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A Week of Ups, Downs, and Predicting the Future

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Top 5 of the Week September 26 - Become a #betterinvestor

In the Top 5 this week, learn how stock market past performance is not a blueprint for the future, examine the difference between bubbles and cycles, and discover the savings bonds with 3.5% yield. All this and more…

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Riding the Real Estate Wave of Business Process Outsourcing

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Megaworld Corporation is the Philippines’s top residential condo developer by unit sales, and supplies mainly mid-range high-rise blocks.

The company has built a wide range of mixed-use real estate developments in Metro Manila. It is also the largest office leasing company for BPO locations.

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A Legacy Utility Looks for Growth

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Meralco remains profitable but growth losing steam.

Founded in 1903, Manila Electric Company is the largest distributor of electricity in the Philippines generating and distributing power to more than 5.5m commercial, industrial and residential customers.

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Financial Recovery is Possible After Nickel Price Rebound

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Nickel Asia Corporation is one of the world’s top suppliers of lateritic nickel ore. Profitable Growth has been falling with nickel prices since 2014.

As nickel prices have recovered in 2016, up 25% YTD, it’s now up to CEO Gerard Brimo to show that he can improve the company’s rank.

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A Large Telecom with Room to Run

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Founded in 1934, Globe Telecom Inc. is the second-largest provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines. The company has more than 61m mobile subscribers and also offers broadband network, fixed-line data and fixed-line voice services.

One reason accolades flow annually to Mr. Cu, the CEO, is that GLO has continued to put up high marks.

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Megawatts, Margins, and Growth Improvement

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First Gen Corporation, set up in 1998, is the Philippines’ third-largest electricity generator.

Frederico Lopez is the Chairman and CEO, and Profitable Growth has improved to average rank in the past 12 months under his leadership.

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Don’t Worry If You Weren’t Invited to the Hedge Fund Party

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Top 5 of the Week September 19 - Become a #betterinvestor

In the Top 5 this week, we examine the greatest market bubble of all time, discover the one party you’ll be glad you weren’t invited to and learn how there are no shortcuts to investing success in the stock market. All this and more…

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Profitability is Key at Puregold Price Club

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Puregold Price Club Incorporated is the second-largest food retailer in the Philippines, catering to both end consumers and resellers. The company sells consumer goods through its 291 stores.

Leonardo Dayao has been the president of the company since 1998. In the last five-year period, both profitability and sales growth have remained high.

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Fat Margins Remain Norm at DMCI Holdings

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DMCI Holdings Incorporated is a major Philippines-based conglomerate. In the past, its core business was construction, but power, mining and property development have recently become its main profit sources.

Isidro Consunji took full control of the company from his father, founder David Consunji, at the end of 2014. The younger Consunji’s leadership has shown successful thus far.

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A Diversified Philippines Portfolio in One Stock? That’s LT Group

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LT Group Incorporated is one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines with investments in banking, tobacco, beverages, real estate and alcohol. Dr. Lucio C. Tan is both the Chairman of the Board and the CEO, since 1995.

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