Gus Cosio says so

Ideas on the Philippine Stock Market

Upgrading Investments Skills

An Investment Literacy Advocacy Project of the First Metro Group

I would like to announce this seminar series which will be the first of a year round program.  My co-speaker in these seminars is Mr. Sandy Gilles who has the distinct achievement of being the first Chartered Financial Analyst in the Philippines.  We plan the series to be a very fruitful one for both seasoned investors and fresh starters in the markets.  There will be discussions on various investment decisions which people can make and the alternatives available in the Philippines.


January 5, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Hi Sir Gus…

    Are there plans of having this kind of seminar to be held in Cebu soon?


    Comment by jopard | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Jopard,
      why don’t you get together with Seth and try to organize something.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

      • jopard, let’s get organized. please see my reply at the bottom.

        Comment by mike wallace | January 5, 2011

  2. Sir, will there be any seminar for this year to be held here in Cebu City? Thanks!

    Comment by Seth | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Seth,
      If you can find us a venue, we’d be happy to bring it there.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

      • Hi Sir Gus,

        Can I have your email address? Maybe I can find a way to make this work.

        Comment by Seth | January 5, 2011


        Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011

      • oh no, why did you place it without spaces like so ‘guscosio @’

        webcrawlers can sense email links and might deluge you with spam..

        Comment by jasper | January 5, 2011

      • Thanks!

        Comment by Seth | January 5, 2011

      • Plss do come sir! Avid follower, first post! It is very hard to find seminars like this in cebu.

        Comment by jsc | January 6, 2011

    • seth, let’s get organized. please see my reply at the bottom.

      Comment by mike wallace | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  3. we will see again sir gus.
    stabilizing portfolios with mutual funds..a very good strategy i am employing all years of my investment life.

    Comment by richard | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  4. Sir Gus,

    Will you be discussing same topics for the two seminar dates or is the second day a continuation of the first one?

    Thanks po Sir Gus.

    Comment by ricky | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Ricky, the first will be a continuation of the second, and my talk will tr to deal with what is current. Mr. Gilles will develop topics that are fundamental and technical in nature.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

      • thanks for the info, Sir gus.

        Comment by ricky | January 6, 2011

  5. So excited to attend this! I’ll finally get to see Sir Gus in person! 😀 I’m such a fan…

    Comment by Kristin | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Kristin,
      I’ll wear my best smile for you.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Same here Kristin. Im so excited to see Sir Gus in person.

      Comment by jaayem | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  6. Gus, For the firstmetrosec member they said it’s for free?

    Comment by marketbeginner | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • If you have an account with either Firstmetrosec, FAMI or FMIC, we will refund the amount.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  7. Looking forward to it sir Gus. Happy new year.

    Comment by warren | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  8. I would like to attend, but day job prevents me 😦

    Wala bang weekends? hehe.. :/

    Comment by jasper | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • It starts at 6pm, after work for most people.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • I’ll probably try to be present on the second, but will not be able to come on the first since my logout is 6pm and I’m in ortigas.

      btw: I’m not familiar with makati. Is the place near the philamlife tower?

      Comment by jasper | January 5, 2011 | Reply

      • Right next to Phil Am Tower.

        Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011

  9. Sir Gus,

    How much is the fee for attedning and where is the location and the timing? Is it a whole day affair?

    Comment by Ralph | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Ralph,
      the poster says 300pesos but this will be refunded if you have an account or open one on the spot to Firstmetrosec, FAMI, or FMIC.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 5, 2011 | Reply

      • Thanks Sir Gus. Can you send me the exact location/venue of the seminar. The poster is quite small to read.

        Comment by Ralph | January 5, 2011

      • You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

        Comment by Seth | January 5, 2011

      • Hi Sir Gus,
        I’d a FAMI investment since last year,do we still have to pay then be refunded or will just bring our confirmation receipt?..



        Comment by mikayla | January 5, 2011

      • Mikayla,
        Just phone in to register and they will check your name among the account list.

        Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011

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  11. Sir Gus,

    Good day. Is this first come, first serve? I called 859-0653 earlier to reserve, and they are not even sure if they are the ones who will handle the reservation. They said that I should call a few days before Jan 12 to know if I will be reserved a seat or not. Also, they mentioned that those two dates are hosting the same seminar topics.

    Warm Regards and more power.

    Comment by kritiker | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  12. Hi Sir Gus,

    I just bought AP today at 31.20 and 31.10. What do you think of AP both technically and fundamentally at the price of my purchase.

    Very interested in attending your seminar

    Thank you,

    Comment by mark | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  13. I will not miss this one. i already reserved seats for myself and a friend.

    See you Sir Gus! Looking forward to this!

    Comment by weena | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  14. Sir Gus,

    What do you think is the possible effect of open skies policy to CEB’s market performance? Though more tourist will be coming in, there will more competition in the Airline industry. Hope to hear from you Sir.

    Comment by Bruno | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  15. sir gus id like to sell my shares in meralco to pursue that or ore’s is it wise?

    Comment by gerald | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Gerald,
      I would not sell all of MER to go to ORE. I’d sell something else.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  16. be there count me in.

    Comment by david | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  17. i’m also from cebu and i’m very much interested to join the seminar. i agree with sir gus, let’s get organized and find a good venue here in cebu. i understand that it’s not safe to post contact info here. i suggest we talk about this on facebook. my email address is you may add me on facebook.

    sir gus, how many participants would make the seminar feasible here in cebu?

    Comment by mike wallace | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  18. The buyback program for CEB, and now URC has been continuing. That tells me that the internal analysis of the JGS group indicates that prices are really depressed.

