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Metrobank’s view: ‘Hold on to your dollars’

Will the peso depreciate even more before the year is out? Metrobank’s foreign exchange division head gives us some clarity.

By Anthony O. Alcantara September 12, 2022
Currencies
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Exchange rates: A game of tradeoffs

Who wins and who loses when the peso appreciates or depreciates? Who determines the price of the peso in a floating exchange rate regime? Contrary to what most may think, it is neither the BSP nor the government that sets the price.

July 19, 2022
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A perfect storm for the Philippine peso

Many factors are contributing to the peso’s woes. Inflation in the US is a major one. High inflation, however, may be over in a few months, if history is any guide.

July 18, 2022
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A strong dollar story: Peso plays “depreciation catch-up”

Did the peso depreciate much more than other ASEAN currencies against the US dollar? It seems the peso is just playing “depreciation catch-up” against the backdrop of a strong dollar.

July 1, 2022
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What to do when the peso plunges to a 17-year low

There are forces pushing the value of the dollar up. Increasing policy rates in the US are mostly to blame. For now, we continue to advocate buying on dips.

June 28, 2022
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Why buy the dollar on dips

A broader economic reopening, more aggressive US Fed tightening, higher commodity prices, and other factors all point to a stronger US dollar up ahead.

May 30, 2022