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Philippine Stock Market Weekly

Philippine Stock Market Weekly

By First Metro Securities
This is the Philippine Stock Market Weekly podcast series by FirstMetroSec, where we will be featuring timely and relevant discussions on the Philippine stock market and economy, in the hope of providing investing and trading guidance to Filipinos. New episodes every Tuesday. Connect with us through social media with the handle, @firstmetrosec. #YourFutureFirst

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Property Sector Outlook with Colliers Philippines
Colliers Philippines Associate Director for Research Joey Bondoc joins our host and research analyst Royce Aguilar for an incisive discussion focusing on the Philippine property sector's performance so far, highlights amid the pandemic, and outlook for the rest of the year. This episode also features a breakdown of the noteworthy outperformers and laggards in the sector, as well as industry insights that can definitely help shape your investing and/or trading strategy. Learn about Colliers Philippines' views and gain insights on the local property scene in this episode of the Philippine Stock Market Weekly.
37:55
October 17, 2021
The Stock Market in September: Wrapped Up
It's time for another monthly wrap-up episode with First Metro Securities! Royce Aguilar from the Equity Research Team will talk about the relevant events that transpired in the stock market the past month and what to watch out for this October. This wrap-up also features our analysis on notable stock outperformances, the trending  Evergrande issue, and why it matters for global investors. These and more — including fresh Trader's Playbook trading ideas plus a new long-term BUY pick — in our latest episode. #YourFutureFirst
45:12
October 4, 2021
Market Outlook with First Metro Asset Management
Welcome to another episode of Philippine Stock Market Weekly with FirstMetroSec! In this very special episode, Royce Aguilar is joined by our FundsMart partner, First Metro Asset Management, where Edser Trinidad, Head of Investment and Research, shares their year-end outlook and what makes their top-performing Consumer Fund different from other mutual funds. Nikki Monzon, Head of Bank and Non-Bank Partnership Distribution also joins the talk to discuss how their Consumer Fund can be a great addition to the Filipino's investment portfolio.  These and more in our latest episode of the Philippine Stock Market Weekly.  #YourFutureFirst
21:26
September 17, 2021
The Stock Market in August: Wrapped Up
Royce Aguilar from the Equity Research Team discusses what happened in the month of Aug-Ghost and what to expect in September. Additionally, this wrap-up also tackles market highlights – particularly,  the 1H21 earnings and the recent rally of telco stocks. Tune in to hear Royce answer prevalent economic and stock market-related questions, alongside two new Trader's Playbook picks. All of these and more in this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
44:29
September 3, 2021
Philippine Consumers: There is money to spend
For this episode, join Royce Aguilar as he talks about Philippine consumers, the trends in consumption, and the top picks in the sector.   Despite the quarantine restrictions, we believe Philippine consumption will rebound as purchasing power capacities are largely intact. With the cloud of Covid-19 lifting amid the vaccine rollouts, this will enable the Philippine government to further reopen the economy and allow the recovery to progress. Learn more about what lies ahead in this episode of our podcast series.
