The Dying Art of Cost Averaging

Not a few friends whom I introduced to stock market investing have already went on to become “experts” in their own rights. It’s understandable, anyone has the right to advance further his/her knowledge in everything. Everyone has the freedom to move forward.

I remember teaching a couple of friends on how to play the guitar back in high school. After less than a year of extreme and hardcore practice, the two guys went on from just being “rhythm guitarists” to becoming the hottest, loudest, lead guitar players not only in school but in the whole town back then.

The once honest purpose of just expressing their emotions through guitar-playing has found their new talent as their gateway to popularity and public acceptance. They didn’t want to be left behind in the local music scene. Continue reading The Dying Art of Cost Averaging

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You Said You’d Go Long Term So Stop Being Emotional

Of course you are most likely online all the time now that most stock trading platforms can already be accessed on mobile gadgets. It would be tough to avoid influencing your investing decisions with your emotions especially during these times when you see “red” numbers in your portfolio.

Again, I would like to address the attitude of new and young investors. You should accept the fact that you are not like the experienced investors and the hardcore active/day traders. Stop feeling like a veteran when you barely even crossed over your first year of investing. Continue reading You Said You’d Go Long Term So Stop Being Emotional

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I Trade With My Loose Change

If you are an active trader and you happen to read my post on how my stock portfolio looks like, you would say that I’m a very boring investor.

My 3-guard combo stock market strategy is made up of three parts where the biggest part is dedicated to long-term investing. This is where I buy shares from two of my favorite companies: Ayala Land (ALI) and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Guess why I chose them for my long-term investing. Cost-averaging for these two companies is like feeding green leafy vegetables for my portfolio’s longevity. 😛

The second biggest part is intended for my medium-term investing which uses the strategic averaging method. For the past few months, I have First Philippine Holdings (FPH), Meralco (MER), and Metro Pacific (MPI) that I buy below prices and continue to buy until target prices are hit. And then sell them all. But I may consider one of them to be part of my long-term investing soon. Continue reading I Trade With My Loose Change

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My 3-Guard Combo Stock Market Investing/Trading Strategy

After sharing my stock market investing/soft trading strategies to the readers of Fitz Villafuerte’s latest blog post “Are You an Investor or a Trader? A Simple Test To Find Out“, I thought I should share them to my readers as well.

But before I do that, let me just emphasize once more the difference between an investor and a trader, as defined so clearly by Fitz like the crystal pristine waters of the South Pacific Ocean.

According to Fitz,

Investing is long-term, which means you buy, hold and sell after several years or even decades.

Trading is short-term, which means you buy and then sell only after a few days, weeks or months. Continue reading My 3-Guard Combo Stock Market Investing/Trading Strategy

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Start Investing in the “Stock Market” with Php500

When the great record-breaking performance of Philippine stock market hit the local news, several friends who were previously snubbing my invitations to invest have started to “re-inquire” from me how to be part of the growing number of happy stock market investors.

As usual, when I mention to them that they have to start with at least Php5,000 to open a stock investment portfolio the responses would be, “Wala pa kong pera.” (I still don’t have the money). Or, “Hindi ko alam kung pano gawin yan.” (I don’t know how to do it.)

Well, fret no more superfriends. Instead of saving up Php5,000 to open your first stock investment portfolio, you can at least set aside Php500 in your next payday to start investing in the stock market. Even if you don’t know how to. Continue reading Start Investing in the “Stock Market” with Php500