Not long ago when I opened my online trading account, my officemate saw me and criticized for having a stock market account. “Are you an expert on stock market?” I didn’t answer to end the conversation. The more you talk, the worse it gets so I just smiled. But then I said to myself, “You don’t need to be Warren Buffett to invest in the stock market.”

Related: My Stock Market Update Q2 2015

The thing is, skeptics have the loudest mouth but don’t get things done. Worse, their comments don’t empower people at all. That incident inspired me to write this post. Perhaps I could let someone forward this post so she could learn the least.

So that’s what I did. I did not say a word. I only smiled and thought, perhaps he was right and maybe he was wrong. He was right in a way that I am not an expert in stock trading. I admit that. Gosh, who is? And maybe he was wrong.



Although I’m not an expert in stock market, that won’t stop me at all. COLFinancial’s interface is easy that even a 6 year old can do the trade for me. And even if it’s risky, I know I could always mitigate risks in stock market trading.

I never tried their demo account. I never researched anything about their trading platform. What prompted me to make a move is that it is recommended by Bo Sanchez. He trade stocks through COLFinancial. Even his maids and drivers invest on it too. So why shouldn’t I?

Related: My Personal Net Worth June 2015

Now my account is good and I earn a bit. But my earnings are higher than saving my money in banks. In a savings account you would only earn roughly 1% per annum. While in stock market you could earn as much as 20% per annum.

You don’t really need the knowledge of Warren Buffett to start. You don’t have to be a stockbroker either. COLFinancial provides a daily investment guide that you can refer what stocks to buy. And you don’t need a huge amount to start investing. At Php1,000 you can already open an account. Read my other post on how to open an account with COLFinancial.

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  1. Paul Dabuco 03/17/2013 at 03:42 - Reply

    This is no rocket science :)

  2. Paul Dabuco 02/12/2015 at 07:38 - Reply

    Who is investing in COLFinancial already?

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