Philequity Corner
$100 oil?
by Wilson Sy - April 15, 2024 - 12:00am
Oil prices surged to five-month highs due to rising tensions in the Middle East.
Why the dollar is still strong
by Wilson Sy - April 8, 2024 - 12:00am
Despite the ongoing wars in Ukraine and Gaza, Fitch’s credit rating downgrade of the US, the lowering of the US credit rating outlook to negative by Moody’s and a growing US debt burden, the US dollar...
Yen hits 34-year low
by Wilson Sy - April 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week, the Japanese yen hit a 34-year low of 151.97.
Dovish Powell lifts markets to historic highs
by Wilson Sy - March 25, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week, US equities reached new all-time highs, thereby lifting global stock markets. This came on the back of Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s dovish policy statement. In that speech, Powell...
Gold’s stealthy ascent to record highs
by Wilson Sy - March 18, 2024 - 12:00am
Amidst the euphoria surrounding AI stocks and the Bitcoin frenzy, gold has stealthily climbed to new record highs.
When rivals unite
by Wilson Sy - March 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Ramon S. Ang (RSA) and Manuel V. Pangilinan (MVP) were fierce rivals in basketball and business.
Dollar strength, Asian challenges
by Wilson Sy - March 4, 2024 - 12:00am
Recent robust US economic data (nonfarm payrolls, January CPI figures) have dashed hopes for a March rate cut by the Fed.
AI era: A whole new world
by Wilson Sy - February 26, 2024 - 12:00am
In a piece published last year, we explored the rise of the AI era and its potential to reshape global stock markets and the world economy (refer to “Conversing with an AI Chatbot,” June 12, 2023).
Taking finances personally
by Antonio Samson - February 19, 2024 - 12:00am
A country, or its government, can be criticized by economists for being too frugal and not spending all its budget to grow the economy, create jobs, and increase capital investment.
ChatGPT – Year of the Dragon
by Wilson Sy - February 12, 2024 - 12:00am
The bull market in stocks was driven by the enthusiasm over artificial intelligence and the myriads of possibilities that it offers. Considering this and the upcoming Chinese New Year, we thought it was appropriate...
May, not March
by Wilson Sy - February 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, equities dropped as Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell dashed investor hopes for a March rate cut. Last Friday, despite better-than-expected US nonfarm payrolls and robust wage growth which...
US leads bull market
by Wilson Sy - January 29, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week saw a significant surge in US stocks, with record highs attained across major indices.
Benguet’s cabbage glut
by Wilson Sy - January 22, 2024 - 12:00am
Last week, urgent messages sought support for Benguet farmers by emphasizing that “a contribution of P1,500 could save 100 kgs of cabbage.
Foreign funds return strongly
by Wilson Sy - January 15, 2024 - 12:00am
After a prolonged absence, global investors are making a notable comeback in the Philippine markets.
Market recap of 2023
by Wilson Sy - January 8, 2024 - 12:00am
In 2023, the US dollar experienced its first decline since 2020 as the market perceived inflation and US interest rates to have peaked.
Magnificent rally
by Wilson Sy - January 1, 2024 - 12:00am
In a momentous turn, 2023 unfolded as a historic year for stocks.
Santa arrives early
by Wilson Sy - December 25, 2023 - 12:00am
Last year, Santa Claus arrived late as the PSEi fell 3.2 percent in December.
Cut, cut, cut
by Wilson Sy - December 18, 2023 - 12:00am
In our recent articles, we noted that the most important catalyst for capital markets is a peak in interest rates (see Some good news, Nov. 13, 2023, and Good tidings, Nov. 27, 2023).
Oil’s downward spiral
by Wilson Sy - December 11, 2023 - 12:00am
The continued decline in oil prices has left many investors surprised.
Investment titan
by Wilson Sy - December 4, 2023 - 12:00am
Investors worldwide mourned the passing of investment titan Charlie Munger last week.
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