How time flies. Have you noticed we are halfway of 2017 already? How about your stock investment? Are they doing well? Anyway, today let us learn a few perks on How to Speed Up your Stock Investment.
Most of us Investors are almost running out of time. For the past five years I’ve been experiencing ups and downs on my stocks investments. Allow me to share with you the most if not the best solution on How to speed up your stock investment.
AVOID BAD DEBT
I made that clear, avoid ‘bad’ debt because there are also good debt. What are bad debt then? Our Previous article talks about debt or loan, you can re-read that later. Anyway, bad debts are debts that doesn’t return money to your wallet, period.
After acquiring the money from bad debt, it goes directly to luxurious shopping, excessive dining and unlimited entertainment. We don’t want this to happen.
If you want to speed up your stock investment then avoid bad debt and continue adding a small regular amount to your investment regularly.
Separate Savings from Investment
Many people make the common mistake of thinking that their investment is their savings. No! When you set aside money for investment, do not touch it for urgent needs.
Meaning, allocate two groups of money for savings and investment.
Another important matter to consider is emergency fund. This must be different from the two.
Again, to speed up your stock investment, separate the money for savings and investment.
Increase your Cash Flow
Finally, what does this mean? It means, don’t depend on your salary only. Do some extra things to earn some extra cash. There are many opportunities out there. In my case, I am blogging as my second source of income.
You can do tutorial, free lancing or extra labor to mention some.
In other words, your stock investment will speed up if you have more than one source of income.
In conclusion, your investment is already your second source of income as mentioned by Warren Buffet ‘Don’t depend on a single income, make investment as a second source’.
But, if you want to speed up your stock investment, please be reminded of these very important topic today.
Basic knowledge with gathered facts and figures will help you How to overcome your fear in Investing.
Basically investing is for everyone but only few have the courage to start, study and profit. The difference? Fear!
So, how do you really overcome your fear in investing? Here’s some quick thoughts from me:
INVESTING IS YOUR ONE-WAY OUT FROM POVERTY
I know this seems to be very difficult to digest. But, what if I tell you that a housemaid just became a Millionaire since July 2016? Yes, she is the housemaid of Bro. Bo Sanchez and she is now a Millionaire by investing in the stock market.
Does 1 Million makes you poorer? I don’t think so…
The confidence that she has right now. The experience that she encounter and the discipline she develop during investing must have make her a little more richer.
I always say at the end of my facebook posts, keep on learning and earning soon! Simply because, knowing the basic will make your life easier.
But, let us be honest here. Investing is not easy because not all are doing it. Maybe some people knows but they are afraid, they have no capital, they have no idea or they have a bad experience heard from a friend or co-league.
So, how would you know the basics then? There are just so many ways and to mention some:
attend a webinar about investing
watch youtube videos about investing
ask and be informed about investing
INVESTING IS FUN AND REWARDING
A few might disagree with me on this. But, I will stand to what I say that investing is fun and rewarding. Fun in the sense that it involves a lot of your energy and emotions. Especially for newbie investors. And most especially if you see how your money is gaining or losing at times.
Rewarding in the event of gaining of course. And I believe it will boost your self confidence, knowing you are invested and some of your friends are not.
To be honest, there are still many things I can say about investing and How To Overcome Your Fear in Investing. But, in the end it is you and you alone can find and bring peace in your investing experience.
If you have any doubts, please feel free to message me and I will attend as soon as possible.
As an OFW I can very much relate on this topic OFW Stock Market Investment Tips and Tricks!
Hi fellow OFWs, I am investing in the stock market since 2012. Through this blog post I am hoping that it will inspire people like you to start your own journey towards investing in the Philippine Stock Market.
Even before I fly from our country and work abroad (Kingdom of Bahrain). I already knew about stock market investment because of Bro. Bo Sanchez. In 2012 I enroll in The Truly Rich Club and start investing since then.
But this post is not about me, it’s about you! I want to share with you how an OFW can easily invest in the stock market using very simple Tips and Tricks.
We all know that OFWs like us decided to work abroad for a better paying job. With the most common dreams of providing a better for future for our families left behind.
