Friday, February 22, 2013

Online Stock Broker: BPI TRADE Had Improved

Ever since I had invested in the stock market, I was using the service of an Online Stock Broker. For our US account, we had use Smith Barney, UBS and ETRADE. For our account here in the Philippines, we had started with BPI TRADE then added Citisec Online (now known as COL Financial) because of the EIP* strategy that they are offering. I never let go of BPI TRADE because the time I opened an account in COL, some of my stocks in BPI TRADE are having paper loses.

Right now, I still maintain some of my stocks in BPI TRADE but I add up to our investments in our COL account. Just today, I was reminded to check on my stocks in BPI TRADE and surprised that I can't get through. Then I found that they migrated to a new URL Login Page. I also found out that they had upgraded their site which is almost similar to the pages and infos that can be seen in COL Financials.

Their landing page after you log in is far better than before and they already have new tabs with very informative drop down menus. The upgrade that I appreciated the most is the "View Porfolio". Previously, when you view your portfolio  you can only see your position and would not know whether you gaining or losing. This view option was already present in the COL website ever since I opened an account from them.



I am still a loyal client of COL Financials but I would still want to congratulate BPI TRADE for this a great improvement. Thank you for keeping up with the competition. There are are still a lot of Filipinos that needs to know the advantage of investing in the stock market. We're just a few years for PSEi to reach 10,000. :)

4 comments:

Carlos said...

Yeah, it's much better now!

There are a few kinks still, but as a client of BPI trade, I'm pretty happy with all the changes.

Although, I'm still thinking of moving to COL hehe so I guess that says a lot. Fees are the pretty much the same, plus I get stock tips.

Ella Go said...

You can test the water if you want before moving.

I have accounts on both brokers. But majority are in COL. :)

cutescar2nis said...

Hi,

I'm planning to get myself into the stocks industry but my knowledge with brokers are 0. Can you suggest any good brokers around and why them?

cutescar2nis said...

Hi,

I'm planning to get myself into the stocks industry but my knowledge with brokers are 0. Can you suggest any good brokers around and why them?