30:52
August 20, 2021
Company in Focus: Nickel Asia Corp. (NIKL)
Host and Research Analyst, Royce Aguilar is joined by Nickel Asia Corp Vice President for Corporate Communications, JB Baylon to talk about how the company is positioning itself with the rising demand for nickel ore given its applications in the electric vehicle, aerospace, and energy sectors.  Mining has been a major issue among environmentalists. Nickel Asia recognizes this and thus advocates for responsible mining. As the VP for Corporate Communications, JB acknowledges the human factor - thus their aim to be transparent with LGUs and the communities where they mine nickel assets. To mine for more information, listen to this new episode of our podcast series.  #YourFutureFirst
26:50
August 9, 2021
The Stock Market in July: Wrapped Up
We all know the market significantly dropped the past month of July as the PSEi went down by 9.2% — the biggest monthly drop since March 2020.  In the first week of July however, we actually went up because of improving macro data but this quickly reversed after Fitch Ratings downgraded the Philippine economy's outlook and the heightened local transmission of the Delta variant.  With the significant amount of data and earnings releases, how can we recover in the month of August? Join Host and Research Analyst, Royce Aguilar as we review what happened in the month of July, what we can anticipate in August, along with a special segment that determines who are expected to be added and removed in the next PSEi rebalancing. All of these and more in our podcast series.  #YourFutureFirst
46:06
August 2, 2021
Market Outlook for the 2nd Half of 2021 with Sun Life Asset Management
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the market flow and inflict volatility to the market. Among the agents behind this turbulence are the presence of the Delta coronavirus variant and global inflation.    In this episode, Host and Research Analyst, Royce Aguilar is joined by Sun Life's Chief Investment Officer, Mike Enriquez, and SLAMCI's Manager of Bank and Alternative Distributions, Angelle Cruz - to talk more about opportunities despite the pandemic and how can local and foreign investors actively and passively manage their investments given the market situation in the Philippines. Listen in to this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
46:41
July 24, 2021
The Stock Market in June: Wrapped Up
Wrapping up the month of June, the PSEi rallied by more than 4% thanks to better economic data and the government’s higher-paced vaccine rollout. Moreover, we discussed how higher interest rates affect the performance of the equities markets. Lastly, we dug into two new Trader’s Playbook reports featuring Converge ICT and MacroAsia Corporation. To know more of what investors, companies, and consumers should expect in the Stock Market, economic sectors to watch out for in the following month, along with our Trader's Playbook picks, listen to this new episode from host and Research Analyst, Royce Aguilar in this podcast series.
44:56
July 1, 2021
Assessing the Health of the Economy with Ser Percival K. Peña-Reyes
Host and Research Analyst, Royce Aguilar is joined by Ser Percival Peña-Reyes, Ph.D., Associate Director at the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development, an professor and researcher with an extensive background in Economics.  The two discuss economic highlights - restoring confidence amidst the pandemic, investors' concerns over the rising inflation, and the growth of the digital economy as the government continues to push through with community quarantines across the country.  In this episode, we also touched on the country's debt profile and which sectors are on the verge of a strong rebound in the next months or quarter. Learn more in this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
46:20
June 22, 2021
The Stock Market in May: Wrapped Up
In what seemed to be another month of a downtrend, the market managed to rebound on high volume in the last trading days of May. In this episode, we took the opportunity to talk about what happened in the market in the month of May and what we should watch out for in June as we reach the first half of the year. We'll also talk about our long-term picks and our two additional buy picks for our listeners. And of course, we have more Trader's Playbook picks that you would like to highlight so tune in! Learn more in this month's wrap-up episode of podcast series. #YourFutureFirst --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
50:35
May 31, 2021
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Blockchain with Miguel Cuneta
In the recent trends, we've seen how retail participation has flourished, particularly in the Philippine Stock Exchange. As of January 2021, over 50% of value turnover were trades made by local investors. Going to this topic, along with the rapidly changing markets we've seen, many high-returning blockchain cryptocurrency-related assets have increased in value. That blockchain technology is what backs the decentralized system that enables the existence of cryptocurrency (among other things). Now, what is blockchain? In this episode, Royce Aguilar is joined by Miguel Cuneta— to talk about that grey area which is blockchain, its benefits and drawbacks, and the adoption of its technology in the global and local scenes. --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
45:19
May 15, 2021
The Stock Market in April: Wrapped Up
