Friday, May 12, 2017

Save the Date: Philippine Property Expo on May 27-28, 2017 in SM Megamall

When a couple is planning to tie the knot, more often than not, they attend wedding expos so they can check out all their possible options in one day, under one roof. It saves them time, money, and effort in setting up a meeting with potential suppliers. Attending one will also make you realize the other aspects of the wedding that you failed to consider. And to top it, some deals / promos are are only offered during the expo, another reason why you shouldn't miss one.

The same thing can be said when searching for a property or condominium, whether you're buying it for investment or something you'll live in. Wouldn't be nice to see and get the best deals from the biggest names in property development and real estate home supplies?

That's why you shouldn't miss the 4th Philippine Property Expo on May 27-28, 2017 to be held at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. With over 100 property developers and home suppliers, real estate brokerage firms, property investment firms, and construction suppliers under one roof, you'll definitely get a lot of options / information that can guide you in your property purchase. A Property Industry Leadership Talk will also be held to give interested home buyers, property investors and real estate professionals the latest overview of the country's property market.

So if you're seriously considering buying a property soon, you shouldn't miss this event! The best part of it is it's free!


The 4th Philippine Property Expo, the country’s largest real estate expo will launch on May 27, 2017 and will run for 2 days at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.

Philippine Property Expo is the perfect place for interested home buyers and real estate investors to find the best deals on top property developments, as well as real estate home supplies.

This 2-day event will feature over 100 Property Developers and Home Suppliers, Real Estate Brokerage Firms, Real Estate Marketing Agencies, Property Investment Firms and Consultancies, Vacation Membership Clubs, Home and Office Furniture, Construction Suppliers, Home Technology Solutions, Real Estate Online Portals and expected to be visited by over 6,000 visitors.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mackay Bana Grass: The Truly Green Renewable Energy Source

With the increased demand for energy and dependence on fossil fuels, the more our environment, as well as our existence, is threatened by the pollution from this fuel source. It's a good thing that more and more companies are finding ways to harness energy from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, water, geothermal and biomass in order to reduce carbon footprint.

One of them is Mackay Green Energy, Inc. (MGE), which has chosen biomass and has developed a dedicated bioenergy crop called Mackay Bana Grass® to help provide a truly green solution. The hybrid Mackay Bana Grass® is MGE's highly viable and sustainable bioenergy resource. With its high yield, energy and crude protein contents, in conjunction with organic fertilizers, Mackay's bana grass variety can help address requirements for biomass and coal (green coal from bana grass, which is a better substitute) for existing and new power plants, as well as feed stock and silage for cattles and other animals. In the process, Mackay creates jobs at all levels, from workers on the farms, to engineers in the plants, to executives at the corporate. MGE envisions a true green solution where man, earth and technology coalesce. MGE technologies include bana grass, silage, torrefaction, green coal, green power and green based (organic) fertilizers.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Free Stock Price Calculator (Mobile and Excel Versions)

I would like to share stock price calculators that I've created and have been using since 2012. For the mobile version, there are 2 options: Single Buy - Single Sell (similar to the Excel version), and the Single Buy - Multiple Sell. The latter allows you to input 3 selling prices and shows the potential gain or loss for each selling price. You can use the 3 selling prices to input 3 resistance points. You can also use it to specify the cut loss price and target price, as well as determine the breakeven price (via trial and error).

Usage of the calculators is very simple regardless of whether you're using the mobile or  Excel version. You just have to specify the number of shares you plan to buy, your target buy price and sell price. The net profit and net gain (%) will be calculated automatically. Details of the buy and sell charges will also be shown.

Single Buy - Single Sell (mobile), Single Buy - Multiple Sell (mobile), Single Buy - Single Sell (Excel)

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bond Offering: DMCI Homes Homesaver Bonds

Last Thursday, I received an email from Security Bank regarding DMCI's bond offering, which they called DMCI Homes Homesaver Bonds. I actually checked the details of this offering last week after seeing their banner in DMCI Flair Towers. I was turned off initially because the interest payments will only be released after the maturity date, unlike other bonds that issue interest payment twice a year. But reading the details further, I realized that the target market of this offering are those who are planning to buy a DMCI condo unit in the near future.

This investment can be done via lump sum payment or via installment subscription. By "installment subscription", a minimum amount of 5,000 Pesos (depending on how much you're willing to save and invest) will be debited to your Security Bank account monthly. So if you're planning to save a certain amount monthly to build up the downpayment for your dream home, instead of letting your money sleep in a savings account that gives you a measly 0.25% interest annually, you might as well consider investing in the homesaver bonds.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Why You Should Consider Investing in Double Dragon Preferred Shares

Property developer Double Dragon Properties Inc., a joint venture of Injap Sia II of Mang Inasal and Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee, has recently started an offering of up to 10 Billion Pesos worth of preferred shares, with an annual dividend rate of 6.4778%

While news has it that the offering is already oversubscribed (with 26 Billion Pesos worth of demand), the offering will go on until April 7, 2016. As to how the underwriters will handle the distribution of shares (whether first come first serve, raffle or partial allocation), I still need to check the prospectus (or wait for further announcement).