Monday, September 19, 2011

Experimenting with the Philippine Stock Exchange's Stock Trading Game

By Chanda Shahani

Here's the deal: Preparatory to the launching of the Diliman Diary Index (Philippines) on September 30, 2011 using PhP 1 million pesos in virtual money, Asian Equities Editor Chanda Shahani (that's me) has decided to post his current holdings in the PSE's Stock Trading Game (see screen shot below) and systematically consider amending his portfolio.

By September 30, 2011 I will open a new virtual trading account which will be named Diliman Diary Index (Philippines). We hope to track our performance versus the Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi). We hope to do this as part of our advocacy in promoting financial literacy in Asian stock markets. Since I am based in the Philippines, I will first start with Philippine stocks, but plan to include more Asian countries as time goes by. Changes to the portfolio will be done utilizing the principles of fundamental investing and due to time constraints, will only be done only on a monthly basis. We plan to update our analysis of stocks on a weekly basis.

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(Chanda Shahani is an A.B. Comparative Literature graduate from U.P. Diliman. He has a Master in Entrepreneurship (M.E.) degree from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and is a former business reporter from the Philippine STAR).