To start with, here are the OFW Stock Market Investment Tips:
WRITE DOWN YOUR EXPENSES ON A PIECE OF PAPER OR NOTEBOOK
This tip is very easy because you don’t need to spend anything to get started. Why are we going to do this? Because this is very effective! I know you might get frustrated in the beginning but I’m telling you, it pays in the end.
When doing this tip include everything, even the small amount you spend for your personal needs like shampoo, lotion, roll-on, anything, all of them. By doing this for the first time, you will discover that you are already spending more than your income. Don’t be afraid. Do it again next month. List down everything.
The purpose is to discover what expenses you can cut and use the same ‘small’ amount of money to invest.
For example, nothing really is left then maybe you have a loan or debt that will finish in the next 5-6 months. Then wait until you fully pay your loan or debt and use the money to invest.
ACT FAST AND ACT NOW
The fact about OFW is that, we work through an ‘Employment Contract’. In the Middle East it last for at least 2 years.
Act Fast and Act Now means, the moment you start receiving your money on your first contract, save right away and invest right away! You don’t know if you will be renewed or not on the same job.
Don’t wait long before saving and investing, otherwise you will end up taking the latest gadget or buying signature clothes like most other OFWs.
Be focus and share only your investing plans to friends who understand and support you.
OFW Stock Market Investment Tricks:
BE OPEN TO YOUR FAMILY
This trick is very important. Discuss with your wife/husband/children and let them understand that you are saving and investing for your future.
If you think you cannot explain well to them, ask a financial adviser to explain to them. You can ask me too, just let me know through email using our contact form.
Your families support and understand will make your investment easy, faster and successful.
JOIN FACEBOOK FAN PAGES ABOUT STOCK INVESTING
There are a lot of facebook fan pages about stock investing. Join them and make them as your personal support to encourage yourself.
Read and be inspired on true to life stories of your fellow investors. Attach yourself to these fb fan pages rather than using your spare time watching ‘Telenovelas’.
Most of of all, perform well in your job and when your salary comes, always set aside a small amount of money for savings and investing right away.
It’s been a long talk already. For more details on how to invest, visit our Home Page.
Note: If you are already investing, congratulations! Kindly share this to our ‘Kabayans’ who are asking, planning and interested in investing the stock market. Thank you.
Stock investing is the best investment vehicle of accumulating more wealth. For new and experienced investors here are the Solutions to your deepest Investing problems.
Please note that I am talking to readers who are already invested. If you can understand the terms below, go ahead. If you are a beginner in the stock market, read this article first “Stock Market Investment made easy”. I hope that after reading this post, you will apply the solutions in your investing.
Here we go, the solutions to your deepest investing problems:
Problem 1: I’m not getting the GAINS I’m expecting.
Solution: Constantly adjust your stock’s average price to be below or near the buy below price. In that case, you are sure of getting bigger gains in the future.
How will you constantly adjust your stock’s average price? You need to always add funds on your buying power to buy more shares when the opportunity comes. Meaning, deposit a small amount of money regularly. Probably after pay day.
Problem 2: I keep on thinking of my portfolio even if I’m at work.
Solution: Divert your thoughts. Think of investing but don’t focus on your portfolio. Think and rethink why did you want to invest in the first place. Gather your thoughts and make plans on how you achieve the reason why you invest. Remember that you need to focus on your work because without it you don’t have money to save and invest.
Finally, calm yourself by just sharing your investing thoughts and ideas to family and friends. Or by making comments on financial literacy facebook pages.
Problem 3: I’ve seen a lot of stock recommendations and tempted to follow them.
Solution: You are not alone. Me also, when I see how they comment on facebook pages it seems like they know everything. Here’s the best thing to do, shrugged of the idea, smile and tell to yourself “I know what I’m doing”!
Always focus only on where you get your recommendations. If you want to be guided on your investing decisions, you might want to consider becoming a Truly Rich Club member. I am a member and it’s nice.
Problem 4: I get frustrated seeing my portfolio turning Green to Red then back and forth.
Solution: Let me divide the solution into 2 parts. First part is if you have Buying Power. If you have buying power, looking at your portfolio becoming red is a good opportunity. Because our basic rule is always the same, Buy Low and Sell High. The second part is if you don’t have buying power. If you don’t have buying power, look at your portfolio once a day. When the market is already close at 3:30 in the afternoon, this is best time to check your portfolio.
