Philequity Corner
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.
Higher and higher
by Wilson Sy - September 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Financial markets tumbled last week after the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) latest policy meeting.
Commodities 2023: A divergent landscape
by Wilson Sy - September 18, 2023 - 12:00am
Not all commodities have gone up like sugar, rice, and crude oil did this year.
Crude rally stokes Phl inflation fears
by Wilson Sy - September 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines is grappling with mounting inflation concerns as crude oil prices rapidly soar over $90 per barrel.
Rice and sugar prices stubbornly high
by Wilson Sy - September 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Rice and sugar prices in the Philippines remain stubbornly high.
Higher for longer
by Wilson Sy - August 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell made his much-awaited keynote speech at the Jackson Hole economic symposium.
Dollar defies downgrades
by Wilson Sy - August 21, 2023 - 12:00am
The dollar confounded investors by strengthening after Fitch cut the US credit rating and Moody’s downgraded several US banks.
Moody’s downgrades US banks
by Wilson Sy - August 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Equity markets continued to slide last week as Moody’s cut the credit ratings of 10 US regional banks.
Fitch downgrade hurts markets
by Wilson Sy - August 7, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, Fitch Ratings downgraded the long-term foreign currency issuer default rating of the US from ‘AAA’ to ‘AA+’. According to Fitch, the downgrade was caused by fiscal deterioration...
Peso in a comfortable place
by Wilson Sy - July 31, 2023 - 12:00am
In our previous article, we discussed the statements and policy stance of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) which we believe will result in a more stable peso (see Structurally hawkish, July 24, 2023). This was...
Structurally hawkish
by Wilson Sy - July 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Last month, Eli Remolona was appointed as the new governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.
Dollar breakdown
by Wilson Sy - July 17, 2023 - 12:00am
As defined by Investopedia, a breakdown is a downward move in a security or currency’s price, usually through an identified level of support, that portends further declines.
Softer commodity prices in H1
by Wilson Sy - July 10, 2023 - 12:00am
As the global economy faces the possibility of a recession and with slowing global demand, broad commodity prices have witnessed a substantial 11.4 percent decline in the first half of this year.
2023 mid-year report
by Wilson Sy - July 3, 2023 - 12:00am
In stark contrast to the performance last year, developed market equities delivered strong gains during the first half of this year.
Skip or pause
by Wilson Sy - June 26, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past two weeks, Federal Reserve (Fed) chair Jerome Powell delivered speeches to clarify the Fed’s policy outlook.
Investor relations
by Antonio Samson - June 19, 2023 - 12:00am
A recently created unit (usually just one person) in listed companies is tasked with providing a basis for investor confidence in the company. Investor Relations (IR) is usually available to explain big movements...
Conversing with an AI chatbot
by Wilson Sy - June 12, 2023 - 12:00am
Many market pundits are befuddled by the strong performance of US equities despite the prevalence of high interest rates, persistent inflation, the Russia-Ukraine war, US-China tensions, and fears of a global r...
Sugar and rice: Key drivers of Phl inflation
by Wilson Sy - June 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Food expenditure is a significant portion of Filipino family budgets.
Watch out
by Wilson Sy - May 29, 2023 - 12:00am
Last week, investors were spooked by a potential cut in OPEC+ output. Oil prices rose amid fierce warnings made by Saudi Arabia’s energy chief to oil speculators.
US dollar renews strength
by Wilson Sy - May 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Several factors have caused the renewed strength of the US dollar in recent weeks. 
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