apart from the usual fixed income you’ll earn, you also get the chance to win a condo unit, a million […]

Buy, Sell, or Hold? Trading Tactics Will Guide Your Stock Picks

Published: November 22, 2019 | General Information, In Focus | 3 Comments

Opportunities are present whether the stock market is bullish or bearish, but how to strategize to accumulate the best return on investments requires some expert advice. This is what online trading platform BDO Nomura Securities, the joint venture company between BDO Unibank and Nomura Holdings of Japan, recently did via the launch of “Trading Tactics,” […]

Look for These 4 Features in Expense Management Software

Published: November 22, 2019 | Guest Posts | No Comments

Companies that use outdated ways of managing the expense applications face a lot of compliance issues in the long run. These inefficiencies in the system can cost your business a lot of money and work hours. But this shouldn’t be the case now, especially with all the businesses processes around the world becoming automated. When […]

Celebrating Economic and Financial Literacy Week with BDO Foundation

Published: November 20, 2019 | In Focus | No Comments

The 16th Congress of the Philippines through Republic Act 10922, has declared the second week of November every year as “Economic and Financial Literacy Week”. This is the government’s recognition of the importance of financial literacy to help the country grow. It hopes to teach people how to make sound financial decisions, mobilize savings, and […]

Investing on REITs – Real Estate Investment Trusts

Updated: November 22, 2019 | Investing | 1 Comment

What are Real Estate Investment Trusts? How do you invest in REITs? Is this a good investment? How risky is it to invest in REITs? Real Estate Investment Trusts have been in the local news in recent months. That’s because as of writing, the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is already finalizing the guidelines […]

The 7 C’s of Success by Thomas Morris

Published: November 13, 2019 | Mindsetting | 2 Comments

Who is Thomas Morris? He is an American philosopher and author of more than 28 books, most of which are about entrepreneurship and philosophy. In fact, he’s well-known as a motivational speaker, who applies philosophical themes and concepts to business and professional life. Recently, I stumbled upon an interview of him by Ryan Holiday of […]

Go Ahead! Spend Your 13th Month Pay The Way You Want It

Updated: November 13, 2019 | Mindsetting, Personal Finance | 3 Comments

The emails and direct messages have started to come. People are now asking me where they should spend their Christmas bonus and 13th month pay. Some already have a good idea where they’ll put the money. And they’re asking for my opinion if that’s a smart move. Meanwhile, some are confused and conflicted. They’re lost […]

This Elite Trader Has Made Money Every Month For Almost 3 Years Already

Published: November 8, 2019 | In Focus | No Comments

There’s investing and there’s trading. Investing is long-term or a buy-and-hold strategy. Meanwhile, trading is short-term or a buy-and-sell strategy. Investing is all about putting your money on a stock or an investment fund that has potential for growth over time. Meanwhile, trading is all about timing the market and earning from the price volatility […]

5 Reasons Why Investing for Retirement is Important

Published: November 5, 2019 | Guest Posts | 1 Comment

People usually work all their lives to buy all the things they want and to provide for their family. To do that, they go to school and get a good education. Once they finish that, looking for a job becomes a priority. In time, they earn money and start fulfilling their goals. This point in […]

Singles’ Day vs Black Friday: Facts About The World’s Biggest Shopping Events

Published: November 2, 2019 | General Information, In Focus, News and Events | No Comments

The world is now more connected than ever, thanks to the Internet. With e-commerce becoming more and more familiar to consumers, business retailers are no longer limited by their geographic location — anyone can now sell anything to anybody in the world. And of all the months in a year, November is perhaps the busiest […]