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Peso registers a 6-month high against the US dollar
by Wilson Sy - November 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the Philippine peso hit a six-month high against the US dollar, touching 52.48 before ending the week at 52.96.
Good riddance, October!
by Wilson Sy - November 5, 2018 - 12:00am
After seeing red all over during October, investors finally heaved a sigh of relief as stock markets recovered on the last day of the month.
Red all over
by Wilson Sy - October 29, 2018 - 12:00am
For most of the year, only US stock markets remained in the green as money flowed into US assets (see USA vs. the world, Sept. 3).
Oil prices decline sharply
by Wilson Sy - October 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Increased US production and an expansion of US crude stockpiles for the fourth straight week pushed oil prices sharply lower last week.
Red October and 10-year cycles
by Wilson Sy - October 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the Dow Jones plunged by 800 points on Wednesday and another 500 points on Thursday for a total of 1,300 points.
High inflation and rising interest rates
by Wilson Sy - October 8, 2018 - 12:00am
High inflation and rising interest rates took center stage in the past month as these are viewed as major risks for the Philippines.
Super seven
by Wilson Sy - October 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Three weeks ago, the super consortium of seven conglomerates was granted Original Proponent Status (OPS) to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
A dramatic turnaround
by Wilson Sy - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The PSEi staged a remarkable rebound last Friday when it gained 3.48 percent, leading all countries in the region.
Weathering the storm in the Philippine peso
by Wilson Sy - September 17, 2018 - 12:00am
EM currencies, including the Philippine peso, have been facing stormy weather for quite some time now. Several factors have combined to create turbulence in EM currencies.
Is the bear back in emerging markets?
by Wilson Sy - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
In our previous article, we discussed the stark contrast between the performance of US stocks and international stocks (USA vs. the world, Sept 3.
USA vs. the world
by Wilson Sy - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Led by the US stock market, the current bull run is almost 10 years old. It is now the longest running bull market in history (The Longest Bull, Aug. 30).
The longest bull
by Wilson Sy - August 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The S&P 500 index registered a new all-time closing high of 2,874.69 and an intraday high of 2,876.16 last Friday.
Turkey – contagion?
by Wilson Sy - August 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, global markets were roiled by Turkey’s currency crisis. A US-listed ETF for Turkey, TUR, dropped 24 percent in two days and is down 51 percent YTD.
"We've got it all"
by Wilson Sy - August 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Sixty years ago, Henry Sy built Shoemart as a small shoe store in Carriedo St., Quiapo, Manila. Since then, SM has blossomed into the country’s biggest business empire.
Do you believe in ghosts?
by Wilson Sy - August 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The ghost month will start this Saturday, Aug. 11.
From worst to best
by Wilson Sy - July 30, 2018 - 12:00am
From one of the worst performing markets in Asia on a year-to-date and peak-to-trough basis, the Philippine stock market made a remarkable recovery.
The Art of War vs. The Art of the Deal
by Wilson Sy - July 23, 2018 - 12:00am
As the US and China are locked in a trade war, investors and businessmen may benefit from reading two important books. The first book, “The Art of War,” is an ancient book on warfare attributed to Sun...
Back to the USA
by Wilson Sy - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
With fears of a full-scale trade war hovering over investors in the past five months, investing in equities has proven to be quite torturous and unrewarding.
It’s official – trade war begins
by Wilson Sy - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
World War I, described as the “War to End All Wars,” was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on June 28, 1914.
Why are there two bells?
by Wilson Sy - July 2, 2018 - 12:00am
People who visit the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Tower in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) are wondering why there are two bells at the trading floor.
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