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Radar Report: Continue investing tactically

The central bank’s “prudent pause” in rate hikes has given investors the opportunity to recalibrate their bond portfolio strategy.

May 30, 2023By EA Aguirre

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Philippine inflation is slowing along with the rate hiking cycle of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). A rate cut is on the horizon.

For investors, this means it is wise to lock in long-term bonds now before rates trend lower by the end of the year. Consequently, there is value in shorter-tenor securities especially if they have maturities of less than a year.

You can check our full report here for our analysis and specific recommendations for 7- to 20-year bonds. You may call your relationship manager or investment specialist if you need more info.

EARL ANDREW “EA” AGUIRRE  is a Market Strategist at Metrobank’s Financial Markets Sector and has 10 years of experience in foreign exchange, fixed income securities, and derivatives sales. He has a Master’s in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business. His interests include regularly traveling to Japan and learning its language and culture.

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