In our monthly wrap-up episode, we talked about what happened in April 2021, digging deeper into the situation of the market, covering both the fundamental and technical analyses perspective. We also added some noteworthy topics to discuss, such as the details for Filinvest REIT (FILRT) and AC Energy Corp.'s follow-on offering (FOO). Join Royce Aguilar, host and Equity Research Analyst, as he wraps up the month of April along with our long-term picks and our Trader's Playbook picks in this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst  ---  DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
46:25
May 1, 2021
How to be a Fund Manager with Aaron Say
Retail participation expanded when the pandemic started and it continues to do so as this pandemic has created an army of cash-rich individual investors, aggressively chasing yields in the Philippine stock market. In this episode, we're talking about those who are taking it to the next level. Several people have started their own fund management team, which is why we invited a guest to talk about portfolio management. With a decade of experience in stock trading, not only in the Philippines but also in the US, Aaron Say is the most credible resource person to discuss about portfolio management, its different types, and the key elements. He is a Chartered Market Technician and is First Metro Sec’s market consultant. Listen in as we discuss all you need to know about portfolio management in this episode of our podcast series.  #YourFutureFirst --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
29:51
April 15, 2021
The Stock Market in March: Wrapped Up
In the month of March, the PSEi went down 5.2%. This was expected as the COVID-19 cases continue to rise as high as over 10,000 new cases as of March 29. Lockdowns and mobility restrictions weighed heavily on investor's sentiment which made the market go lower. Though this might be disheartening for most, despite the announcement of further restrictions last 29 Mar 2020, the market actually went up by nearly 1% because Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed the CREATE bill into law. Join Royce Aguilar, host and Equity Research Analyst, as he discusses how the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act (CREATE) pushed the market forward, alongside the team's long-term picks and Trader's Playbook calls in this episode of FirstMetroSec's podcast series. Webinar originally aired on March 30. Watch it full here: https://youtu.be/7UQ5OoDRdso
51:01
March 31, 2021
How does financial literacy overcome adversity?
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to protect our physical health as well as our financial well-being. There's a lot to be done and a lot we can do to protect our dreams and prepare ourselves to live the life we deserve. So in this episode, Royce Aguilar is joined by Floi Wycoco, Founder and President of The Global Filipino Investors.  The two discuss the importance of financial literacy, the behavior of Filipino in saving and investments, general financial advice for young millennials, what do to next after financial adversities, and knowing the kind of investment that works best for you.  Learn more about the pivotal role of financial education in this week's episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
59:12
March 13, 2021
The Stock Market in February: Wrapped Up
This February, the PSEi went up by 2.8% within the first and a half week of the month which resulted to a market rally. As early as February 1, we already saw better than expected data — one of which includes the manufacturing side where the Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) has hit a 25-month high, which signals the progress and the confidence in the economic rebound. Join Royce Aguilar, host and Equity Research Analyst, as he goes over what dragged on the latter part of February and his technical analyses on this monthly wrap-up. He also answers some questions regarding the stock market in this episode of FirstMetroSec's podcast series. Webinar originally aired on February 28. Watch it full here: https://youtu.be/kkSHViwGRCE --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
41:53
March 2, 2021
The Growing Influence of Retail Investors
The pandemic may have forced a lot of people to work, study, and stay at home but it also encouraged people to connect more and explore opportunities through the internet, and that includes the stock market. Pandemic-fueled market volatility brought new investors into the world of stocks which includes those who are doing it for the first time. And recently, local retail and institutional investors have been dominating the stock market. In this episode, Royce Aguilar is joined in by Marvin Germo, CEO of Stock Smarts, a stock trader and investor, bestselling author, personal financial consultant and international keynote speaker. The two discussed a diversity of topics - influence of retail investors, cryptocurrencies, investment allocation, short-selling, just to name a few. Take your share of investing and trading advices and find out more on this episode of our podcast series. --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
30:39
February 22, 2021
The Stock Market in January: Wrapped Up
Who led the market the past month? Was it the bull or the bear? January just proved that it's going to be yet another crazy year ahead. In this week's episode of the Philippine Stock Market Weekly, the First Metro Sec team went live for the first installment of the year of the market wrap-up, where we talked about what transpired in the market and the economy the past month, what to expect come February, and of course, our stock picks.  This episode is also available on our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/c/firstmetrosecurities --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
45:30
January 30, 2021
Let's Get Technical!
