Usapang Stock Smarts

Our Angat Pilipinas/OFW UsapangPiso team has been very busy this month of May in reaching out to our kababayans through our seminars and coaching sessions. Apart from our on-going financial literacy tour in the Middle East, we are also very excited for our learning events in the Philippines.

On May 24, 2014, we will be having our FIT (Financial Intelligence Training) Part 2 happening in Clark Air Base, Angeles City again this time with one of our original forum site moderators and finance blogger Garry de Castro and our friend and advocacy partner, Air Force rescue pilot Maj. Badong Dee.

On that same date, we will be having our first ever investing seminar in Lucena City called “Usapang Stock Smarts” with our friend Marvin Germo.


Where is the Stock Market Heading? (by Marvin Germo)

Where is the market as of March 2014?  How has it faired so far?  Did we go so deep?  Are we now in a strong uptrend?  Will we finally hit 7,400?  Or are we going back down to 5,800?

In terms of fundamentals:

1. Our growth story is still intact.  The Philippines is poised to zoom and grow in years to come.  Nothing has changed.  Sentiments change overnight but our growth story remains pumped and primed to grow for years.

2. Consumption would still continue to fuel growth in the country. Consumption-related stocks like RRHI, JFC, URC, PGOLD, CIC and DMPL would likely post solid earnings while construction and Infrastructure-related stocks will also take its place as the government still is pumping money to finish all its projects by 2016.

3. Looking at our price-earnings or P/E ratio, we are at 18.85 (via Bloomberg). This makes us a bit more expensive compared to other markets.  But I have seen several global reports that more foreign funds are favoring the Philippines and Indonesia given the unrest in Thailand.

4. In spite of the market moving up, there are still a lot of stocks that are still undervalued.  You may look at quality stocks that have not moved as much.  You may want to check out the likes of SMPH if you are an investor and would want to buy stocks that have relatively not moved much.

If you want to learn more how to invest and trade in stocks successfully, then attend the Usapang Stock Smarts seminar with Marvin Germo. You may register online through this link.

You can also email our NCR/South Luzon Director Carmi Revilla at or for more information.

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P.S. 1. 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 if you have any questions. Click here to join!

P.S. 2. The OFW UsapangPiso KSA Chapter will be conducting a series of financial literacy seminars to OFW’s in the Eastern Province and in Bahrain on May 23, 2014 (Al Ahsa), May 30 (International Philippine School of Al Khobar or IPSA), and June 20 (JCSGO Manama, Bahrain). Keep on visiting our Facebook group and forum site for updates on these events.

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