5 Qualities You Should Look For In A Good Stock Investment

One of the most respected investing icons in this generation is Warren Buffet. You may have heard from experienced traders and investors that Warren isn’t actually investing in stocks. But that he is actually buying companies.

In a way, if you buy shares of a good company, you are indeed buying a portion of it. You become a part owner.

Mind you, Warren Buffet is not the type of investor who buys stocks on a whim. He looks at certain factors when picking stocks for long term investment. Continue reading 5 Qualities You Should Look For In A Good Stock Investment

Angat Pilipinas Goes To Dubai for “Unleash Your Power To Prosper”

It’s been almost a year since my family and I decided to leave the Middle East and go back home for good. That’s why I’m so glad to hear that the Angat Pilipinas Coalition Middle East, OFW UsapangPiso, and their partner ICE (Innovate Create Events) will be bringing us back over to Dubai, UAE to give a talk on personal finance, investment, and business.

Please come and join the “Unleash Your Power to Prosper” seminar that’s happening on November 11-12 in different venues and time slots in Dubai.

Schedule of Sessions

November 11, 2016, Friday
1st Session : 10:00am-3:30pm
Venue: Hyatt Place, Rigga, Deira

2nd Session : 5:00pm-10:30pm
Venue: Business Village, Near Clock Tower, Deira

November 12, 2016 Saturday
3rd Session: 1:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Hyatt Place, Rigga, Deira

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Topics and Speakers

Building a Solid Financial House
Learn about proper money management, how to secure your finances, and invest for your future. This talk will be given by Joey Tayaban. She is the Concierge Director at Truly Rich Club, and a Financial Advisor at Sunlife Financial of Canada-Philippines.

Insurance for OFW
Learn about the importance of life insurance, why OFWs need it, and how to get the right coverage. This talk will be given by Arman Vengco Felipe. He is a Financial Consultant at Nexus Insurance Brokers LLC.

Business Planning and Funding
Learn about entrepreneurship, how to find a good business idea, and how to plan and find the capital you need. This talk will be given by Fitz Villafuerte of Ready To Be Rich and my co-author for Cyberpreneur Philippines book.

Choosing Cooperatives and Online Business
Learn about alternative ways you can invest, especially through cooperatives and discovering the world of online businesses. This talk will be given by Burn Gutierrez (ehem, that’s me), chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition for Financial Literacy.

I really hope you can come and join us that day. We promise that it will be a great learning experience, and if may take years before this happens again.

CLICK THIS LINK NOW TO REGISTER for the Unleash The Power To Prosper!

Press Release: Money Matters Focus of Klik Books Event

Experts agree that the Philippine economy is looking good. However, no amount of direct investments, infrastructure boom, or low inflation would instantly improve everyone’s money situation. Most Filipinos need to learn how to start planting seeds of wealth now to experience the difference.

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Klik Books, a new imprint by PageJump, together with many advocacy groups for financial literacy rise up to the challenge. Financial literacy is the common theme of its two titles to be launched on October. 23. Klik Books aims to deliver otherwise dry concepts with humor and engaging design. The imprint aims to popularize technical topics in the Filipino language to reach a wider audience.

To be formally presented is the book Bidang Misis: Paano Tutugon sa Paghamon Habang OFW si Mister by Gitte Quintos. The self-help book delves into the common experiences of OFW families from the point of view of wives and mothers, who are naturally the treasurers of remittances. The book has an introduction by Vice President Leni Robredo.

Also featured is The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora by Burn Gutierrez and Des Feliciano. The illustrated book captures every Pinoy’s money situation in a funny yet very instructive way. “Through this comic book, financial literacy has been made more understandable and enjoyable. Bravo!,” says preacher and entrepreneur Bo Sanchez of the book.

During the launch, the authors will discuss how financial literacy among various sectors of society can be more engaging and meaningful to our countrymen. The event will be held on October 23, 2 to 4 p.m., at Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall. Among the launch partners are LBC and TV5’s OFW TV. For more information, please email projects@pagejumpmedia.com.

**Press Release | Contact: Ma. Margarita Culala, +639396112305

Press Release: Join The 2nd Angat Pilipinas Financial Literacy Awards!

Be among the privileged Filipinos to witness this year’s winners of the Influential Author, Money Blogger, Advocacy Group/Partner, Institution, and OFW Advocate of the Year awards!

with live performances by neo-ethnic band Talahib,
the VoicePH finalist Darryl Shy, spoken word+poetry+music artists from Romancing Venus (featuring Kooky Tuason, Marty Tengco, Cecil Artates and Caren Tevanny),
singer-songwriter Acel Bisa van Ommen, and DJ Kyle Garon!

also featuring Mike Grogan, Jojy Azurin, Fitz Villafuerte, Ace Gapuz, Alvin Ang, Henry Ong, Dean Pax Lapid, Rose Fres Fausto, Rex Mendoza, Susan Ople, Ardy Roberto, Miriam Quiambao, and a whole lot of finance and investment personalities!