FirstMetroSec's Stock Market Podcast comes back this 2021 to impart better investment learnings that will hopefully be of help to you. This year, the series will talk more about relevant and hot updates in the local and global economic scene, the market, and basically anything under the sun about stock trading and investing. Royce Aguilar, host and Equity Research Analyst at First Metro Securities is joined by guest Robbi Samson, Head of Business Development Mindanao Desk. In this episode, the two discuss about technical indicators, its different types, utilizing these in technical analysis to predict future price movements. They also delve on how they first started out and gave out some advice on how to make sure to outlast any challenges you might face on the stock market.  Visit our website at https://www.firstmetrosec.ph/ Join our Facebook community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/firstmetrosec/ --- DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the podcast creators, hosts, and guests do not necessarily reflect the official policy and position of Podcast Network Asia. Any content provided by the people on the podcast are of their own opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.
30:59
January 15, 2021
What happened in 2020: A Market Recap
As the year 2020 inches to a close, we take a look back at the major events that made the market go down and what supported it this year. Starting from the Phase 1 trade deal between US and China to the threat of a global pandemic, the research team at First Metro Sec narrows down the catalysts and the risks in the last episode of our weekly podcast series for this year. #YourFutureFirst
20:51
December 15, 2020
The Santa Claus Rally
This week, we're going to find out all the fuss about the Santa Claus Rally. By definition, a Santa Claus rally describes the sustaining increase in stock market prices that occurs in the last week of December til the early days of January. What could be the reasons behind this certain stock market effect? Is it aligned with the optimism into the holiday spirit? What investment strategy should you maintain or apply during this period? Find out more in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
17:17
December 7, 2020
Updates on the Top Three COVID-19 Vaccines
In this week's episode, the Research Team at FirstMetroSec tracks down the updates on the latest vaccines and why it's important to talk about it now considering how it might affect global markets in the coming weeks. The top three vaccine candidates: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca might actually spur the rally in the month of December. These could be the positive catalyst of what we call the Santa Claus rally. Find out more in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
20:35
December 1, 2020
Earnings Highlights of the First Nine Months of 2020
All the 30 index names in the PSEi have already reported their 9 months earnings results. In this episode, the Research Team at FirstMetroSec takes a look at each sector and their performance to see which companies are improving. Although most of their year-on-year performance are mostly down, signs of recovery are showing on their quarter-on-quarter performance as the market goes up - owing to the gradual reopening and better expectations in the fourth quarter as the holiday season approaches. Be informed of these corporate earnings in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
26:24
November 24, 2020
Stock Rights Offering: How Does it Work?
This week, we talk about stock rights offerings (SRO) and how it works. By definition, SRO's are a group of rights offered to existing shareholders to purchase additional stock shares known as subscription warrants. The Research Team at FirstMetroSec goes into detail on why companies issue SRO's, its advantages and disadvantages, and what happens if you subscribe in full, ignore your rights, or when you sell the rights to someone else. Along with that, this episode also discusses what's next for Ayala-owned AC Energy Philippines Inc. as the company is expected to release further details of its SRO. Find out more in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
21:40
November 17, 2020
The Biden Presidency: What It Means for the Rest of the World
Last weekend, we heard that Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden is the apparent winner in the US Presidential elections as forecasted by several news media and several polls. He then became president-elect after winning in Pennsylvania and reaching 270 electoral votes against incumbent president Donald Trump. As the US approaches the next administration, the Research Department at FirstMetroSec takes a look to what is at stake for governments around the world and how it would affect the United States, Britain, the Middle East, and Asia — only here at our weekly podcast series.  #YourFutureFirst
25:46
November 9, 2020
Renewable Energy: The Pros and Cons
Aside from our weekly summary outlook and picks for the PSEi, this episode also discusses all the things you need to know about renewable energy as Philippines turns its focus onto it. Last week, the Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said that there's a moratorium on new coal power plant projects. Along with that, large-scale geothermal projects are allowed full foreign ownership. In the modern world, lack of proper energy infrastructure is one of the major factors that can hinder a developing country's economic development. Find out the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
19:12
