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Rising oil prices – culprit behind high inflation, CA deficit
by Wilson Sy - May 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The surge in inflation, which rose to a five-year high of 4.5 percent in April, has been blamed on the TRAIN Law, the weak peso, and many other factors.
Peso strengthens across the board
by Wilson Sy - May 7, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week we noted the Philippine peso has started to strengthen following the S&P’s upgrade of the country’s credit outlook from stable to positive (see From Stable to Positive, April 30).
From stable to positive
by Wilson Sy - April 30, 2018 - 12:00am
After a slew of negative news and downgrades of the Philippine equities market by prominent foreign banks such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, the Philippines finally got a break.
Why is the Philippine stock market dropping?
by Wilson Sy - April 23, 2018 - 12:00am
After staging a decisive breakout past 8,000, the PSEi touched an intraday all-time high of 9,078 on Jan. 29.
When the president speaks
by Wilson Sy - April 16, 2018 - 12:00am
In the past month, markets were pummeled relentlessly by the US and China’s tit-for-tat regarding trade tariffs (see Tit-for-tat, April 9).
by Wilson Sy - April 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, markets experienced another period of heightened volatility due to tit-for-tat tariff pronouncements from the US and China.
The return of volatility
by Wilson Sy - April 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Last year was a very good year for global equity markets, which saw record streaks made and record highs broken with nary a correction (see 2017 – A Record Year for Stocks, Jan. 3 and Starting the New Year...
Trade wars
by Wilson Sy - March 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The Dow plunged a whopping 724 points last Thursday and declined another 425 points last Friday as Trump approved specific tariffs against China.
Happy 9th birthday, bull market!
by Wilson Sy - March 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Many may not have noticed that the current bull market turned nine years old last week.
Resistance, breakout, correction
by Wilson Sy - February 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Saturday, we held our investor forum at the Meralco Theater. We shared our market outlook and  outlined the reasons behind the recent wild swings of stocks. Below, we summarize the salient points...
Finally, united in one house
by Wilson Sy - February 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, Feb. 19, stockbrokers from Ortigas and Ayala will all troop to their new home in BGC, the Philippine Stock Exchange Tower.
When the dog bites
by Wilson Sy - February 12, 2018 - 12:00am
After a strong start in 2018, the market experienced a painful bite last week. Investors were stung by a sudden drop which took the PSEi from all-time intraday high of 9,078 on Jan. 29 to an intraday low of 8,380...
Super blue blood moon triggers bloodbath in stocks
by Wilson Sy - February 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, millions around the world witnessed a rare full moon occurrence called the super blue blood moon.
by Wilson Sy - January 29, 2018 - 12:00am
After setting records in 2017 and the early part of this year, our stock market reached another milestone last week.
Lower corporate taxes to boost Phl stocks
by Wilson Sy - January 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, the Department of Finance (DOF) submitted the second package of the Duterte administration’s comprehensive tax reform program to Congress. The second tranche of tax reform is envisioned to be revenue...
The almighty US dollar falls
by Wilson Sy - January 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Last year, the US dollar took a long and sustained nosedive that sent the currency slumping to its lowest level in three years.
Starting the new year with a bang!
by Wilson Sy - January 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week, we wrote about how 2017 turned out to be a record year for stocks despite all the volatility and political turmoil.
2017 – A record year for stocks
by Wilson Sy - January 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Against all odds, 2017 proved to be a record year for stocks. After numerous attempts, the PSEi managed to break above the formidable 8,000 resistance level, eventually reaching a new record intraday high of 8,640...
Last two minutes
by Wilson Sy - December 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
In basketball parlance, the phrase ‘last two minutes’ refers to the final stretch of the game.
All aboard
by Wilson Sy - December 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last week, the first package of government’s comprehensive tax reform program was ratified by the bicameral committee of Philippine lawmakers. This caused the PSEi to go up 1.2 percent last Thursday and close...
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