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AI era: A whole new world
by Wilson Sy - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
In a piece published last year, we explored the rise of the AI era and its potential to reshape global stock markets and the world economy (refer to “Conversing with an AI Chatbot,” June 12, 2023).
ChatGPT – Year of the Dragon
by Wilson Sy - February 12, 2024 - 12:00am
The bull market in stocks was driven by the enthusiasm over artificial intelligence and the myriads of possibilities that it offers. Considering this and the upcoming Chinese New Year, we thought it was appropriate...
May, not March
by Wilson Sy - February 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, equities dropped as Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell dashed investor hopes for a March rate cut. Last Friday, despite better-than-expected US nonfarm payrolls and robust wage growth which...
US leads bull market
by Wilson Sy - January 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week saw a significant surge in US stocks, with record highs attained across major indices.
Benguet’s cabbage glut
by Wilson Sy - January 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week, urgent messages sought support for Benguet farmers by emphasizing that “a contribution of P1,500 could save 100 kgs of cabbage.
Foreign funds return strongly
by Wilson Sy - January 15, 2024 - 12:00am
After a prolonged absence, global investors are making a notable comeback in the Philippine markets.
Market recap of 2023
by Wilson Sy - January 8, 2024 - 12:00am
In 2023, the US dollar experienced its first decline since 2020 as the market perceived inflation and US interest rates to have peaked.
Magnificent rally
by Wilson Sy - January 1, 2024 - 12:00am
In a momentous turn, 2023 unfolded as a historic year for stocks.
Santa arrives early
by Wilson Sy - December 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Last year, Santa Claus arrived late as the PSEi fell 3.2 percent in December.
Cut, cut, cut
by Wilson Sy - December 18, 2023 - 12:00am
In our recent articles, we noted that the most important catalyst for capital markets is a peak in interest rates (see Some good news, Nov. 13, 2023, and Good tidings, Nov. 27, 2023).
Oil’s downward spiral
by Wilson Sy - December 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The continued decline in oil prices has left many investors surprised.
Investment titan
by Wilson Sy - December 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Investors worldwide mourned the passing of investment titan Charlie Munger last week.
Good tidings
by Wilson Sy - November 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, we wrote about positive developments that are critical for a market turnaround (see Some good news, Nov. 13).
Some good news
by Wilson Sy - November 13, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past months, investors have been confronted with a spate of bad news that weighed on market performance.
Don’t fight the BSP
by Wilson Sy - November 6, 2023 - 12:00am
In finance, there is a wise Wall Street mantra, “Don’t fight the Fed,” which essentially advises investors to align their strategies with the Federal Reserve’s policy actions.
Off-cycle rate hike
by Wilson Sy - October 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas delivered an off-cycle rate hike of 25 basis points.
Crude oil’s roller coaster ride
by Wilson Sy - October 23, 2023 - 12:00am
Crude oil prices have seen a whirlwind of volatility over the past month, driven by various factors ranging from demand concerns to geopolitical conflicts.
Impact of war in Israel
by Wilson Sy - October 16, 2023 - 12:00am
On Oct. 7, Islamic militant group Hamas carried out a coordinated attack that surprised Israel and resulted in over 1,000 casualties. US President Joe Biden called it the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust....
Soaring food inflation weighs on consumers
by Wilson Sy - October 9, 2023 - 12:00am
Filipinos who regularly go to the market complain about surging rice and vegetable prices.
Peso: Worst to best
by Wilson Sy - October 2, 2023 - 12:00am
In a surprising turn of events, the Philippine peso transformed from being one of the worst to becoming the best-performing currency in the region on a one-month basis.
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