Click here to grab your tickets NOW!!

Hosted by EntrepChamp Paulo Tibig, Kassy Pajarillo, and Trix Esguerra

September 24, 6pm to 10pm
at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City

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See you there!!

We would like to thank the following:

CO-PRESENTER:
Manila Workshops

OFFICIAL VENUE PARTNER:
Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
Truly Rich Club
Real Estate Maven
Klimex Capital Markets

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Sta. Lucia Land
David’s Salon
COLmeJoey
Philcrowd Nutriwealth Multi-Purpose Cooperative
ForeclosurePhilippines.com
International Philippine School in Al Khobar
Jesus the Risen Savior School-DeLa Salle Accredited
RockToRiches

MEDIA PARTNERS:
Philippine Star
Radyo5 92.3 FM
Radio Republic
BlogWatch.ph

Want to be a sponsor or a partner?
Email us at angatpilipinasFL@gmail.com or visit AngatPH Awards Sponsorship Page

Click here to grab your tickets NOW!!

**Proceeds from this event will benefit the financial literacy and social entrepreneurship mission of Angat Pilipinas Coalition to public schools and poor communities around the Philippines.

COL Financial Press Release – Build Wealth the Smart Way

The Philippines’ most trusted online stockbroker, COL Financial, and the largest Filipino conglomerate, SM Investments Corporation, will be sharing their secrets to investing success in this month’s “SMart Investing – COL’s 2016 Wealth Building Summit for the Filipino Investor.”

By joining this free summit, Filipinos can increase their financial literacy and find out what it takes to invest your way into financial security and independence.

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Learn about stock market investing in the Philippines and discover how to grow your portfolio by investing in mutual funds. Hear from an impressive team of financial experts, including COL Financial Chairman and Founder Edward Lee, Philippine Stock Exchange President and CEO Hans Sicat, COL Fund Expert Marvin Fausto, and the top fund houses of the Philippines:  ATR Asset Management, First Metro Asset Management, Philam Asset Management, PhilEquity Management, and Sun Life Management.

Participants will also be able to sit in on COL’s mid-year market briefing in the afternoon session, spearheaded by COL Head of Research April Lee Tan and COL Chief Technical Analyst Juan Barredo. In addition, each day’s activities will come to a close with a panel discussion with investment experts and representatives from SM Investments, BDO, and SM Prime, followed by an exclusive Q&A session.

SMart Investing will kickstart this journey towards financial literacy on August 22 in Cebu, at the Radisson Blu Hotel from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The summit continues on August 23 at Cagayan de Oro for a 12:00 pm afternoon session at the Pryce Plaza Hotel. The last two days of the summit will be in Davao on August 25 at SM Lanang Premier, and in Manila on August 27 at SMX Mall of Asia, from 8:30am to 5:00pm on both days.

For more information on this event, visit the official Facebook page of COL Financial (https://www.facebook.com/colfinancial) or register for the event at http://bit.ly/COLsmartinvesting.

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Concepts 360 Integrated Marketing, Inc
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Tel. No.: (02) 353-5524
Mobile: 0918-9457420
Email: zsa.salazar@concepts360im.com or
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Catch These Money Learning Events in Singapore This Month of May!

Summer is going to be a very busy season this year with all the events happening in and around the Philippines. And our fellow Filipinos in Singapore will be part of the learning frenzy as well as our friends and business partners Randell Tiongson and Jess Uy and investment icon Rex Mendoza take to stage their financial wisdom and knowledge.

Catch these three celebrity money personalities on May 6 and 7 in Singapore! Share it with your friends and loved ones! Contact seminars.jessuy@gmail.com for registration and more details!

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P.S. 1. Are you an OFW who’s been looking for a investment placement where your money could grow higher than your time deposit accounts? Are you outside of Metro Manila and would like to start investing in mutual funds but have no personal advisors to help you out? Click here so I can help you open a mutual fund account NOW! .

P.S. 2. Due to popular demand, my good friend and business partner Jon Orana will be releasing again his online program called the Internet Business Master Class. This exciting online learning program is about creating and selling e-books in the internet. Here’s a FREE 23-page step-by-step guide on how to make money selling e-books including which topics to write. Sign up now in Jon’s FREE webinar happening on April 11

P.S. 3. Bro. Bo Sanchez has appointed me as a coach for our young and new investors at the TrulyRichClub social site. It’s a fun, learning family with the purpose of “helping good people become rich”. I’m inviting you to join the TrulyRichClub too and email me at burngutierrezblog@gmail.com if you have any questions. Click here to join!

