Filipinos can seize opportunities amid the coronavirus pandemic by investing in bonds and stocks.
The best stock market returns are those invested during times of uncertainties, according to AP Securities vice president Jaycob Yedra.
“When everyone is fearful, usually that’s the best time to get in. As a matter of fact, the markets around the world already rebounded by more or less 50 percent from its lowest point in March. Even if you look at more than 100 years of data, you can see that the stock market performed well right after the pandemic,” he said.
Yedra said during the 1918 Spanish flu, the US market “came roaring right after even if it was deadlier and more devastating (than) what we have right now.”
Wealth Arki president Rienzie Biolena underscored the importance of investing in the bonds market.
“So bonds, whether these are corporate bonds or even government bonds, have a special place in each everyone’s portfolio. Of course, this is a matter of tweaking and tailor-fitting to your investment (plans) and horizon,” he said.
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