Remind yourself that these everyday noise of Green and Red and back and forth are important but not necessarily should affect you as an investor. Focus on the future, be long-term minded investor.
Problem 5: I always don’t have enough money or buying power in my portfolio
Solution: 3 days before your salary will come. List down your expenses and always include savings and investment in your list! And when the money comes, deposit it right away. Make it a habit. Slowly but surely.
In other words, I am just encouraging you that these problems are normal and can be tamed by your constant learning. Investing should give you peace of mind and not worries.
After all, we all want and hold on that beautiful promise that one day, yes one day. You and me will be Multi-Millionaires!
So, you bought your first stock and see a Red portfolio. Don’t panic, it’s normal for most first time investors. Allow me to share a very interesting strategy called How To Average Down.
First, let us define few terms:
Portfolio % = If you own 1 stock it appears 100% ownership on your portfolio. If you own 2 or more stocks, the portfolio % ownership will be equally divided depending on the amount of capital for each stock.
Market Price = The actual stock prices of the stocks you own.
Average Price = This is computed in relation to the stock prices and amount of money for each stock. This is the most important part of this article. And this is where we will focus today.
Total Shares = Your ownership of the company. You have to believe that you are a part-owner of the company once you own a share of their stock, even if you only have the minimum share.
Uncommitted shares = On the event that you sell your share and nobody accept your offer, the shares become uncommitted for the meantime.
Market Value = The total money on each stock plus your gain or minus your loss is your market value.
Gain/Loss = The money you gain or loss as per your capital on each stock.
%Gain/Loss = The percentage equivalent in relation to your capital on each stock.
Now that we know the basic terms, let’s go direct to our topic How To Average Down.
Buy the same stock with at least the same shares and at least the same price.
Okay, here’s a clearer view:
Buy No. 1 = 2000 shares at 8.00 pesos per share, average price 8.02
Buy No. 2 = 1000 shares at 7.50 pesos per share, average price 7.85 Buy No. 3 = 500 shares at 7.04 pesos per share, average price 7.74
Buy No. 4 = 500 shares at 7.10 pesos per share, average price 7.67
***The example above is from my personal and actual transaction for CHP.
Important Notes about this Average Down strategy:
You need to set aside a small amount of capital to average down.
You need to be vigilant of the stocks price after your first purchase.
There is no exact time gap on when to execute your next purchase. When the price goes down, buy!
The lower your average price, the higher your GAIN!
Don’t listen too much on facebook comments instead focus on your own portfolio.
This strategy needs time and experience to execute.
P.S. The Average Down strategy is very effective for long-term investment only.
Take note directly on the 52week High: 125.50 and 52week Low:85.50.
Base on these Ceiling and Bottom prices we will choose on our next entry point. And most especially we want to buy when its price comes nearest to the 52week Low if possible.
Set a Buy Below Price. The Buy Below Price is like our maximum price limit when buying CEB. Also it means, when the share prices goes higher than our Buy Below price, we will not Buy anymore. Be disciplined. How to set a Buy Below Price? In COL Financial, the Buy Below Price of CEB is 90. And in Truly Rich Club the Buy Below of CEB is 98.20.
Check the Current Price. This is our last step in choosing a stock entry point. Make sure you have a clear picture of how CEB is performing yesterday, today and it’s possibilities on the following days. As of this writing, the current price of CEB is 106.60. Which automatically makes that price over and beyond the Buy Below Price, right? Meaning, you cannot buy shares of CEB at this time.
So, what was really the entry point price of CEB? It should be below the Buy Below Price and Below the 52-week High!
I was able to buy CEB at 93.15 pesos per share last February 27, 2017.
Choosing a stock entry point means you don’t have an exact price as an entry point! But rather, you have guidelines to follow. As mentioned above, Check the stock’s 52-week Low and High prices and Set a Buy Below Price. With these two simple guidelines I assure you that you will have a better GAIN on your portfolio.
And as of this writing, my CEB has 14.24% GAIN! and growing.
As always, keep on learning and earning soon! Happy Investing!
Have you heard this well-known proverb Sell in May and Go Away?
Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not always the case. But first of all let us try to understand Where and How this proverb ‘Sell in May and Go Away’ came to be. And what really Investors like you and me will do in May.
The phrase sell in May and go away is likely a take on an old English saying, “Sell in May and go away, and come on back on St. Leger’s Day.” This phrase refers to the custom of aristocrats, merchants and bankers who liked to leave the city of London and go to the country to escape the heat during the summer months. St. Leger’s Day refers to the St. Leger’s Stakes, a thoroughbred horse race in mid-September and the last leg of the British Triple Crown.
American traders who are likely to spend more time on vacation between Memorial Day and Labor Day mimic this trend and have adopted the phrase as an investing adage. However, the numbers also support this bit of folk wisdom.
That’s the short history about the proverb, sell in May and go away.
So, here we go… What you and me really have to do in May? Allow me to suggest 3 concrete steps:
Buy with caution
It means buy additional shares of your stocks this month of May. But with caution means, you should check our Buy Below prices before buying. Always buy stocks that are equal of below our Buy Below prices. No excuses.That is to maximize your growth potential in the future. What we mean is, the lower you buy the stock prices the higher the potential of gains you will have in the future.Because we are long term investors.
Sell on target price
Most of the time at around halfway of the year stock prices reached their peak or target prices. This is your opportunity to sell a portion or all your shares to lock down your profit.Why sell when there is a potential for stock prices to go higher? Because nobody knows how high the prices can go, that is why discipline is very important. We need to follow our target price. See our target prices in Stock Pick page.When the target price is reached sell a portion or all shares, period.
Add more money
This is the heart of investing. Add more money to your portfolio. Whatever the case maybe, whether the stock market gains or losses always add more money to your portfolio.The bigger the capital the higher the gains!Of course, how would your money grow if you don’t add your capital, right? That is why continue to perform well in your daily job. When you receive your salary, always set aside a small amount for savings and investment.Add more money regularly to have A better portfolio for a better life!
That’s it! Sell in May and go away! And as always, keep on learning and earning soon!
I wish you all the best in your stock market investment!
Choosing the best stock among the many in the Philippine Stock Exchange is a daunting task. That’s why we need to ask, search and research carefully. Sorting a Stock Watchlist is a genius way to do it.
The importance of having a Stock Watchlist:
For new and seasoned investors, having a stock watchlist is a must. This is a list of your favorite, liked and admired companies. You sort all of them so you won’t forget them. You want that when you check their details it is available in one place.
Complete details in one place – Loving more than one stock is normal as an investor. Especially when you continue to discover new companies from time to time. In a watchlist, you will have all the details for your chosen stocks. Which makes your life a bit easier.
Easy to manage – Not a techie? No problem, managing your stock watchlist is as easy as A, B and C. When you want to add a stock, simply type its stock code on the text box then click Add. To delete a stock, simply type its stock code on the text box then click Delete. To empty your stock watchlist, simply click Delete All.
You can focus on what’s important – This is a life hack, instead of memorizing and worrying the details for each stock. Why not put all of them in a watchlist. That way, you can focus on what’s important.
Steps on how to create a Stock Watchlist?
Login to your COL Financial account.
Click Quotes menu then click Watch List.
Now start organizing your Watch List.
In conclusion, as an investor always find ways to better your experience. Keep on learning new things and new ways to enhance your trading style. One of which is to practice having a stock watchlist.
I hope you learn something new today and as always, keep on learning and earning soon!
Earning in the stock market for the long term is a great gift for yourself and your family already. Yet receiving Dividend: Your extra gift as an investor is amazing. Wow! Just wow!
Don’t be surprised because big companies give dividend on a regular once in a year basis. This is the company’s way of saying thank you to you for buying their stocks.
There are just few things that you need to remember regarding dividends.
METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Declaration of Cash Dividend
Now, let’s discuss them further.
In 2017 MBT declares a 1.00 peso cash dividend to all their share holders.
Ex-Date means if you purchase a stock on its ex-dividend date or after, you will not receive the next dividend payment. Instead, the seller gets the dividend. If you purchase before the ex-dividend date, you get the dividend.
Record Date means on this date you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend.
Payable means this is the date you will receive the cash dividend.
