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Strong dollar or weak peso?
by Valentino Sy - October 31, 2016 - 12:00am
Investors have been asking us to write about the peso because of its recent weakness. They have one nagging and persistent question – Is the peso’s recent weakness caused by a strong US dollar or is it...
Philippines, a sanctuary amidst global turmoil?
by Valentino Sy - February 14, 2016 - 9:00am
While other global markets were falling sharply the past two weeks, we noticed the Philippine markets were relatively stable.
What happens when the Fed raises rates?
by Valentino Sy - December 13, 2015 - 9:00am
The much awaited US interest rate lift-off is expected to be announced this week during the Fed policy meeting on Dec.15-16.
Dear Santa
by Valentino Sy - December 6, 2015 - 9:00am
2015 has been a difficult year for stocks. Various headwinds have haunted investors throughout the year.
GDP – A matter of perspective
by Valentino Sy - November 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Last Thursday, traders and economists counted down the seconds to 10 a.m. – the time when the Philippines’ Q3 GDP growth would be revealed. Coming out at six percent, this was a tad below consensus forecast...
Shining star in a cloudy sky
by Valentino Sy - November 22, 2015 - 9:00am
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting was held last week in Manila.
December liftoff imminent
by Valentino Sy - November 15, 2015 - 9:00am
In last week’s article (see Every Breath You Take, Nov. 8), we mentioned monetary policy divergence continues to be the dominant factor in the currency market, especially after the strong US jobs report number...
Every move you make
by Valentino Sy - November 8, 2015 - 9:00am
With last Friday’s US payrolls coming out at 271,000, exceeding even the most bullish forecasts, it looks like a December liftoff is imminent.
True to form
by Valentino Sy - November 1, 2015 - 9:00am
In our book “Opportunity of a Lifetime,” we devoted a portion to discuss the different seasons in the stock market.
Corporate buybacks and owners buying
by Valentino Sy - October 25, 2015 - 10:00am
In a previous article (see A Cloudy September, 5 October 2015), we wrote about how asset classes all over the world experienced the worst August and September in years.
Asean currencies, blow-off tops
by Valentino Sy - October 18, 2015 - 10:00am
Last week, we noted the dramatic reversal of emerging market currencies, especially among Asean currencies such as the Indonesian rupiah, Malaysian ringgit, Singapore dollar and the Philippine peso (see Reversal,...
Contagion no more
by Valentino Sy - October 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Last week, the Indonesian rupiah, which collapsed to 1997 Asian Crisis levels and imploded to new lows suddenly reversed.
A cloudy September
by Valentino Sy - October 4, 2015 - 10:00am
Ba de ya, say do you remember
Throwing the baby out with the bath water
by Valentino Sy - September 27, 2015 - 10:00am
Some of our readers are wondering why the peso and the PSE Index have gone down when our economy benefits from low oil and commodity prices.
The ghost vanishes
by Valentino Sy - September 22, 2015 - 10:00am
This year, we experienced another frightening ghost month. It was a time when the volatility that investors witnessed in stocks and currencies was particularly harrowing. Fortunately, the ghost month ended last Sept....
The Philippines, best house in a sliding neighborhood
by Valentino Sy - September 13, 2015 - 10:00am
When China surprised the markets with the devaluation of the Chinese yuan on Aug. 11, .sharp declines in the Indonesian rupiah, Malaysian ringgit, Singapore dollar, as well as in regional equities markets brought...
Promises, promises
by Valentino Sy - September 6, 2015 - 10:00am
Two weeks ago, we wrote about the financial contagion sweeping across Asia (see Contagion, Aug. 24, 2015).
From ghost to Cupid
by Valentino Sy - August 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Last Monday, the PSE Index declined the most since June 2013.
by Valentino Sy - August 23, 2015 - 10:00am
Last Monday, our fund manager, Mr. Wilson Sy, was interviewed by the ANC channel in connection with the launch of his book, Opportunity of a Lifetime.
Currency wars 2015
by Valentino Sy - August 16, 2015 - 10:00am
In our article last Monday (see Is the peso weak?, Aug. 10, 2015), we wrote about the weakening peso.
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