Investing in the Philippine stock market – Beating the bear

I’ve always dreamed of someday deriving my entire income from investing in the Philippine stock market, and until this day I have always pursued that dream. I am not only dreaming about it, I am doing something about it. I am actively investing in the Philippine stock market and continuing to read books and attend seminars on how I can be more effective in investing in the Philippine stock market.

I’ve always preferred investing in the Philippine stock market over any other forms of investments. My parents told me that Real Estate is the way to go when it comes to investment since my grandparents has been very successful in this. I am a license real estate broker, but I am not very enthusiastic with real estate. I could cite several reasons why I don’t want real estate as my main investment vehicle of investment but I prefer to make it a topic in another post. I could give you a reason right now, I firmly believe (Based also on several studies) that investing in the Philippine stock market and any stock market for that matter is the best investment.

My friends who are heavily into mutual funds would argue that investing in the Philippine stock market is very risky. They said it would be best to let a professional fund manager do our investing in the Philippine stock market. I strongly disagree, and disagreeing with me are some of the world’s best investors including Warrant Buffet, Phil Town and Robert Kiyosaki. I may have mutual funds investments, but that was before I ventured into investing in the Philippine stock market. I decided to keep my mutual funds investment because I wanted to compare perhaps 5 to 10 years from now how my mutual fund investments compare with investing in the Philippine stock market.

My brother who uses Forex (Foreign exchange) as one of his primary vehicles of investments would also disagree with me. In some ways, I agree with him, you can definitely make it big in the Forex market, the problem is that Forex is so volatile and I do not have the time (not to mention the amount of money) to study all the intricacies of the Forex game. I also admit that compared to my knowledge with investing in the Philippine stock market, my knowledge about Forex is not that good. I’d rather spend my time improving my skills on knowing the intricacies of investing in the Philippine stock market.

Others would recommend putting money in futures instead of investing in the Philippine stock market. Unfortunately we do not have a futures market in the Philippines, and even if we live in the internet age and one could argue that you can easily contact a futures broker in the internet, I am still wary about doing this since I do not know much about the futures market. I also want to make sure that the futures broker I contact is not running a scam business, and if there is ever a futures market in the Philippines I will still prefer investing in the Philippine stock market.

Anyway, I remain happy investing in the Philippine stock market. This past two months has in fact been very good. Although investing in the Philippine stock market seems unprofitable because it is in a “bear mode”, I managed to make about 12 % returns from June to July of this year. (This is not just return on paper but a return in actual money) The two stocks that delievered for me were Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Petron (PCOR).

I’ve shifted gears in my strategy with regards to investing in the Philippine stock market because of the book I recently read entitled Rule# 1 by Phil Town. This is one of the most simple-easy to understand books on fundamental investing and I highly recommend it. If you love Warren Buffet and Benjamin Graham style investing but you have a hard time understanding the books that detail their investing style, you will be surprised how Rule#1 makes it all so simple. You won’t believe how it could easily be applied in investing in the Philippine stock market!

The problem with Rule#1 is that the examples and practical applications used deal with U.S stocks. I have to manually extract data from the financial statements of Philippine companies to apply Rule# 1 in investing in the Philippine stock market. I will be writing more about this in future posts. Who knows I might be able to come up with a book entitled Rule#1 investing in the Philippine stock market. ?

So what are you waiting for? No matter where you are located in the globe and no matter whether your investing in the Philippine stock market or any other stock market, grab a copy of Rule #1: The Simple Strategy for Successful Investing in Only 15 Minutes a Week! via Amazon today! (Click on the link) You have the option to buy it as an audio book, electronic file or a paper book. Click the link above and start investing in the Philippine stock market or any stock market today! Read more about investment adventure in Financial management and investments category.

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3 Responses to Investing in the Philippine stock market – Beating the bear

  1. very good site its really very helpful to me because I’m going to enter into this stock market.My friends told about the Philippine stock market but they don’t have the correct idea on this.But,seeing your site i got a clear idea about this.

  2. zigfred says:

    Campton: That’s great ! The Philippines is in emerging market and it would be great that you will invest here. (It will help our country) I think Warren Buffett once said that there will come a time when most of the money that he will be earning in his investments will come from outside the United States.

  3. dxbtrader says:

    Great site.yes i totally agree with you that investing in equities is a good way of investing money in the philippines.I say in the philippines since there is no futures market that exist. Futures or derivatives is far more better than the traditional way of investing in stock or equities. Ive been trading in this market for quite some time.It gives participants in the market better ways to minimize risk in order to maximize the profit potential of their investments.Furthermore derivatives does not only benefits pure investors but businesses as well who are always at risk when prices of raws materials fluctuates.I do hope that futures market will be set up soon in our country.

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