How To Invest in the Stock Market: An Online Seminar for Beginners

Updated: June 26, 2016

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 that’s what I heard back then.

After opening my account, I joined internet forums and online groups to get tips on what companies I should buy, at what price, and when I should sell my shares.

Six months passed, and after suffering from consecutive losses from following those “expert tips” online, I was left with only P2,000 in my account.

I withdrew my money from my broker and swore to myself that I will never invest in the stock market again.

The Wedding

Two years later, in 2003, I attended the wedding of a college friend. I remember that day like it was yesterday because it was one of the most expensive weddings I’ve attended.

There were hundreds of guests, the bride wore a designer gown, the reception was at a five-star hotel, there were overflowing champagne – it was awesome!

However, the most memorable part of that day for me was the speech of the best man during the dinner party.

He said, “I’d like to start my toast by saying thank you to the Philippine Stock Exchange, who made it possible for my brother to afford this great wedding…”

Yes, and to make the long story short – my friend made a lot of money in the stock market, which helped him make her bride’s dream wedding come true.

Suffice to say, that was the moment when I decided to give the stock market one more try. And since then, my simple portfolio has passively more than doubled in value.

Yes, this is my actual and current portfolio.

Why I Lost Money The First Time

It’s now easy for me to say the reason why I lost money in the stock market back in 2001. And that reason was because I invested in something that I didn’t know.

I thought that all I needed to do to make money in the stock market was to open an account and simply copy what those “online experts” are doing.

I thought that it didn’t matter anymore if I actually understood how the stock market works, because I can just follow the tips and recommendations that are available online, and I’m sure to make money.

Of course, that was a mistake – a mistake that cost me P8,000 back in 2001.

Unfortunately, for some… the loss is a lot more… so much more.

Source: ZeeFreaks, Diaries of a High Risk Trader

How to Invest in the Stock Market Webinar

On June 25, Saturday afternoon in Manila, I will conduct a webinar (this is an online seminar) on how the stock market works, and how to properly invest in it.

When: June 25, 2016 – Saturday, 1PM to 3PM (Manila time)
Where: It’s happening online!
How Much: Php 1,500

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed this, then please visit Events by Fitz Villafuerte and sign up for updates to get email notifications of our next seminar.

Who should attend this webinar?

  • New investors who have zero knowledge about the stock market
  • OFW’s who would like to learn how to invest in the stock market
  • People who have been losing money in the stock market

Who is teaching in this webinar?

My name is Fitz Villafuerte and I’m a Registered Financial Planner and author of the book, The Ready To Be Rich Guide to Investing.

I have been recognized by Moneysense Magazine as among the Top 12 Most Influential People in Personal Finance in the Philippines.

I am a resource speaker for corporate and socio-civic organizations in the country. I’ve appeared in several TV programs like ANC On The Money, where I’ve been a guest many times and talked about wealth management and investing.

The best way to know me, aside from going around my blog, is to search my name “Fitz Villafuerte” on Google and YouTube to read and watch the interviews I’ve done.

With host, Edric Mendoza, in ANC On The Money

Questions that I will answer in this webinar:

  • What exactly is the stock market? How does it work?
  • What’s the relationship of businesses, investors and the stock market?
  • How do you make money in the stock market?
  • How do you avoid losing lots of money in the stock market?
  • What’s the number 1 mistake that people do in the stock market?
  • How do you invest in the Philippine Stock Market? What if I’m overseas?
  • What are the alternative investments to the stock market?
  • and many more…

What will I get if I register?

  • An opportunity to attend the 2-hour live webinar
  • A video file recording of the webinar
  • The presentation slides shown during the webinar
  • A questions and answers summary from the webinar
  • Several bonus reference and reading materials
  • … and a couple more surprise items!

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed this, then please visit Events by Fitz Villafuerte and sign up for updates to get email notifications of our next seminar.

Quick Questions:

What is a webinar?
It’s an online video seminar. All you need to attend is a computer, a good internet connection, and speakers (so you can hear us talk). This is great because you can learn at the comfort of your own home, wherever you are.

What if I’m not available on June 25?
You can still register, because after the webinar, there will be a replay video that you can watch, and you will also receive a video copy of the presentation. This will be a video file that you can watch on your computer again and again.

Is there a deadline for the registration?
Yes, the deadline is on June 24 or when I reach 50 students. There is a limited number of slots so that there will be enough time to answer everyone’s questions during the seminar.

When will this happen again?
Tentatively, on December 2016, but it will already cost P2,500 by that time.

Don’t Miss Out On This Opportunity

A lot of Pinoys have already made good money in the stock market from the past couple of years. A friend has actually been able to buy a real estate rental property from all his stock market earnings.

This webinar is a learning opportunity for you to join the club of Pinoy stock market investors. Don’t be left behind and start investing in the stock market. Your first step is to register to this webinar today.

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who attended. If you missed this, then please visit Events by Fitz Villafuerte and sign up for updates to get email notifications of our next seminar.


  1. Is your Guide to Investing book one of the free “surprise items”? 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. @Genevieve
    Register and you’ll see. Hehe. 😀

    No, the focus is on investing. But I will give an overview of how to trade the stock market. And I’m giving a free ebook on Technical Analysis.

  3. Hi Fits! Checked my schedule and I am free on the day. Lucky me. Thanks for the email.

  4. Hi Fitz,

    I’m not available on June 25 but I’m sure that I want to register. I just wanna ask if you will entertain direct questions to you after the webinar? It’s just for those like me who can’t attend.

  5. Hi Benjie. Yes, for those who cannot attend the live webinar, they can direct questions to me via email after they watch the replay / video recording, and then I will answer them directly.

  6. Hi Fitz,

    Count me in, this is will be my 3rd webinar with you – about stock market.
    I’m an OFW and your webinars really helped me a lot in understanding the stock market. Very informative. Thanks.

  7. Hi Fitz,

    I was only able to pay today. When will I receive an email confirmation from you/your team about the link on the webinar tomorrow? Looking forward to a productive learning experience tomorrow. Thanks.

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