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The road paved with good intentions
by Ed Francisco - May 30, 2024 - 12:00am
I was invited as a panelist in a recent Philippine Loan Market Conference and our topic was Financing the Philippines’ Energy Transition. It was a great panel but I also said something that may have have caused...
The challenges and opportunities of listing bonds in the Philippines
by Ed Francisco - May 9, 2024 - 12:00am
It is definitely much easier for Philippine Stock Exchange-listed companies to list on the bond exchange, because the internal corporate clean-up and housekeeping that companies undergo before listing on the PSE...
The challenges and opportunities of listing bonds in the Phl
by Ed Francisco - May 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Several years ago, I got a request from a certain Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Monetary Board member to visit me in my office and get an update on the state of the Philippine capital markets.
The growing and important retail investor base
by Ed Francisco - March 12, 2024 - 12:00am
In the dynamic realm of the Philippine Stock Exchange, retail investors who may be described as ordinary individuals engaging in stock investments, play an indispensable role in contributing to market vibrancy and...
Historically low valuation
by Ed Francisco - March 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The Philippine stock market bloodbath over the past two years saw the PSEi plummet from 7,122.6 on the last trading day of 2021 to 6,566.4 on the last trading day of 2022 for a 7.8 percent annual retreat and slide...
The MIF and its 10x multiplier effect
by Ed Francisco - August 17, 2023 - 12:00am
While questions remain on who will manage the Maharlika Investment Fund and how it will be governed, there is a lot of potential and the MIF can really jumpstart the infrastructure projects the country badly needs....
Index investing and rebalancing
by Ed Francisco - April 20, 2023 - 12:00am
In last week’s column, we covered the basics of equity indices and index rebalancing.
Index investing and rebalancing
by Ed Francisco - April 13, 2023 - 12:00am
An index is a group of securities (e.g. stocks, bonds) that represents the collective movement and performance of that asset class, or the specific market territory or sector, or investment strategy.
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