Last week, I conducted a talk for a Xavier School charity event. I discussed my investment philosophy and Philequity’s strategy for riding the ongoing bull market in stocks. I also explained how this bull market started and why it has become the longest and strongest bull run in our stock market’s history. Below is a brief summary of my talk. In order to appreciate how the current bull market came about, one has to understand the devastating financial landscape in 2008.
Last week, the Philippine peso hit an 11-year low, touching 51.89/$ before ending the week at 51.76. In the past week alone, the peso depreciated by 1.1 percent against the US dollar. It is also down 4.4 percent since the start of the year and 7.1 percent year-on-year. The reason behind the recent weakness of the peso this time around can be traced to the strong US dollar. As you can see from the table above, the US dollar has actually been weak for about a year.
US stocks continued to make new highs last week, buoyed by hopes for the eventual passage of the Trump administration’s tax reform program. Following the lead of strong global markets and helped by optimism regarding the passage of our own tax reform program, the PSEi staged a decisive breakout above 8,000 and likewise recorded a new all-time high. The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all trading at historic highs and are up by 15.2 percent, 13.9 percent and 22.4 percent year-to-date.
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Selecting a term
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