P.S. 4. My co-author/illustrator Des Feliciano and I have just launched our “The Adventures of Pepot Kuripot and Dora Gastadora” comic book! It’s arguably the first and only personal finance-influenced comic book in the Philippines. You may grab your copy at your favorite National Bookstore and Powerbooks outlets. Or you can grab your copy yourself at ilovemilktea in Las Pinas City. Now available also in Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA! Email des_feliciano@yahoo.com for more details.
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P.S. 5. Yes, our Cyberpreneur Philippines book is now out in bookstores! Check out the chapters from my fellow authors Ray Calbay, Fitz Villafuerte, Ginger Arboleda, Kristel Silang, Marv de Leon, Paolo Lising, Anne Quintos, and other great online entrepreneurs and experts! Score your copy here now!

P.S. 6. Send healthcare and grocery products online to your loved ones in the Philippines via BeamandGo!

Enter Entrepreneurship Webinar Recordings Now Available!

You know the fundamentals. You have got your business plan and you are now ready to implement your business. You take off but every step of the way, you crave for additional knowledge — knowledge that will help keep you going and learnings that will help you improve your business.

We don’t want you to be lost and confused on what specific actions to take? We know that you want the specifics! Ginger Arboleda, the founder of ManilaWorkshops.com and Burn Gutierrez, the Chairman of Angat Pilipinas Coalition have come up with a Webinar series called Enter Entrepreneurship. This series aims to focus on the technical skills and specific things that you have always wanted to know about in order to grow your business. We have come up with 10 sessions that will make you a stronger and better entrepreneur.

For those who never made it to the live sessions, we have recorded these 10 sessions (plus 1 free session) so you can listen to them over and over again whether you are at home, in your car, or even at the beach.

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Please check out the following Enter Entrepreneurship topics:

Click here>Blogging and Creative Writing

Always wanted to explore Blogging? Where do you start and how to create one? Learn from our resident expert and blogging coach herself, Martine De Luna.

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Click here>Basics of Video Editing

Always wanted to learn how to edit your own videos? Learn from our resident expert, Jeo Paz.

Here is the outline:

1.) Introduction to Video Editing
2.) Different stages of Production
Pre-Production
Shoot
Post-Production
3.) An Introduction to shooting/video production
Frame Sizes
Frame Speed (fps)
Aspect Ratio
4.) Understanding how post-production editing programs work:
Difference of Offline Editing and Online Editing
Importance of Organizing your Files!
How to tell a story?
5.) Technical Specifications:
(Outputs/Formats)
6.) What programs to use for basic editing?
7.) Importance of Video Editing
Promoting your brand
How it affects your customers

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Click here>Basics of Photoshop 

Photoshop skills seem to be essential if you want to create catchy and effective graphics for your business. Let Amanda De Ocampo take you through the Basics of Photoshop.

Basic Photoshop
How to get started for beginners:
OUTLINE:
1. Editing Photos
a. Filtering
b. Gradients
c. Adding objects/type over numerous layers
d. Stamp tool

2. Layers
a. Layering a photograph
a. Adding objects/type over numerous layers
b. Masking

3. Removing an object from a photo
a. Make A Selection tool/ Magic Wand
– Similar
b. Quick Select to Expand the object
– Adding objects/type over numerous layers

4. Adding or using layers
a. Removing an object from a photo
b. Make A Selection tool/ Magic Wand
c. Using shapes
d. Typing

5. Cropping, Sizing and Saving images for Instagram and Pinterest
a. Instagram
b. Pinterest
Size, pixels, editing
Size, pixels, editing
Pinterest Moodboard

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Click here>Setting Up an Online Store 

Nowadays, you don’t need a physical store to sell things! All you need is an #OnlineStore. Learn how to make your own online store with Serial Entrepreneur Fitz Villafuerte.

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Click here>Basics of Shooting a Video 

Video is becoming the in thing! All you need to do is learn the basics of shooting a video. Learn from our resident expert, Dennis Abad.

Introduction
Why Shoot Video
Impact of Video on Common Mediums
Basic Videography and Audio Techniques
Maximising videos for your Business

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Click here>Understanding WordPress 

Are you going nuts trying to understand how WordPress works?  Mr. Jerome Esperanza​ enlightens us on how to use #wordpress.

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Click here>Product Shots With A Purpose 

Envious of the great product shots you see on Instagram? Learn how to take great shots of your product with Sheila Catilo!

