The stock market is one of the greatest equalizers that give Filipinos a shot at being part of the growing economy.
With an overarching goal to see the Filipinos succeed in their personal and professional life by sharpening the minds and getting ahead of the learning curve, the Philippine Business School recently concluded a successful seminar on Stock Trading and Investing where participants got immersed in two days of learning. That’s why for this week, we’d love to share a few snippets of what PBS shared and we hope it helps you as you refine your skills towards moving to financial freedom.
- Know your risk appetite and the level of investment risks you are taking before investing. (Alamin lamang kung hangang saan ang kaya mong isugal)
Not all investors are created equal. You need to understand how much risk you’re willing to take and which types of risk most worry you. Your risk tolerance is determined by your investment goals and experience, how much time you have to invest, your financial resources and your “fear factor.” Understanding the idea of risk and how it applies to you will help you make sound investment decisions.
- Study first before you invest – learn before you earn. (Mag-aral bago kumita)
Being good at stock trading and investing does not happen automatically. You need to devote time and effort to learn the rudiments of how to select stocks and how to find the best time to buy, sell, and hold on to your stocks and learn more about the company that you plan to buy.
- Allocate some portion of your idle funds for stock market investment (e.g. 20%). Do not invest your livelihood money in the stock market. (Ipuhunan lamang ang halaga na kaya mong mawala)
Investing is not saving. Saving is putting money aside in a safe place while investing is putting your money to work for you with risks involved. Invest only an amount that even if things beyond your control go wrong – would not have a negative life-altering effect on your financial well-being.
- Conduct due diligence before investing. Perform fundamental analysis and technical analysis to support your investment decisions. (Magkaroon ng malinaw na plano sa iyong pamumuhunan)
A bad stock will not go up no matter how much hope you have. Earnings and public perception of growth is what will drive stock prices both for the long term and short term. That’s why as an investor, you must surround yourself with measurable strategies that should determine whether you should buy the stock or not.
- Be aware when you are “investing” and when you are just “speculating”. (Sa pamumuhunan, huwag magpadala sa emosyon)
Investors are people who purposefully, strategically and rationally buy and sell securities. Speculators, on the other hand, are those individuals who also buy but do so emotionally and without a clear strategy. The key is not to engage in speculative transactions that put your financial wellbeing in jeopardy.
The stock market does not go up in a straight line. It will always have seasons when you see nothing but just red, and there will also be times where you think the market will never go down. Regardless of what situation you are in, we encourage you to stick to your financial plan. Markets move up and down but your success is dependent on how you treat each situation and find a plan on how you can be profitable in spite of the condition to reach your goals for financial freedom.
Philippine Business School believes that a well-informed investor is ultimately a successful investor, so take control of your investments through knowledge and education, call Philippine Business School today and learn how you can avail a SCHOLARSHIP!
Disclaimer: The courses are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell a particular security.
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