This is a late a post but still, I would like to inform all of you, my dear readers, that as of 28 March 2014, Zipmatch.com, which I view as the first tech-start-up company in the Philippines that is geared towards real estate (and finance information) published my first article for mutual fund.
Read it here:
Mutual Fund Love Affair
Special thanks to Rodel Ambas, the lead content editor for giving me the opportunity.
That article, which I would love it to be, the primer for series of fun and engaging articles related to finance; mutual funds, stocks and the like.
Though, at this moment, I am at the lower end of the spectrum in terms of insider information, I would do my best to bring utmost coverage into our mutual fund topics.
Currently, I am at the mutual fund distributor level, end goal here is to reach the upper levels and rub elbows, pick brains and wine and dine with the country’s financial movers and shakers. As they say, if one would like to have a goal, better aim high to the stars!
Just to share, Gus Cosio is one of the people I admire in the financial industry. He is currently the President of FirstMetro Asset Management Inc. Its one of the top mutual fund companies in the Philippines.
I consider it fun seeing a lot of Filipinos writing and sharing about finances, people like Randel Tiongson, Francisco Colayco, Bo Sanchez & a RE/MAX colleague, Larry Gamboa… they all basically have a common goal; educating and enhancing the Filipinos financial IQ.
I am very eager to see someone in the near future to come up with an innovation in investment management. It is obvious that the country is experiencing a boom in the economy and almost all indicators point out to a much rosier economic outlook for this year 2014, I believe (gut instinct) that there is still something missing. Summing up the figures, it could quite possibly be concluded that there is still a huge margin of the Philippine working class that are still foreign to investing. OK, here’s a quick experiment to prove my point. Ask the 3 persons that you would meet in the next hour to define mutual fund, stock and give examples of each-their answer or the lack of it will prove my point.
I have heard, read and felt this phrase before: the rich gets richer,the poor gets poorer.
I view this phrase very differently than the rest if my peers, this may seem the least popular opinion but “the rich gets richer” because almost all of them tries to educate themselves how to gain more money than what they currently have. “The poor gets poorer” because (probably) they just accept their situation as it is and doesn’t do anything to get out of it or think of ways to find a solution to their problem.
I could passionately debate with anyone all day about the pros and cons and why my view is correct but that would just waste both my time and the person I will be debating with. Bottom line is this, All the normal, able, people in the world are given the same 24 hours in one day, no exception, it is how people would use that time that will distinguish or separate him/her from the crowd.
I remember mentioning to my book (before all the draft were lost due to an unfortunate incident):
ALL MEN ARE BORN EQUAL, IT IS THEIR LEVEL OF THINKING THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ponder on that:)