01 October 2018

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First Metro Sec Pro Overview

Recently, First Metro Securities upgraded its trading platform to FirstMetroSec PRO and it now can be accessed by qualified clients if they meet the following requirements:

  • Trade a cumulative amount of at least PhP 200,000 (buying or selling) within the month or maintain a mutual fund/stock portfolio of at least PhP 1 million
  • You will be informed via email once eligible for PRO
  • PRO access is valid for 3 months and will be automatically renewed while criteria are met.
The FirstMetroSec PRO can be accessed via https://pro.firstmetrosec.com.ph/ which means that there are two running trading platforms that serve FirstMetrosec's clients depending on the cumulative amount of their mutual fund subscription or stocks portfolio. If you're a qualified PRO client, you can access both platforms and maximize your trading experience using the upgrade FirstMetroSec PRO platform.

Fast Execution of Trades
As traders, we want fast trading platform that can handle high volatility within a corresponding high volume of trades for a particular stock. Most of the popular trading platforms fall victim to this issue and many traders get frustrated for missed opportunity due to lags experienced by their online trading accounts. Using FirstMetroSec Pro for almost a week now, I haven't experienced any critical lags which is a good thing because it is a proof that First Metro Sec Pro really serves its main purpose: to execute trades fast.

Fast and User-friendly Interface
Similar to the old interface, FirstMetroSec Pro remains committed to a simple yet fast user interface. But this time, elegance is added to the previously simple interface; thanks to FirstMetroSec webmasters for adding grey and black themes. I  always find the black theme elegant especially when I open my account on a device with OLED screen.

These are the new/upgraded features available to FirstMetroSec PRO:

a) Revamped Index Report

b) Multiple Bid Ask Table

c) Updated Sidebar and Ticker Bar

d) Portfolio

e) Research

f) Chart

g) News

h) Stocks Info

For more information about FirstMetroSec Pro, contact FMS Customerservice at customerservice@firstmetrosec.com.ph

01 September 2018

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How to invest and earn using GCash Invest Money?

When I started making my own money, I was not as frugal as what I am now. Maybe because I got used to the life of a student and I wasn't ready yet to became an adult. Then, with regular introspection, I came up to a realization that as a responsible adult, I needed to make my own money and save for my retirement as early as I could. It also made me realized that the more money I save as early as I could, the earlier it is for me to retire and enjoy the fruit of my sacrifices.

I became very comfortable speaking the basic language of people who are into finance and economics by reading books and blogs about financial literacy, trading and investing. I don't claim to be an expert per se, but I am confident that I have enough knowledge to keep my trading and investing journey on the right track. I became more aware of the different investment vehicles that would help me preserve the value of my money regardless of the inflation rate and also to make my money work for me by accumulating gains from interests and dividends. Now I am an active stock trader and a mutual fund investor. 

Opening an Account
If you want to open an investment account, you need to visit the nearest brokerage house or bank that caters the financial service that could help you achieve your financial goals. It's quite a hassle to visit a bank right? Why don't you just do it online and get your first investment account from Globe-Maybank partnership?

It's been 2 years since the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas approved Maybank's spin-off of ATR Kim Eng Capital Partners, Inc. (“MAKE Capital”) Trust Department to a newly established Stand-Alone Trust Corporation (“SATCo“) named, ATRAM Trust Corporation (“ATRAM Trust”) and now, they are making it easier for you to subscribe to their professionally managed mutual funds by simply using your smartphone.

To open a GCash Invest Money account, follow the following steps:
1. Download the G-Cash app and register. Make sure that your account is verified.

2. In the home screen, tap the "Show More" and select "Invest Money".
3. Fill-up the following necessary information about yourself to find out your investment profile:
a. Your approximate net worth
b. Your source of funds
c. The purpose of your investment
d. How much you see yourself to invest in GCash Invest
e. Confirm if you are a U.S. person or not

4. Read and understand the Terms and Conditions. This is the most crucial part which most of us do not read. I think if you're dealing with money matters, it is worth spending your time reading the terms and conditions.

5. Review all your answers before proceeding. If everything is correct, go ahead and tick the confirmation box which certifies that you have read and understood and you hereby agree to the Terms and Conditions of GCash Invest Money Service and click the Confirm button.

6. You will be notified via email and SMS once your registration has been approved. I received the notification of approval one day after I submitted my registration. 

How you can earn with GCash Invest Money?
Take a look a the simple illustration below so you will know how your investment earns form the service.

As an advocate of financial literacy, I am glad that more and more Filipinos are now investing. Thanks to social media where information can be spread so quickly. Unlike before, it's now very easy to open a stock investment account or to subscribe to professionally managed mutual funds with a very minimal opening investment amount. If you want to be part of the investing public, go ahead and subscribe to Globe G-cash Invest Money!

Nokia 3310 (2017) getting a price cut for the series’ 18th Anniversary

Today marks the18th birthday of one of the most iconic mobile phones in history — the Nokia 3310. To celebrate this momentous occasion the 2017 version of the phone will receive a price cut at Argomall. This price cut is now permanent though, so interested buyers rejoice.

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