November 3, 2020
Which Stocks are Still Undervalued?: Looking Further to the Upside
As the economy continues to thrive in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Research Team at FirstMetroSec team identifies which stocks are undervalued and which of these can be the faster horse in the coming weeks or in the next few months. Under the guidance of the stock screen, we identify what stocks are under value play — stocks that have low price-to-book yet high return on equity — and unloved value stocks which generate high earnings but underrated by the market. If you're an investor who likes to buy these undervalued stocks, listen now to find out more about these undervalued stocks and what could rally them ahead in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
22:39
October 27, 2020
Select Stocks Soar with Renewed Oil Exploration in the West PH Sea
President Duterte’s decision to lift the oil exploration moratorium came about with the impending depletion of our natural gas reserves in Malampaya. The Department of Energy (DOE) issued a “resume-to-work” notice to select companies, allowing them begin petroleum-related activities in certain areas within the West Philippine Sea. Oil exploration stocks surged and hit price ceiling after said news, and one of the biggest beneficiaries is PXP Energy Corp. whose shares jumped by nearly 50% on Friday. Learn more about the which companies benefit from the lifting of the moratorium on our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
17:22
October 19, 2020
Trump vs. Biden: Who is the Stock Market Rooting for?
This week, we are shifting our focus to the current political climate in the U.S. With the upcoming presidential election closing in, Wall Street investors are weighing the pros and cons of a Trump vs. Biden presidency. No matter the outcome, the next administration will have to take on the responsibilities of COVID-19 response and the ongoing economic recession. Given that market trends will depend on which political party ends up with control over the Senate and the House of Representatives, we explore various scenarios that could either be favorable or harmful to global markets. Find out more about analysts' predictions on our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
15:03
October 12, 2020
Is NOW Corporation Ready to Enter the Big League?
As the National Te­lecommunications Com­mission (NTC) grants NOW Telecom an exte­nsion of its provisi­onal authority to in­stall, operate, and maintain a nationwide mobile telecommuni­cations system, the corporation is now looking to position itself as the country­’s fourth major tele­communications playe­r. As such, this wee­k’s episode focuses on the business of NOW Corporation (NOW), their earnings allocation and latest news or updates from their end. Learn more about NOW's services and business programs by keeping up with our weekly podcast ser­ies. #YourFutureFirs­t​
10:60
October 5, 2020
Emerging Trends and Strategies: How these PH companies rebounded
For this episode, we are capping off our two-part series on corporate briefings—this time, taking a look at infrastructure, utilities, telecommunications and holding companies. As business operations resume and quarantine restrictions continue to ease, some companies are able to bounce back to pre-COVID conditions while others are still expecting a better performance for the second half of the year. We talk about which factors hinder or support implementation of company projects and what effect digitalization has on our industries. Be well-guided with recent trends and strategies by tuning in to our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
18:43
September 29, 2020
Emerging Trends and Strategies: An Inside Look at how Philippine companies are doing
On this week's episode, join us for a two-part series on what the corporates from various sectors are saying – delving into the manufacturing, retail, properties and financial industries. The Research Team at FirstMetroSec compiled information from several corporate briefings regarding trends and improvements companies are seeing in the latter part of the second quarter. Find out the latest strategies of these resilient companies and grab a trading idea or two on this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
15:07
September 21, 2020
Stock splits explained
Every publicly traded company has a number of stocks or shares that make up its total value. When a company splits its shares, its total value does not change but it ends up with more stocks at a cheaper cost. But why would companies do this? Find out what stock splits are (with global and local companies as examples) and how it’s different to stock dividends in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
17:16
September 14, 2020
Developing the COVID-19 Vaccine: The Race is On
For this episode, we get a little scientific as we discuss the top coronavirus vaccines to watch right now. The pandemic may have brought the world to a halt but that encouraged many governments, scientists, and researchers to double the development of the long-awaited vaccine — faster than they did for the mumps vaccine which took 4 years to develop. Learn how the top scientific institutions across the globe develop what may be our only hope to stopping the virus in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
21:39
September 7, 2020
First Half 2020 Earnings: Which companies stood out
