Markets - Philippines

Investing in Philippines Stock Market


Philippines Market at a glance

An important hub with high-quality manpower

The Philippines is the third-largest English-speaking country in the world, enabling its manpower to have a unique edge over neighbouring countries in terms of labour quality. Being an archipelago, the Philippines have a lot to offer as well in terms of natural resources.

As an investment destination, the Philippines offers incentives in numerous Special Economic Zones and Industrial Estates, which are being promoted as agricultural, industrial, commercial and recreational hubs. Primary exports include semiconductors and electronic products, transport equipment, garments, copper products, petroleum products, coconut oil, and fruits.

The Philippine Stock Exchange is the main exchange where you can invest in publicly listed companies including the major telecommunications, power and electricity and banking and financial companies.

The Philippines is part of the ASEAN Exchanges – a collaboration among Bursa Malaysia, Hanoi Stock Exchange, Hochiminh Stock Exchange, Indonesia Stock Exchange, The Philippine Stock Exchange Inc, Singapore Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Thailand. The group was established to provide an interlinked ASEAN capital market via greater cross-border investments, mobilisation of intra-ASEAN funds and trading of equity markets.

Here are some of the major companies listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange:

  • Ayala Corporation
  • Aboitiz Power Corp
  • Bank of the Philippine Island
  • DMCI Holding
  • Manila Electric Company
  • Metro Pacific Investments Corporation
  • Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
  • San Miguel Corporation

Why invest in the Philippines stock market?

  • A member of ASEAN – vast opportunities in the region
  • Government support – provides with many initiatives and government resources for promoting investment in the country
  • An economy with a large agriculture and industrial sector, particularly focus on the food processing, textiles and clothing, electronic and car components, etc.
  • Many companies in the telecommunications, energy, property, banking and retail trade sector are owned by conglomerates

To invest in the Philippine Stock Exchange, you can use the Monex Securities Australia multi-market platform. This easy to use platform gives you access to more than 50,000 listed securities in 12 global markets including the US, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Open an account and start investing in the Philippine stock market


Market Basic (Data Source: WFE December 2018)

Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)

  • Market Capitalization: $258 (USD Billion) 
  • No. of Listed Companies: 267

Exchange Trading Hours

Market Philippines Time  Australia Time (AEST Summer) Australia Time (AEST Winter)
Pre-Open  9:00 am – 9:30 am 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Normal Trading 9:30 am – 3:30 pm 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Lunch break
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

What does Monex Securities Australia Offer?


The Monex trading platform provides exposure to the Philippine stock market. The symbol lookup tool helps you find all stocks listed on the PSE.


Brokerage fees start at PHP 1,000 (approximately USD $20) and are capped at 0.30% of the total order size. Full list of fees can be found at  Fees and Charges.

Order Types

We provide a collection of powerful online trading order types to fit your strategy. Simply pre-set your orders and let our system do the work for you. Order types include: Market order, Limit order, Sell stop-limit order, two-way sell order and Chain orders.


Watchlists are a perfect tool to help you keep a close eye on your  international investments. Our platform allows you to add stocks across to markets to one watchlist.