In my case, I did not receive from MBT because I purchase shares on March 27 which was after the record date of March 9.
So, for your future investments or if you want to add stocks on your portfolio, you might want to consider checking the company’s history of declaring cash or stocks dividends. You might consider one of these companies, see full list HERE.
It might be a small amount but it is surely an extra gift as an investor. You can use the money either to re invest or withdraw the money to reward yourself.
In conclusion, stock market investment is really a good option to grow your money. Although, I know it needs a lot of self discipline and a regular capital. Focus on this opportunity by studying it well. Ask your family and friends for support and encouragement.
I really wish you will be one of us who enjoys investing in the Philippine Stock Market.
Our tagline says: A Better Portfolio For A Better Life
What is a Portfolio? How to make it better? And finally, How to make a Profitable Portfolio?
These are the basic and most emotional questions investors like you and me ask everyday. Let us try to break them down and answer these questions carefully.
A very simple, 3 steps to building a profitable portfolio will be presented to you today. Take a look on it and maybe you will find this applicable to your own investment plan and strategy.
What is a Portfolio?
A portfolio is a grouping of financial assets such as stocks, bonds and cash equivalents, as well as their funds counterparts, including mutual, exchange-traded and closed funds. Portfolios are held directly by investors and/or managed by financial professionals. Prudence suggests that investors should construct an investment portfolio in accordance with risk tolerance and investing objectives.
Meaning, once you open an account from a stock broker like COL Financial and bought your first stock, you are already managing a portfolio.
How to make it better?
You can make your portfolio better by carefully studying your actions. Also by carefully studying your personal desires, your future plans and most of all your current financial situation. Many didn’t notice that your portfolio reflects your personality. The stocks you are holding identifies your personal interests and wants. Because your portfolio is the product of all your actions.
You want to buy your first stock. I believe before even arriving at this point, you already have an idea what stocks you want to buy. But, you need an approval and a Thumbs up or a pat on the back from someone who will guarantee you that the stock is good for you.
You want to add a new stock. Similar to the first scenario, you need an approval, you want somebody to tell you, go on! Buy that stock because it is good.
You are not happy with the stocks you have. This scenario is a little bit difficult. Many friends I thought how to invest became trap on this scenario. Why? Because, they are experimenting. They are buying stocks out of the recommendations. The result is awful. Their portfolio is all loss and mostly they lost hope. We don’t want this to happen to you. Please be careful and stay with our recommendations on the Stock Pick list.
In other words, to make a better portfolio requires a constant attention. Look at your portfolio once in a while. How often, once a day is a good habit.
How to make a Profitable Portfolio?
This is the heart of this entire article! So, lets go straight to the point. To make a profitable portfolio, do any or all of the following:
Step 1: Diversify your Portfolio
This is not very applicable to newbie investors because you only have a few stocks in your portfolio. For those who have at least 100,000.00 or 200,000.00 Thousand pesos in their portfolio, this is for you. To diversify your portfolio, simply assign a number of percentage on each stocks on your portfolio. For example, you have 10 stocks with stock 1 is 20%, stock 2 is 20%, stock 3 is 20%, stock 4 is 20%, stock 5 is 20%, stock 6 is 20% then stock 7 is 10%, stock 8 is 10%, stock 9 is 10% and stock 10 is also 10%. Meaning, the money invested on stocks 1-6 is bigger than the money invested in stocks 7-10. The reason is to minimize the risk of loss.
Step 2: Do Cost Averaging on your Portfolio
It simply means, whether the stock prices are down or up, buy regularly. Regularly means, at least once a month. Because our aim is to lower our Average Price and hold more shares of the stocks. This is very important that if you do it regularly, you will see and appreciate the effect in the long run.
Step 3: Always keep money on your Buying Power
Cash is King! As an investor always put that in your mind. And I will repeat, Cash is King! The stock market is very unpredictable. Today, you see it green the following day, you see it red. Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow. But, one thing is for sure, it is always going up in the long run.
So, that’s it! The 3 Steps To Building A Profitable Portfolio! They are very easy to follow but needs a lot of patience and discipline.
I wish you all the best in your stock market investment.
As always, keep on learning and earning soon.
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