Money Manifesto Conference 2014
By Randell Tiongson on November 4th, 2014
Join my last public event for 2014, the Money Manifesto Conference on November 29, 2014 at Room 1 at the SMX Aura in Taguig City.
What is this conference all about?
This event will highlight valuable personal finance learnings that will instruct, inspire and empower the audience to achieve their goals in life.
Joining me for this event are my friends Jayson Lo and Carl Dy.
A much sought after motivational speaker, Jayson Lo is the best-selling authors of “YOUnique” and “Debtermined”. He will talk about the money behaviors people have and how to have the proper money mindset to get out of debt and achieve your goals in life.
Carl Dy is one of the country’s foremost expert in real estate investing. He recently authored a booklet titled “6 Steps to Renting out your Condo.” He will show us the right way to invest using real estate and that this is not an investment limited to the ultra rich.
Incidentally, my newest book “Money Manifesto” will also be launched during the conference. This book has been highly anticipated and has been recommended by BSP Deputy Gov. Diwa Guinigundo, Rivermaya front man Mark Escueta, economist Dr. Alivn Ang, international celebrity Christian Bautista, RFP’s Henry Ong, Stock Market expert Marvin Germo, BPI’s Marketing head Jojo Ocampo, international investing expert Jess Uy, and many more.
The conference is for only P750.00, a bargain for the quality of seminars we offer. What’s more, if you register and pay before November 12, 2014, you only need to invest P500.00
For inquiries and registration, please get in touch with Carl Magsino at 0917-4433832, 988-8469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also register on-line by visiting — https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B_O0aF_qvsxzOgZQyhFRIF8oDOExiU95nkPtCBUvSzE/viewform
This conference is presented by BPI and Sun Life. Supported by the RFP, Angat Pilipinas Coalition and Alveo Land.
From Spenders to Investors
By Randell Tiongson on May 7th, 2014
Do not miss the life-changing conference that will help transform Filipinos from Spenders to Savers and ultimately to INVESTORS!
iCon was a long dream of mine because I yearned for the time where more and more Filipinos will be interested in investing for their future. I longed for the day to see long lines of people queuing to enter a financially themed event, the way they do for a block-buster movie. In 2013, the first iCon proved that Filipinos are more receptive to learning finance and investments as 1,000 people flocked to the very first iCon. I was overwhelmed with the site of 1,000 people all eager to take better control of their financial future.
This year, despite the difficulty of mounting an even bigger event, we felt that the Filipinos need an iCon again so we put together even more speakers and an even longer conference time for those attending iCon2014. Our roster of speakers are impressive as they are indeed the subject matter experts of their own fields. However, it is not just the competence of the speakers that made them part of iCon2014 — it is their passion to help Filipino achieve their dreams!
For inquiries and registration, visit http://www.brandspeakasia.com/iconor send an e-mail to email@example.com
Top 8 Equity Fund Performances
By Randell Tiongson on November 5th, 2013
The year is almost over and this has been a whirlwind of a year for the Philippine Stock Markets. The start of the year saw a tremendous surge of the market pushing the Philippine Stock Index beyond the 7000 mark. Towards the middle of the year, massive correction and decline was seen as foreign funds took profits but our market seems to be more resilient than ever. Some recovery was seen pushing the market up again and refusing to enter a bearish market. Our market has yet to go back to the 7000 mark but many analysts are confident we will be back to those levels sooner than later, perhaps early next year?
For those who invested in equity pooled funds like mutual funds or Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITF), it is good to know that there continues to be good returns although not as substantial as 2012. I have collated the 1 year returns of the top 8 equity funds, both mutual funds and UITFs. On the mutual funds side, the 2 index funds rose to be the top performers for the 1 year period lead by the Philippine Stock Index Fund and the Philequity PSE Index Fund. Customarily, managed funds outperforms the index, but that’s not the case for this 1 year period. On the other hand, some UITFs performed better than the index funds and 5 of those UITFs registered above 20% returns for 1 year led by Union Bank, Metro Bank and BDO and BPI. The UITF equity funds seems to be performing better than their mutual fund counterparts for the 1 year period.
Let me repost what I earlier said in an earlier post: “I need to caution readers, however, that returns are not the sole factor if selecting a fund. Aside from fees, it will be good to check on how volatile the funds are, experience of the fund manager and size of fund. Bigger funds are usually less volatile but may not have the best performance. Further, equity funds that are more diversified and having more variety in the fund is generally less risky.”
Mutual Funds are available through Mutual Funds Companies and are regulated by the SEC. UITFs are available through banks and are regulated by the BSP.