Contrasting currency moves caused by COVID-19
by Wilson Sy - February 17, 2020 - 12:00am
The coronavirus epidemic in China has resulted in contrasting moves among global currencies.
Markets fight the coronavirus
by Wilson Sy - February 10, 2020 - 12:00am
After many weeks of sharp decline, the PSEi rallied four percent last week, tracking the rebound of the US and other global indexes.
Three black swans
by Wilson Sy - February 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus has sparked fears of a global epidemic and has triggered sharp drops in stock markets all over the world.
The resourceful Rat
by Wilson Sy - January 27, 2020 - 12:00am
Last weekend, we welcomed the Chinese New Year with sumptuous feasts and colorful festivities.
Philippines, less vulnerable to Middle East conflicts
by Wilson Sy - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Markets were rattled when US President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike which killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s top general.
Currencies 2019: Volatility sinks to record lows
by Wilson Sy - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Last year was relatively calm for currency markets.
2019: A historic year for US, global markets
by Wilson Sy - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
This year is shaping out to be a historic for global stock markets.
Trump’s impeachment and the stock market
by Wilson Sy - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Democrat-controlled Congress finally voted to impeach President Donald Trump. In the entire history of the US, Trump has the distinction of being the 3rd president to be impeached.
Signed, sealed, delivered
by Wilson Sy - December 16, 2019 - 12:00am
After more than a year of trade tensions and tariff wars, Trump signed-off on the phase one trade deal between the US and China.
More than a trade war
by Wilson Sy - December 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In a recent article, we explained that the battle between the US and China goes beyond a trade war.
MSCI rebalancing fuels foreign selloff
by Wilson Sy - December 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, MSCI finally completed the last tranche of its rebalancing exercise.
Getting in the mood for investing
by Antonio Samson - November 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Investors “staying on the sidelines” is a common observation when the market has low volume and prices are moving sideways or drifting downwards.
Seven is significant
by Wilson Sy - November 11, 2019 - 12:00am
In a previous article, we cited the reasons why the Philippine peso is appreciating, one of which is the increasing likelihood of a phase-one US-China trade deal (see Technicals point to a stable and stronger peso,...
The bull lives
by Wilson Sy - November 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Many pundits and popular hedge fund managers predicted the demise of the bull market.
Technicals point to a stable, stronger Phl peso
by Wilson Sy - October 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, we wrote about the Philippine peso and discussed fundamental reasons why it has appreciated the past year (see The strong Philippine peso, Oct. 21). In this article, we show why it remains strong based...
The strong Phl peso
by Wilson Sy - October 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Many are asking us why the Philippine peso has been so strong despite most houses forecasting a weaker peso.
A truce
by Wilson Sy - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Fund managers and traders were all glued to their TVs and mobile phones as they monitored developments heading into the Oct. 10 and 11 meetings between the US and China.
A fight for love and glory
by Wilson Sy - October 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In a recent article (A tweet is just a tweet, Sept. 16), we used parts of the song “As time goes by” to describe the US-China trade war. On the surface, the US-China conflict appears to be a tariff battle....
Lower oil prices — bullish for the Philippines
by Wilson Sy - September 30, 2019 - 12:00am
In our article three weeks ago, we cited lower crude oil prices as one of the key reasons to remain bullish on the Philippines (see Bullish on the Philippines, Sept. 9).
The Bloomberg influence
by Antonio Samson - September 23, 2019 - 12:00am
When looking for trends and explanations on equities, commodities, and currencies, many are guided by Bloomberg TV and their anchors whose qualification for the job include looking chic and perfectly cast as leads...
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