Different companies from different sectors have released their earnings for the first half of 2020. Our Research Team recites the first half corporate earnings from the PSEi.  In this episode of our podcast series, find out this week's summary outlook of the PSEi, our stock picks, and why some companies were able to thrive in the market despite the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. #YourFutureFirst
18:54
September 1, 2020
What’s next for Nickel?: How things stand and what lies ahead for the Nickel industry
Did you know that the Philippines is currently the biggest exporter of nickel? Following virus-driven lows, nickel prices have been rebounding mainly because of countries like China, the biggest consumer of nickel, where stainless steel will continue to dominate the demand side of this metal throughout the decade. Learn more on why nickel deserves the spotlight - an overview of the its performance in the 1st half and what's next for the industry in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
23:57
August 24, 2020
Play Gold Rally, Pay Gold Prices
Closing at 2000 USD an ounce for the first time earlier this month, gold capped an explosive growth spurt that has blown past analyst projections. In this episode, the Research Department at FirstMetroSec delivers 5 reasons why gold is rallying. Find out which stocks are affected by gold prices here in the Philippines in this episode of our weekly podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
16:18
August 18, 2020
Strong Peso, Weak Dollar: How the Tides Have Turned
The US currency has been falling steadily ever since the world has recovered a bit from the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite this, the Philippine Peso surprisingly emerges as one of the top performing currencies in Asia. In this episode, we will discuss the enduring strength of the Philippine Peso, the weakness of the US Dollar, and why we should watch out for the risks facing the currencies’ status quo with the pandemic at play. #YourFutureFirst
15:42
August 10, 2020
August the Ghost Month: How Will the Stock Market Hold Up?
Also known as the Hungry Ghost Month, August is the 7th month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar where rituals and superstitions are observed to counter bad luck. The Research Department of FirstMetroSec states the facts behind this tradition and highlights how it can be more of an opportunity than a threat to investors out there.  So, what should we really watch out for this August? Catch up on our weekly summary outlook and picks for the week in this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst 
15:40
August 3, 2020
Navigating the New Landscape: The light at the end of the tunnel in these trying times
Many corporates are unsure of the market condition with this pandemic but some of them remain optimistic of business recovery. The management teams of corporations have shared their thoughts about the COVID-19 pandemic, its effects on their core businesses. and how their companies are navigating the new landscape. Find out what the Research Team at FirstMetroSec have compiled from several listing companies in this episode of the Philippine Stock Market Weekly Podcast. #YourFutureFirst
19:27
July 27, 2020
Pioneer Player: Jumpstarting Real Estate Investment in the Country with Ayala REIT
Take a closer look at the Philippine's first and highly anticipated Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in our discussion of the definition and qualifications of a REIT, the rules and regulations set by the SEC, and the pioneer player, the Ayala REIT. Is it worth investing in? Learn more about this elemental step in Philippine investment by listening to this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
23:55
July 20, 2020
Converge goes big with ₱35.9-B IPO
Get to know how Converge ICT came to be a promising company than what most have expected. The tech giant’s feats just keep on coming – starting from 6,000 residential subscriptions in 2016 to a whopping 330,000 subscribers as of 2019, and even setting one of the biggest listings in the Philippines with a record-breaking ₱35.9-B ($726-M) IPO! Find out more about the Converge on this episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
16:44
July 13, 2020
Splitting the Facts from Fiction: DITO the Third Telco
On this episode of the Philippine Stock Market Weekly Podcast, our Research Department dissects the facts from fiction on PH's third telco player, DITO Telecom. Learn why it dropped by more than 16% last week alone, making it one of the most controversial stocks today. Does an increase on the capital stock showing on the company's balance sheet bear good news? Find out more on the 10th episode of our podcast series. #YourFutureFirst
16:14
July 6, 2020
Listing by Way of Introduction: The Basics and a Potential Alternative for Companies
On this episode of our Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with our Research Department, learn the reasons why listing through the Initial public offering (IPO) process proves to be "costly" for some companies. Get to know how the Philippine Stock Exchange offers an alternative method of going public through Listing by introduction, and a breakdown of its benefits and drawbacks. #YourFutureFirst
19:22
June 29, 2020
The World of Stocks: What New Investors Need to Know
This episode is all about debunking the expectations of newbie investors when it comes to setting foot into the world of stocks - a dose of realistic guidance on navigating your investments amidst the heightened volatility, especially during these challenging times. These and our stock picks for this week, for the latest episode of our Stock Market Weekly with our Research Department.
