GCash Launches GStocks PH: A Beginnerʼs Guide to Everything You Need to Start Investing In Stocks

by - October 16, 2023

Investments aren’t commonly taught in the Philippines. As a subject, it isn’t offered in colleges or universities, so Filipinos who are looking to make more from their hard-earned money and secure their financial future usually don’t know where to start. GCash understands this and has officially launched GStocks PH, offered by AB Capital Securities, Inc., which allows its users to easily invest in stock companies listed in the Philippines Stock Exchange. 

Why should you start investing in stocks?

Stock investments are a great way to earn more from the money that you make. Others may consider it a risky and tedious process, but the benefits far outweigh the risks. 


In comparison to keeping your money in a savings account, investing gives you the potential for higher returns and the opportunity to grow your earnings over time. If you’re in it for the long-term, stock investments will be a rewarding experience.. 

Many think that keeping their excess cash in a savings account is safe. But in reality, you are not able to preserve its value and put up a fight against inflation. Simply put, if your surplus cash is earning less than the increase in the prices of goods, soon enough the money in your savings account will not be enough to purchase the same amount of goods or services.

This is why you need to invest, to potentially earn a higher return than inflation.

What are stocks?

A stock represents a share of ownership in a company. As part owner of a company, the stockholder is entitled to a portion of the company’s earnings and assets.


How do stocks provide income? 

There are two ways to make money in the stock market: the first one is through dividends or that portion of the company's earnings that they give out to their shareholders; the second is through price appreciation. Some investors can choose to sell their stock at a price higher than their purchase price to realize a profit.


Stock Investments: the traditional way

In the Philippines, the only way to purchase stocks is through a licensed broker. The stockbroker helps you open a stock brokerage account, which provides you with access to the Philippine Stock Exchange. However, numerous account opening requirements and steep minimum opening balances oftentimes  prevent many from taking the first step towards investing. 


Should you meet the minimum amount, you will have to call your broker to place your buy or sell your orders. The broker is also in charge of sending you your account statements so that you know your outstanding stock positions. 


Traditionally, stock investing was inaccessible and inconvenient. But with GStocks PH, the investing experience has changed, and is made more accessible and convenient to GCash users. 


What is GStocks PH?

GStocks PH is AB Capital Securities, Inc. (ABCSI)’s online stock trading services made accessible via the GCash App. Through ABCSI, users can now buy, sell, and manage stocks of companies listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). 


Why use GStocks PH?

GStocks PH makes the process of buying and selling stocks more accessible to its users, giving them the opportunity to earn more with their money without the daunting and traditional process of signing up to start investing. Best of all, GStocks PH users will enjoy free top up and withdrawals via GCash.


Key features of GStocks PH include:

1. Account registration, trade, and top-up are all conveniently done within the GCash app!
2. The opportunity to invest in over 280 companies listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange, including Globe Telecom (GLO), Puregold (PGOLD), SM Prime (SMPH), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Universal Robina (URC), Ayala Land (ALI), and more.
3. Easy registration with just a few steps
4. Free top-up and withdrawals 
5. No bank account needed
6. No minimum deposit or minimum investment amount required


Stock investments made simpler

From start to finish, GStocks PH makes it easier for those who want to start investing. Registration, topping up your trading wallet, and buying and selling stocks happen with just a few clicks on the GCash Super App. 


Get started on your investment journey via GStocks PH now. 



The content of this material is provided for information purposes only and should not be considered investment advice, solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer. This material is not an advice, solicitation, recommendation, endorsement or offer to buy or sell any securities or related financial products. The content is provided "AS IS" and without warranties of any kind.You bear all risks associated with the use of the content, including reliance on the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of the content. Your exclusive remedy is to stop using the content should you be dissatisfied.


About GCash

GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.


GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.


For more information, please contact:

Gilda Patricia Maquilan

VP for Corporate Communications

Email Address: corpcomm@gcash.com | Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/gcashofficial


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