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PERA : Personal Equity & Retirement Account

PERA or Personal Equity & Retirement Account was launched by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas last Dec. 16, 2016 which aims to  facilitate Filipinos to save for their retirement.

Currently, BPI and BDO are considered to be the pioneer administrator for PERA accounts. To learn more about PERA, here’s a short video from BSP:

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PSE Trading Hours

Philippine Stock Exchange Trading hours are from 9:30 A.M. To 3:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday, except on legal holidays.

 

PSE Trading Hours/ Market Phases

Pre-opening (9:00 A.M.) – Client can enter, modify or cancel orders but no matching will occur.

Pre-open, No Cancellation (9:15 A.M.) – Part of the Pre-open Period; any modification or cancellation done by the client will be rejected by the system.

Opening (9:30 A.M.) – The period when the PSE system computes for the opening price of each security; no market activity can occur at this phase.

Continuous Trading Period (CTP) (9:30 A.M. – 12:00 N.N.) – A period where orders are posted, modified, cancelled and/or matched.

Market Recess (12:00 N.N. – 1:30 P.M.) – Client can post orders but no market activity will occur. Client can only modify/cancel all pending release orders and not orders that have been queued already.

Continuous Trading Period (CTP) (1:30 P.M.) – A period where orders are posted, modified, cancelled and/or matched.

Pre-closing (3:15 P.M.) – Client can enter, modify or cancel orders but no matching will occur.

Pre-close, No Cancellation (3:18 P.M.) – Client are allowed to enter orders but disallowed to modify or cancel orders.

Closing (3:20 P.M.) – The period when the PSE system computes for the closing price of each security; no market activity can occur at this phase.

Trading-At-Last (TAL) (3:20 P.M.) – This is also called “Run-Off period” where users can only enter orders and execute trades at the closing price.

Market Closed (3:30 P.M.) – End of Trading


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Open a Trading Account with No Maintaining Balance

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Opening an online stock trading account is now easy. My personal choice is BDO Nomura because its zero hassle, no maintaining balance and the fastest.

Here’s the top three online trading in the Philippines and the requirements on how you can open an account:

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