    I’m starting to get lured by this. Should I take a small position on CEB? After all, whats the worst that could happen.. I don’t think it will sink down below 100 just because of the buyback (But will they remain committed to support the stock?)

    On the other hand, I was thinking of getting more JGS.. We can’t say that they are the same even if all three belong to the same family. Within a family some sheep are colored black so we still need to be careful..

    Comment by jasper | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • If your holding JGS sell it…buy SMPH..Learn from History Jasper… JGS went down to 1.8/sh while SMPH only went down to 8/sh….

      Comment by nikki | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  19. Hello Sir gus,

    If you had a seminar of some sort in Cebu you can count me in, you’ve got quite a following here!


    Comment by Norman Go | January 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Nirman,
      I’ll try to organize one.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  20. i have classes every wednesday on the same sched :(. next time sana thursday

    Comment by rdthedeveloper | January 5, 2011 | Reply

  21. Sir Gus,

    Can we register thru email? I would love to attend your seminar.


    Comment by Jen | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  22. Hi,

    Will both days discuss the same topics or different ones?

    Thanks sir G

    Comment by leo_a | January 6, 2011 | Reply

    • different ones.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  23. Should I cash out on SECB?

    On one hand, Its performed really well for me. It would be returning almost double at its current price. Plus at my entry price it will be giving me 4% dividends/year if I just keep it.

    On the other hand, Its almost doubled already so its a bird in hand. Plus I need more funds to buy some other stock that I think is also really good..

    Baka sa seminar me answer si Gus.. hehe..


    Comment by jasper | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  24. For the first time, this is my chance to see Sir Gus in person. I will surely attend the first day and learn more from you. Thanks a lot.

    Comment by mon | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  25. Reserved! Thru Reena!
    This is very cheap!
    P300 for a 2 day seminar from very well known speakers!
    Eto ang tuition that I like!

    Comment by nikmatik | January 6, 2011 | Reply

    • Nikmatik,
      May refund pa if you open a mututal fund or on-line trading account.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011 | Reply

      • Will definitely open MF, sir. I’m also into MF with ATR & Philequity

        See you!

        Comment by nikmatik | January 6, 2011

      • sir gus,

        how much po minimum starting investment sa MF?
        thanks po sir.

        Comment by ricky | January 6, 2011

      • Ricky,
        Php 5,000 lang. But I suggest if you start MF investing, resolve to add Php 1,000 every other payday because what is important with mutual funds is the regularity which will make your average cost always below the NAV over time. The books call it dollar (peso) cost averaging which was the only strategy that outperformed the market over its ups and down.

        Comment by Gus Cosio | January 8, 2011

  26. see u there guys!!

    Comment by cliffhanger | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  27. newbie here. i’ve started reading this blog since november. since then i managed to have the guts to enter the market. lets just say im happy with MER and NIKL now. 🙂 Now, a seminar from Sir Gus. I sure am lucky! 🙂 See you all.

    Comment by noob | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  28. Sir Gus can you comment on MWC I have been holding it for several months already although I haven’t lost any money on it I feel its movement is rather slow compared to other stocks in the market

    Comment by csi | January 6, 2011 | Reply

    • CSI,
      MWC is a very conservative stock with very stable earnings. That means, this stock will have very little volatility and will just go up gradually over the years. The way to trade this stock is to make an assumption of the top and bottom regions for the next few months and buy it when it is near the bottom range because it will likely go back to the top of its range at which point you can sell it and wait for the next buy opportunity.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  29. How I wish I can attend!

    Comment by mrking | January 7, 2011 | Reply

  30. Hello Sir Gus,

    This is my 1st post in your very informative blog. It’s been several months now that I’ve been following your insights and comments. They’ve been very helpful.
    BTW, I am also from Cebu and I would be very interested to attend any of your investing seminars if that can be held here..

    Thanks for sharing to us your experience and wisdom!

    Comment by jess | January 7, 2011 | Reply

    • Jess,
      Because of the overwhelming request coming from Cebu readers, I am now seriously planning to hold a seminar in Cebu. Coincidentally, I was in a wedding reception last night and I met “Gordon Gekko,” a regular reader of this blog who hails from Cebu. He tells me that many of his friends are also regular readers and I am encouraged about the idea of holding it in Cebu. Incidentally, I recently conducted an introduction to the basics of derivatives in UST for the PSE Certified Securities Specialist Course which some quarters want me to do in Cebu. For sure then that in the next 3 to 6 months, I will be holding a seminar in Cebu.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 8, 2011 | Reply

      • Yeah! I know that a lot of my friends are looking forward when that happens.

        Comment by Seth | January 9, 2011

  31. Hi Sir Gus,

    Is your seminar going to recorded on video? I’d love to attend but I can’t because of work.

    Comment by Sonn | January 10, 2011 | Reply

  32. Hi Sir Gus,

    Do you have plans of doing the seminar on a weekend? I would love to attend your seminar but travel time would not permit since I’m working at Lipa, Batangas.

    Comment by Russ | January 10, 2011 | Reply

    • Russ,
      when we do one, I’ll announce it here.

      Comment by Gus Cosio | January 11, 2011 | Reply

      • Hi Sir Gus!

        I really hope you will have a weekend seminar so people from the south like me (Alabang) can also learn from you.
        FAMI’s SALEF was the first MF where I put my first salary savings in 2007 and I am very glad I did.

        Thanks and more power!

        Comment by edzmaya | January 13, 2011

      • edzmaya,
        if you can suggest a place and get some people to come, I’ll find opportunity.

        Comment by Gus Cosio | January 15, 2011

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