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WATCH: #ReadyToAdult Conversation Series: Karen Pacia

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:31 AM

At 30, Karen Pacia has already retired from her corporate job

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

COL Financial reports possible system security breach

Oct 20, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The online stock brokerage, however, stresses that clients’ accounts, including their stock positions and transactions, are unaffected

NBI nabs suspect in Metrobank P900-M fraud case

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED The National Bureau of Investigation says the suspect bank officer Maria Victoria Lopez has refused to cooperate in the investigation

BANK FRAUD. Bank officer Maria Victoria Lopez uses a scarf to hide her face at an NBI news briefing on the Metrobank internal fraud case on July 21 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: The basics of investing in the stock market

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Investing in stocks isn’t just for those who possess advanced financial knowledge or those who have ample time to monitor the market every day

College students learn the basics of investing

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:24 PM

A student organization teaches the youth how to get an early start at investing through lectures and games

COL set to launch 1st online fund supermarket in the PH

May 21, 2015 - 12:12 PM

This latest innovation from COL Financial aims to make investing easier for everyone

5 people who redefine the 'money-savvy' stereotype

May 06, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Wise investors come in all shapes and sizes

Are you financially ready to have children?

Apr 25, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Raising kids building homes – all these come with a price

Tools for Modern Day Stock Investing

Mar 05, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Make your portfolio work for you with the use of Fundamental and Technical Analyses What s the difference?

Stocks is still the way to go this 2015

Mar 03, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Optimism is high this year Learn more why the stock market remains to be a good investment

PSEi records a week of highs

Jan 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The local bourse closes the week’s trading at 7 689 91 – the 7th stellar finish since 2015 started

CONVERSATION: #MoneyMilestones for 2014

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:57 AM

How did you achieve your financial goals this year?

Running your investment race

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

A seasoned marathoner and fund manager shares financial advice tailor fit for Filipinos

‘I had three jobs, but it wasn’t enough’

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:00 AM

OFW Junry Terrado shares how he went from thinking that money is evil to being financially secure

Marina Cruz: From artist to investor

Aug 18, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Acclaimed Filipino artist Marina Cruz shares her insights about her craft her family and providing for the future

INFOGRAPHIC: Top stock market picks

Aug 11, 2014 - 11:55 AM

New to investing? Here s a quick guide on choosing the right stocks for your portfolio

PSEi: Stable for rest of 2014, bullish in 2015

Aug 06, 2014 - 12:22 PM

For the balance of the year the market will remain weak but strong economic growth and slower than expected monetary tightening will buoy the market in 2015

The best 18th birthday gift

Aug 01, 2014 - 1:32 PM

As a debutante former SEC Commissioner Jenny Cueto received a very unlikely gift from her father: a vehicle to achieve financial freedom

PSE index to hit 7,800 level by end-2015

Jul 31, 2014 - 8:27 PM

But the stock market will remain weak in the second half of 2014 due to concerns on inflation rate ‘political noise ’ and higher valuation of PSEi

Photo by AFP

UP wins global investment analysis competition

Jun 24, 2014 - 9:47 PM

5 University of the Philippines Diliman students beat older MBA students in the 2013 CFA Institute Research Challenge Here s their story

BUILDING THE FUTURE. The winning team with their mentors. L-R: COL Financial's President and CEO Dino Bate, Dr. Daniel Borja, Nigel Williamson Lee , Geoffrey Archangel Bautista, Corrine Francesca Reyes, Diego Mikhail de Ocampo, and Miguel Alfonso Solidum, COL Financial's April Lee, Dr. Arthur Cayanana, and Raymond Abara. Rappler file photo

CONVERSATION: How do you pay yourself?

Jun 11, 2014 - 12:05 PM

On payday Friday we asked: where does your hard earned money go every month?

UP Diliman named winner of 8th Annual CFA Institute Research Challenge

May 23, 2014 - 1:01 PM

UP Diliman faced off against more than 800 universities across the world for the winning tilt in the Investment Olympics for finance students

Nurturing an investment mindset for OFWs

May 20, 2014 - 10:39 AM

Just like anyone who wants to be financially independent OFWs need to nurture an investment mindset Here are some tips to get you started

COL Financial posts strong profits in 2013

Apr 25, 2014 - 2:25 PM

COL Financial s operating profits from Philippine operations went up 17 2 to a record P368 9 million

INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE. COL financial has been recognized by the Philippine Stock Exchange for upholding the standards of good financial governance. Photo courtesy of COL

COL Financial: Making wealth building easier for Filipino investors

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:00 PM

COL Financial introduces new services that will make wealth building easier for Filipino investors

INTEGRITY AND EXCELLENCE. COL financial has been recognized by the Philippine Stock Exchange for upholding the standards of good financial governance. Photo courtesy of COL

