I am a physician, currently practicing as an Anesthesiologist. My other passions are finance and investments. As of 2013, I have passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams, all in my first attempts. I received my Masters of Business Administration degree in 2008. I received my certification as a securities specialist from the Philippine Stock Exchange in 2009.
We are all familiar with the Monday blues. But there is something much worse than Mondays — It is the first workday after a long holiday. What makes this day specially bad?
There’s a lot of work to do – because tasks didn’t just miraculously accomplish themselves during the holidays.
Long lines in banks and government offices. It’s permit and licensing season in the Philippines as well, so expect mayhem in queues everywhere.
A lot more shoulda woulda coulda from people who just slept through the break and didn’t make any plans
For those who actually made plans, a hoilday mood that will take longer to shift to work mood.
Specifically for the Papal visit, a lot of people got drenched in the rain during the record breaking mass. They may be ill now. Those who are not ill will have more work to do, since the ill ones will call in sick.
Specifically for the Papal visit, a lot of people were on their best behavior while the Pope was here. Your co-worker may suddenly unleash the nasty side that he’s been suppressing all week long.
This is a post, a part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.
The highlight of the Pope’s visit in the Philippines was his trip to Tacloban, otherwise known as ground-zero of the Haiyan devastation. On the day the Pope visited Tacloban, another storm hit the city. Interestingly, the storm was named locally as “Amang”, which translates to Father in English. The storm cut the Pope’s Tacloban visit short, killed a woman volunteer, and caused a plane carrying government officials to skid off the runway.
The Pope’s visit gives residents of Tacloban hope and inspiration as they continue to rebuild their city.
This is a post, part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19, 2015.
Since this website is about investments, don’t you know that you can invest in the Pope and earn big returns. When I say returns, I am not talking about those of the spiritual nature (that would be too obvious), but financial ones. Do you know someone who had done it?
This is a post, part of a series, to commemorate the Pope’s visit to the Philippines on January 15-19 2015.
Faith based investing, anyone?
Religion and religious leaders can influence their followers which businesses and investments to support, and which investments to avoid. Many often associate religious based investing with Shariah investments for Muslims. There are even Shariah-based stock market indices for Shariah compliant companies.
There are also many Catholics who try to abide by the teachings of the Catholic Church in their investment decisions. This is the reason for the existence of Catholicism compliant investment funds. These funds usually implement negative screens in order to avoid companies that have activities that go against the Church’s teachings. These funds may also choose to invest in companies that promotes or has a long track record of compliance with Catholic teachings. Continue reading Papal Visit Philippines 2015 Special: Catholic Based Investing, Anyone?
Do you think an investment banker lives like this?
I found this on Instagram. I assume that an investment banker will be too busy to take pictures of his possessions and post them, but not for this guy who projects an image of one. Honestly, I think he uses too many hashtags.
If you want to see more of his version of the investment banker’s lifestyle. Check out his Instagram page.
Alpha is the measure of investment performance over a benchmark.
If your portfolio earned 11% and the benchmark (e.g. S&P 500, MSCI world, PSE All-Shares Index) earned 10%, your portfolio has an alpha of +1. If your portfolio return is 9% and the benchmark return is 10%, your portfolio has an alpha of -1.
If your portfolio has a negative alpha, it might have been better (and cheaper) if you just invested in a portfolio that tracks the benchmark.
This is probably why a very popular investment website is named Seeking Alpha.