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Upward pressure on the peso
by Wilson Sy - September 21, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine peso strengthened 0.3 percent last week to close at 48.395 vs. the US dollar. This is the highest level for the peso since November 2016.
Fastest Nasdaq correction
by Wilson Sy - September 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sept. 3, the US tech sector’s blistering run to new all-time highs came to a screeching halt.
Strong peso - good or bad?
by Wilson Sy - September 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce urged the government to review the Philippine peso’s steady appreciation.
Philippine peso, a standout in Asia
by Wilson Sy - August 31, 2020 - 12:00am
Despite the continuing rise of COVID-19 cases and the weakening economy, the Philippine peso remains strong.
A new bull
by Wilson Sy - August 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both made new all-time highs.
Race for a vaccine
by Wilson Sy - August 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The PSEi rose four percent last week on the back of the government’s announcement of its partnership with Russia for the clinical trial of Gamaleya’s coronavirus vaccine. This came after Russian President...
Gold at historic highs
by Wilson Sy - August 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Many events this year are unprecedented. We have the worst pandemic in the last 100 years, the deepest economic recession since World War II, the sharpest bear market decline, the biggest global monetary and fiscal...
Strong peso continues
by Wilson Sy - August 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines’ healthy fiscal position and the prudent measures by our country’s economic managers kept the Philippine peso strong throughout this pandemic.
US dollar: On the cusp of a multi-year decline
by Wilson Sy - July 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the US dollar continued its descent. The trade-weighted US dollar index declined to a 22-month low, closing at 94.35. This has largely been attributed to the rise of the euro which makes up 58 percent...
Is it a strong peso or a weak dollar?
by Wilson Sy - July 20, 2020 - 12:00am
In last week’s article, we showed how the Philippine peso and the Chinese yuan strengthened against the US dollar.
Breaking 50 leads to stronger peso
by Wilson Sy - July 13, 2020 - 12:00am
People are perplexed why the Philippine peso is the strongest currency in Asia year-to-date while COVID-19 cases are still rising, OFWs are returning, and foreign selling continues at the PSE.
COVID cases rising, economy worsening – why are stocks going up?
by Wilson Sy - July 6, 2020 - 12:00am
In the past weeks, we saw a slew of bad news.
Pandemic sparks gold rush
by Wilson Sy - June 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Amid the gloomy economic outlook and uncertainty brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic, one asset class that emerged a clear winner is gold.
Robinhood traders
by Wilson Sy - June 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The evolution of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 into a pandemic has resulted in many unprecedented developments for the global economy and the stock market. Among the unique phenomena that occurred during...
Longest, shortest, sharpest
by Wilson Sy - June 15, 2020 - 12:00am
The year 2020 will be remembered as a life-changing year for everyone.
The end of the strong US dollar?
by Wilson Sy - June 8, 2020 - 12:00am
After many years of uninterrupted strength, the strong US dollar may finally be over. The dollar index is down 5.8 percent.
Lockdown ends
by Wilson Sy - June 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Friday, the PSEi rose 4.8 percent on heavy volume of P20.4 billion.
Vaccine hope
by Wilson Sy - May 25, 2020 - 12:00am
A glimmer of hope came to light last Monday when listed American biotechnology company Moderna reported that its vaccine had a successful phase one trial.
Dr. Fauci correction
by Wilson Sy - May 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, the US market had moved higher on hopes that certain states will reopening soon based on optimistic pronouncements by Trump.
Philippine peso, the strongest currency in EM
by Wilson Sy - May 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine peso continues to diverge against most emerging market (EM) currencies, which we first noted back in February (see Contrasting currency moves caused by COVID-19, Feb. 17). Investors have recently...
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