Gus Cosio says so

Ideas on the Philippine Stock Market


4;30pm  Friday  24 December 2010

In a few hours, my family and I will be off to Christmas Eve mass.  It is a wonderful time of the year when we get together and remember what life is all about.  Jesus said in the gospel according to John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”(New American Bible).  That is what Christmas is about to me and my family, that God has given us a savior that we may have an abundant life.

I am involved in the markets because I believe that they are an expression of God’s gift of creation to us.  The markets are where finance people like me can express and follow my creativity.  It is not all about making money and that is why I try to tell people not to squeeze everything out of a trade.  It is about learning how to create wealth because after all “Remember then, it is the LORD, your God, who gives you the power to acquire wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18).

I believe that during days like these, it is good to be philosophical in order put things in perspective.  The market gives us an opportunity to improve our lives by giving us multifarious situations that force us to think, gain insight and learn to make sound decisions.  In the end, it is really about finding value, just like realizing the true value of Christmas – that God loved us and He gave us a savior.  Hence, our market activities is not the end all of our lives, but our salvation is.  We should see trading and investment merely temporary things.  So we lose money occasionally or miss some big moves to gain profits.  These things should not determine our happiness or sadness.  Christmas reminds us that our happiness is really anchored on Him who gave us life and not merely our wealth.  When we can be detached from our investments yet manage them wisely, we can actually achieve more because wisdom comes from understanding that which is really valuable, God’s gift to us – Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Merry Christmas and may you all have a joyful season with your family and friends.


December 25, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. a Blessed Merry Christmas to you and your family sir Gus! you are lucky to be with your family and love ones during this very special time of the year and celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ with them!
    Thanks a lot for your insights and advices to us…

    Comment by RmR | December 25, 2010 | Reply

    • merry christmas, sir gus

      Comment by dtignacio | December 27, 2010 | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas everyone!

    Comment by Sh3rwin | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. Very Well said Mr. Cosio. Merry Christmas and God bless us all.

    Comment by Johann | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  4. I like the quotes. Merry Christmas, Sir Gus!

    Comment by abitrade | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  5. Happy birthday, Jesus.
    Merry Christmas, Sir Gus. You’re indeed a blessing.

    Comment by Shan | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  6. i extend my greetings and my apologies to everyone who took offense, i hope you all enjoy your holidays 🙂


    Comment by cliffhanger | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  7. Merry christmas sir Gus! 🙂

    Comment by jamezu | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  8. Merry Christmas, Sir Gus. Have a grand time with your family. Godbless.

    Comment by finch | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  9. Thanks Sir Gus for this nice inspiring perspective, I’ll ponder on this, a Blessed Christ Day to you and all of your readers.

    Comment by skywalker | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  10. When I was beginning to trade, status of my positions greatly affect my happiness or sadness of the day. Now I can control it better and better. Thanks Sir Gus for a wonderful blog entry for Christmas!

    Happy holidays everyone!
    Merry Christmas Cliffhanger!

    Comment by Aldrien | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  11. Sir Gus,

    You have helped a lot of traders/investors like me. While I haven’t reached your yield of 45% yet, hope I can do so in the future.

    Merry Christmas to you and to every reader of your blog. Indeed you said it right when you said our salvation is the end all of everything, not our temporal victories, including our victories in the market. True, God wants us to have an abundant life.

    Comment by nel | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  12. Sir Gus, Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you and your family. Your blog became my weekly source of enlightenment in investing ( Thanks for all of the valuable comments of the readers too). I hope you can continue to help us assess market situations in years to come and inspire more value investors to sprout. I’ll be honored if I can treat you a cup of coffee sometime ^_^ God Bless you and more power!

    Comment by Jerome Peralta | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  13. Merry Christmas sir Gus! Happy Holidays everyone!

    Comment by Carlos Castellon | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  14. well said sir gus.merry x’mas.

    Comment by kelly | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  15. Thanks Sir Gus for your inspiring thoughts and market guidance.

    Happy Holidays!

    Comment by Paul Vincent | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  16. Merry Christmas Gus & to your family.

    Comment by sdrobob | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  17. Merry Christmas Sir Gus and to Everyone!

    Comment by jopard | December 25, 2010 | Reply


    Comment by MARLON | December 25, 2010 | Reply

  19. Tayo ay biyaya sa isa’t isa…Maligayang Pasko sa inyong lahat!

    Comment by Dun | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  20. Merry Christmas Sir Gus! Happy holidays everyone! 🙂

    Comment by KennyV | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  21. Merry Christmas to you and your family and the Gus Says So family!!

    Comment by newbie | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  22. Sir Gus,
    your Christmas message provided finance and wealth in light of the Message of the Season. May God Bless you and your family. Merry Christmas..

    Comment by jofoler | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  23. Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!

    Comment by Taylor | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  24. “I am involved in the markets because I believe that they are an expression of God’s gift of creation to us. The markets are where finance people like me can express and follow my creativity. It is not all about making money and that is why I try to tell people not to squeeze everything out of a trade. ”

    This is a great entry. I agree! Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Kiddo | December 26, 2010 | Reply

  25. Merry christmas SIr Gus and a prosperous new year..GOD BLESS US ALL..

    Comment by ronaldo | December 27, 2010 | Reply

  26. Merry Xmas Sir Gus! and to All readers..China Raise Interest Rate yesterday which for me a “Blessing in disguise” for ordinary Filipino i think dollar/peso exchange will stay @44 level in the coming months which is good for our OFW , Exports and BPO’s…Im expecting more BPO’s companies setting up Offices in our country as long as the dollar/peso rate will not fall below 40…More BPO’s More JOBS:))

    Comment by Sophia | December 27, 2010 | Reply

  27. Merry Christmas too Mr. Gus. Thank you for keeping us inspired and motivated..God Bless..!!

    Comment by Oliver | December 28, 2010 | Reply

  28. May the Good Lord bless and keep us all! Merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year 2011! Cheers!

    Comment by pete petras | December 28, 2010 | Reply

  29. Merry Christmas to all!

    Comment by Seth | December 28, 2010 | Reply

  30. Merry Christmas to all and looking forward to a prosperous New Year to all of us stock market investors ! (traders and speculators included hehehehe . . .peace !):-)

    Comment by D' Intelligent investor | December 30, 2010 | Reply

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