Smart money through the stock market: A wealth building summit

Mar 24, 2014 - 5:59 PM

Here s your chance to learn stock trading strategies from the experts and practitioners themselves

PSEi may hit 6,900 level in 2014

Feb 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Online brokerage firm COL Financial says there s an abundance of good economic news being overlooked by investors

OPTIMISTIC. Online brokerage firm COL Financial remains positive about the Philippine stock market this year. AFP PHOTO

VIDEO: Meet the modern trading family

Dec 27, 2013 - 5:40 PM

Nando Camus of Jones Lang La Salle shares how he encouraged his children to start investing online

Creating an online stock trading account

Oct 25, 2013 - 4:53 PM

Watch this video to learn how you can set up your own online trading account

5 investment lessons you need to know now

Sep 13, 2013 - 2:59 PM

Three guys share some tips and tricks about investing

Join Rappler’s #DreamBig conversation!

Sep 11, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Join Rappler s DreamBig conversation this Friday

Know your stock market lingo

Sep 01, 2013 - 1:39 PM

Looking to start trading stocks? Brush up on these stock market terms

VIDEO FEATURE: Stock tips for the digital age

Aug 12, 2013 - 10:23 PM

COL Financial s Dino Bate reminds the youth that time is their biggest asset Learn how you can start investing today with what you already have with some simple tips and advice from the CEO of the Philippines biggest online stock trading companies

PSEi to end 2013 at 7,250-7,500 – analyst

Aug 07, 2013 - 4:27 PM

Stock brokerage firm COL Financial says a favorable economic outlook will offset poor investor sentiment and the effects of rising interest rates

Why trade stocks online?

Jul 25, 2013 - 4:44 PM

Online investing is not a cheat sheet to getting rich Even if it’s more convenient it still requires strategy guts and a little know how And I’m just happy to find out that I can get all the help I need online

TRADING IN YOUR PAJAMAS. No need to head over to the trading floor or set up coffee meetings with your stockbroker. Trading online via the likes of COL Financial will make you your very own stockbroker. Graphic by Rappler/Matt Hebrona

VIDEO FEATURE: Independent women

Jul 11, 2013 - 9:42 AM

Women are now empowered by more than just the weight of their shopping bags

NO GUILT. Thanks to savvy financial planning, women today get to be more independent and are able to spoil themselves

Family finance: Raising stock market kids

Jun 16, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Edward Lee and Eleanore Teo the father daughter tandem of online stockbroker COL Financial promote the cause of saving and investing among children

TEAM EFFORT. Eleanore Teo and Edward Lee of COL Financial. All photos by Edric Chen

Poll results an 'invitation' to investors — analyst

May 27, 2013 - 6:37 PM

COL Financial research head April Tan says the result of the midterm elections is like an invitation to investors

INVITING RESULTS. COL Financial research head April Tan says the result of the midterm elections is like an "invitation" to investors. Photo by Rappler/Lean Santos

INFOGRAPHIC: Evolution of e-commerce in PH

May 23, 2013 - 6:33 PM

From crude virtual showrooms to conveniently managing stock portfolios the Internet transforms how Filipinos buy and sell

PH election a 'non-event' to investors

May 13, 2013 - 5:59 AM

COL Financial President and CEO Conrado Bate says the situation in 2013 is different from past elections due to the lack of pending policies for attracting investments

NO EFFECT. The head of COL Financial said that the midterm elections will not have any significant effect on the stock market. Photo by Marga Deona

A mom speaks: Family, priorities, and money

May 12, 2013 - 12:21 PM

Wife mother of 3 and business owner Maricar Holopainen shares how she is able to balance her household finances and family of 5

NOTHING TO PROVE. 'The audience is not the public. I come home to my husband and kids. And if they’re happy, that’s all that matters; everything else is a bonus.' All photos by Edric Chen

Internet, technology and online investing

May 03, 2013 - 11:17 PM

Online investing is made easy by companies like COL Financial the Philippines’ leading online stockbroker

GET STARTED WITH ONLINE INVESTMENT. What do you need to start? P5,000 for an initial deposit. Apply for an online account and fill out the application form. Graphic by Emil Mercado/

PSEi to hit 7,400 - analyst

Feb 20, 2013 - 7:06 PM

Citing ample liquidity and a strong long term outlook COL Financial Philippines expects the Philippine index to breach the 7 400 mark this 2013

Opportunities and risks in 'expensive' Philippine stock market

Aug 22, 2012 - 12:27 PM

The Philippine Stock Exchange is one of the most expensive markets in Asia but it also has strong growth potential leading experts to differ on if there will be short term losses to correct for the overvaluation

When will PH stock exchange index hit 10,000?

Aug 01, 2012 - 10:35 PM

Increased government spending strong resilient consumers and trouble in traditional safe havens will all help the local index reach new heights