There are a lot of paid seminars out there that are conducted by various speakers who are known to be experts in the field of investment especially in the stock market. It’s okay to pay for these seminars because it’s part of your investment and according to Benjamin Franklin, investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
But in my opinion, why would I have to pay when I can attend similar or even better seminars for free?
There are more than a hundred stock brokers and trading participants listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange and most of them offer free seminars for interested individuals. And you don’t have to be an existing client/investor because some of these brokers provide free seminars to the public whether or not you have an existing account with them.
COL Financial is one of the currently listed online brokers in the Philippine Stock Exchange and it offers two free seminars to the public namely:
1. COL Easy Investment Program: Simple Stock Market Investing
This program introduces the use of cost averaging to make investing in the stock market simple, convenient, and affordable for anyone.
2. Investing in the Stock Market Today
This seminar will introduce the basic concepts and opportunities of investing in the stock market. Popular approaches of stock analysis will be explained to help guide the new investor in making well informed investment decisions. This seminar is for interested market participants, with minimal to no market experience.
These were the first two seminars that I attended when I became interested to learn about the stock market. I chose the schedule when I can attend both of these seminars on the same day and I reserved my slot by calling their hotline and sending an email. I suggest you do the same thing by attending both seminars on the same day to save your time and effort. Otherwise, just choose a date that best fits your schedule.
The trainer for the first seminar in the morning was Jed Velarde and in the afternoon was Aya Laraya. They’re both knowledgeable in this topic and I learned a lot from them.
Like I said earlier, you don’t necessarily have to be an existing client to be able to attend the free seminars. Neither was I a client nor planning to open an account with them when I attended their seminars. It was only after the seminar and after doing my own research of the broker’s background that I decided to finally invest in the stock market under their online brokerage.
As to why I chose COL Financial over the other brokers is something that I will cover in a future post. Just a disclaimer, this post is not an endorsement and I am not affiliated with this company.
I suggest you also attend the seminars offered by the other brokers so that you can choose the one that matches your needs as a client and your qualifications of a good broker.
To know more about COL Financial’s Seminars, you may visit their website through this link.
Source: COL Financial