15:60
June 22, 2020
In the know: The Secrets to Investing and Industries in the New Normal
Get to know our evaluation on the performances of the different sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, how you can be guided as an investor of these industries, and grab a trading idea or two from our stock picks for the rest of the week. This is Episode 7 of our Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with our Research Team. #YourFutureFirst
15:60
June 16, 2020
When the market is bad, stocks are up?: Understanding the Upswing of U.S. Markets
Understand why the U.S. markets are on an upswing despite lower economic data. Know how other markets across the globe are responding and how this stimulus can shape the outlook of the economy in the local setting. All of these plus our stock picks for Episode 6 of our Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with our Research Team. #YourFutureFirst
16:20
June 8, 2020
The significance of HK Protests: The Economic Impact and the Rising Turmoil of the Hong Kong Protests
The financial significance of the Hong Kong protests explained in 15 minutes - why the turmoil between the global business center and China is intensifying, how the impact is felt across global markets, and what you, as an investor, should anticipate as these developments escalate in the middle of the pandemic. These and more for Episode 5 of our Stock Market Weekly, with our Research Department.
17:14
June 1, 2020
The First IPO of 2020: MerryMart ($MM)
Let's get to know the new kid on the block: MerryMart ($MM)! Hear our take on the first IPO of the year - Injap Sia's retail operator MerryMart - in the thick of the virus crisis, plus a recap of last week's market and our stock picks for the remaining days of the month. This is Episode 4 of our Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with Royce Aguilar from our Research Team. #YourFutureFirst
14:14
May 26, 2020
Tale of two water concessionaries: The Development of the Privatization of Maynilad and MWC
Get first dibs on our trading ideas for this week and for our third epsiode’s special discussion, let’s breakdown the tale of the two water concessionaires, on where the water privatization issue is headed to, and how you can be guided as an investor of these companies as the story continues to unfold. #YourFutureFirst
14:35
May 19, 2020
A Broadcast Brownout: Dealing with the state of the ABS-CBN Franchise in the country
Hear it here #first: Our analysis on the recent headlines all over the Philippine stock market - the expiration of broadcasting giant ABS' franchise and the surge in the unemployment rate in the United States, how these developments can stir the market ahead, and our stock picks for the rest of the week. Here's Episode 2 of our Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with Royce Aguilar from our Research Team. #YourFutureFirst
15:34
May 11, 2020
Pandemic Progress: Navigating the Philippine Stock Market Amidst CoViD-19
Learn about the drastic impact of the pandemic on the global economy and the PH stock market, understand the developments on oil markets and know our view on certain stocks and sectors moving forward amidst the COVID-19 crisis as we kickstart the very first episode of the Weekly Stock Market Podcast Series with Royce Aguilar from the Research Department.
16:34
May 5, 2020
Welcome to the Philippine Stock Market Weekly podcast series!
This is the Philippine Stock Market Weekly podcast series by FirstMetroSec, where we will be featuring timely and relevant discussions on the Philippine stock market and economy, in the hope of providing investing and trading guidance to Filipinos. New episodes every Tuesday. Connect with us through social media with the handle, @firstmetrosec. #YourFutureFirst Website: www.firstmetrosec.com.ph Email: events@firstmetrosec.com.ph
00:52
May 3, 2020