fee, and only charge a small fee for call trading assistance.
4. And lately after the PSE upgraded most have brought back the
Citiseconline was the first online stockbroker I applied to. I learned about them through Bo Sanchez‘s book 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich. Long before I have always wanted to enter the stock market. I remember the days when my professor and dean in PSBA-QC would tell us about his masteral class challenging them to buy stock in the Philippine Stock Market and their grade in his class will be based on the performance of their stock investment. It scared me to take an MBA class because back then I really have no idea even how to buy a stock. Is it done just like going to the “sari sari” store asking the “tindera” to sell you stocks? I know it wasn’t.
But in the end while working abroad and after mustering my courage to dive in an unknown territory I checked out Citiseconline‘s website and tried there 15 day or so free pass which I didn’t even use because I really have no idea how to do the action in the stock market. After nearly 6 months I inquired via email and a reply from Jenny Senining gave me hope of opening an account. I planned and I inquired like a little child so afraid to bring and placed my tiny money in to a strange place called “online stockbroker” but finally when I had a chance to get a vacation from my overseas work I made sure it is my first order in my list. Went Tektite to looked for the Citiseconline office and luckily Ms. Senining was there to assist me and that afternoon I funded my account and got may access after a day..that was late November last year.
And then ecstatic that I was I went to my account check this and that and place my first order. After the day nothing happened. After a week nothing happened. After a month still nothing happen. So I asked myself what’s wrong with my bid? Then a new thread in the forum where I accustomed to share my ideas and advices opened. It was about stock investing. And from there on my knowledge grew leaps and bounds due to friends who share the same passion for stock investing. My humble thanks to our OFW friend who started that thread, “maraming salamat rich dad ninong 🙂 “
I made my first buy on March 2010 and from their on I have been buying, then waiting till it profits around 5-10% net of cost before selling and sometimes when times are good I profit up to 40%
The reason why I opened another online stockbroker account is funds accessibility.
Being the online brokerage arm of Metrobank fund transfer from your Metrobank account to your First Metro Securities account is a breeze through Metrodirect. I am in the process of familiarizing myself about FMSB’s online platform and will soon share here my experience in navigating and making the most of their platform.
Also the well known stock analyst Gus Cosio is in FMSB and his blog is linked to their website. With the latest announcement that FMSB can now accept off-hours trading I guess more and more Pinoys can benefit from it. Also to open an account you just need a minimum of Php 5,000.00, of which Php 2,00.00 is for your maintaining balance for your Metrobank account and the Php 3,000.00 cash is available for stock investment.