PRODUCT SHOTS WITH A PURPOSE
I. INTRODUCTION: Shooting with purpose
II. Getting to know your customer (who they are and what they’re looking for)
III. How photos can make or break your business
IV. 5 equipment you need to create a home studio
V. Steps (Planning, set-up, shoot proper, post-processing, publishing)
VI. Factors to consider when shooting products
VII. What to avoid when shooting your products
VIII. Effective rules of composition that sell
IX. Tips on taking product photos with your mobile phone

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Click here>Digital Marketing 

Don’t have a clue on what Digital Marketing is all about? Why are people talking so much about is. Learn from our resident expert, Rosario Juan.

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Click here>Content Planning

Words matter. Content matters especially in this digital world. Let’s all together learn from our resident expert, Rey Baguio.

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Click here>Time Management & Productivity

A question that is always brought up by aspiring entrepreneurs and by already small business owners is that how do you manage time? How do you see to it that you are productive at any given day. Learn from this Recording with Visuals with our resident expert, Sonny Del Rosario.

Understand the Challenge of Managing Time
– Prioritize
– Don’t Procrastinate
– Establish Goals and Deal with Blocks
– Delegate
– Say No
– Anticipate

Are you ready to Enter Entrepreneurship? Purchase these recordings now!

 

More Pinoys Purchase a New Car with help from Financing

In the first quarter of this year, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported that auto loans increased by 26% to P244.61 billion from P194.37 billion the previous year.

The demand for car loans in the Philippines will continue to increase as more Pinoy car buyers see financing as a better option when purchasing a new car, Carmudi said.

In its recent study, the company reported on the growth of car financing in the Philippines as well as other emerging markets. The white paper entitled “Car Financing in the Philippines” provides a look into the current and future state of car financing and how consumer attitudes toward credit have changed in recent years.

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As the demand for auto loans continues to grow, local lenders are coming up with various strategies to entice buyers such as lowering interest rates and offering attractive products and freebies to raise their share in the industry and to give them a competitive edge, the startup firm said.

Kris Lim, the firm’s marketing head, said that interest rates for car loans generally depend on the bank but usually range from 8.93% to 12.60% per year.

Lim said that aside from banks, car dealers also offer in-house car financing.

Subir Lohani, Managing Director of Carmudi Philippines, said, “Car financing has always been an option that consumers in the Philippines look at when buying a car.”

“And as more banks and financial institutions offer attractive loan programs and require low down payments, we expect auto purchases through financing will continue to flourish in the country,” the top executive added.

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About Carmudi

Carmudi was founded in 2013 and is currently available in Bangladesh, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Zambia. The vehicle marketplace offers buyers, sellers and car dealers the ideal platform to find cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles online.

For Media Inquiries, kindly contact:

Kris C. Lim
Head – PR and Marketing
Carmudi Philippines
Unit 2901, Antel Global Tower, Julia Vargas Street,
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Mobile: 0917-4140607
Email: kris@carmudi.com.ph
Skype ID: kris

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“Cyberpreneur Philippines” Book Launch to Tackle Online Business Opportunities

Fed up with Manila traffic? It’s now officially the worst in the world, according to the navigation app Waze. Before even getting to the office, many already feel spent by getting stuck on EDSA or lining up for the MRT for hours on end.
Imagine working anywhere so long as there’s Internet connection.

“Cyberpreneurs” enjoy this lifestyle, working in shared offices, coffee shops, or even in their bedrooms. These business-minded Filipinos make good use of the Internet to sell services, create various digital and software products, or get into retail through e-commerce.

How to be a cyberpreneur

If you want this option, Cyberpreneur Philippines: Online Business Start-up Guide, the latest title from PageJump, holds the answers for you. Edited by Ray Calbay, Marv de Leon, and Paolo Lising, the book is a compilation of tips, insights, and practical suggestions by some of the country’s most successful and up-and-coming online entrepreneurs.
“The book serves as a manual for Filipinos to get inspired and jump-start their online entrepreneurial journey,” says Anton Diaz, founder of the popular blog Our Awesome Planet, in his foreword to the book.

The book launch is set on October 25, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street branch. Those who will attend have the opportunity to interact in an open forum with the book’s contributors. The event is open to the public.

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Straight from the experts

Startup founders, top freelancers, and company CEOs contribute chapters about the many online business opportunities that enterprising Filipinos can take advantage of. The book also covers topics ranging from skills assessment, business planning, to important Web skills such as search engine optimization and social media marketing.

Readers are encouraged to log on to the book’s companion website (www.cyberpreneur.ph) for more content or discuss in social media using the #CyberpreneurPH hashtag. Aside from Fully Booked, Cyberpreneur Philippines will also be available in National Bookstore and PowerBooks branches nationwide, and may also be ordered internationally or as an e-book from Amazon.com.

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Press Release | Media contact: Corinne Pagdagdagan, +63917-8609623 | projects@pagejumped.com

**Rock To Riches’ Burn Gutierrez is a contributor of the Cyberpreneur Philippines book.