Key Take Aways from the recent ICON 2015 at SMX Moa, May 30

ICON 2015Kabayan,

The ICON 2015 conference is a complete package for those who want to know about personal finance, investments, and market updates locally and globally. No, we are not organisers of the event, but rather we are a fan of this event every year. Not only you will learn directly from the speakers/authors themselves, you will get to talk and take a picture with them. You think they are all serious people? Oh they are not! They crack the funny side of them so pretty cool.

I, together with other volunteers, have attended this event for 3 years in a row, courtesy of Angat Pilipinas, our selfless organisation that helps provide practical financial education to different sectors of the world. Through Angat Pilipinas as volunteers, our group has always been blessed to receive complimentary tickets to attend ICON to learn and spread the word. Thanks to Mr. Randell Tiongson.

So, without further ado, let me share to you the key take aways I learned from ICON 2015.

Things to consider when investing by Randell Tiongson

  1. Goal
  2. Time Frame
  3. Risk Tolerance
  4. Diversify
  5. No such thing as “best investments”, an investment must suit to your personal profile.
Top 3 reasons why entrepreneurs & investors fail by Chinkee Tan
1. Lack of Knowledge  – “Knowledge is money, money is knowledge”
2. Fear
  • fear of losing money
  • fear of what other people will say
3. Greed
Two rules if you want to consider entering MLM 
1. There should be an immediate exchange of products
2. Think as if you are the last customer
Four things to consider in stocks investing by Marvin Germo
1. What kind of investor are you? (trader/investor)
2. Look at the economy
3. Is it a good time to buy  – check p/e ratio
4. look at the price action

Things you should invest by Francis Kong 

1. Invest in yourself – attend trainings/seminars/courses that will add value to you.
2. Invest in good friends – they are the persons who can bring out the best or worst in you.
3. Invest in culture and adventure – experience is always the best teacher.
4. invest in your family at all times – they are the reason you are striving to be the best.
5. Invest in spirituality – remember everything we have all comes from God.
These are the key things I remember and took down notes.
The Cristobal
PS. Some information I took pictures so I can concentrate listening to these great speakers. See below.

Photo with Francis Kong




6 thoughts on “Key Take Aways from the recent ICON 2015 at SMX Moa, May 30

  1. Randell Tiongson #ICON 2015 is indeed one of the best event I have attended this year. The speakers are all phenomenal! Subscribe to The Cristobal for more next year!

    1. Hello Janice,

      Oh we should have had a quick chat, such a small world diba! Oh btw you are the one from MW? Sure thanks for the heads up.

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