A Byte of my 2.2-lb Brain

Just sharing stuff…

Thinking through pyramid-like business schemes

As the cliché goes, “if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is,” especially when it comes to money and business. #multilevelmarketing #mlm #pyramiding

February 4, 2017 · Leave a comment


In December 2013, the country’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF), the First Metro Philippine Equity ETF Inc (FMETF), debuted on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). What is this? What does this … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Life/Health Insurance; Risk-Reward Relationship

I’m writing from my hospital bed. Anyway, I am hoping to be discharged tomorrow; if not, well, I’ll be watching the market from here. Being here made me think a … Continue reading

June 30, 2013 · 4 Comments

Where to begin on Mutual Funds

I’ve been receiving quite a handful of queries about investing in mutual funds (MF). In my last post on MFs, I said that “if you want to have equity exposure … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Leveling Up

In Mr. Hans Sicat’s presentation last March 15 at the Bloomberg LP, he mentioned that the PSE’s strategic agenda can be summed up in two words: LEVEL UP, i.e., List … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eye on the Philippines

It was such a privilege to be invited by the Philippine Stocks Exchange, Inc. (PSE) to a seminar they co-hosted with Bloomberg LP here in Singapore. The road show on Thursday … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Philippine Market

A few weeks ago, some time in February, I gave an investment talk to a few OFWs here in Singapore. The gathering was held in the condo-unit of one of … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Pie Charting my Budget

I read somewhere that until you have around ₱5M in savings and stakes you should not go all-in in high-risk investing like, erm, stock trading. 🙂 This is why in … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

Mutual Funds

“Originally, mutual funds were heralded as a way for the little guy to get a piece of the market.” This is what I usually tell my friends. If you want … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 3 Comments

Time Deposit

Like I said in my previous post, I’m going to discuss some investment vehicles in this blog. Most of us from the Philippines are more familiar with Time Deposit (TD) … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 3 Comments