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About Andrew Black

Andrew Black is a personal finance and investment writer from Baltimore, Maryland. He specializes in creating passive income and financial security through value investing and real estate.
Hot Stocks - Under Armour (UA) Time to Buy?
  • Hot Stocks - Under Armour (UA) Time to Buy?

Hot Stocks – Under Armour (UA) Time to Buy?

By |February 21st, 2017|

Under Armour ($UA) is from Baltimore and so am I. They’re hometown heroes and I like when they do well. Everybody in town has an opinion about our local sportswear giant, and the internet is wrapped up in the buzz as well. But not many people have good things to say.

If you’re invested in $UA, […]

Expert Stock Pickers: Ron Baron’s Big Tesla Stock Bet (and Why We Disagree)
  • Expert Stock Pickers: Ron Baron’s Big Tesla Stock Bet (and Why We Disagree)

Expert Stock Pickers: Ron Baron’s Big Tesla Stock Bet (and Why I Disagree)

By |February 21st, 2017|

Tesla, Inc. Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

At the time of this writing, $TSLA is trading at $272.32, just short of its all-time high $280.98 reached just days ago. Q4 earnings are just two days away. Ron Baron is a billionaire investor who thinks this price is going to multiply many times over in the […]

Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data - P/E and P/B Ratios
  • Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data - P/E and P/B Ratios

Finding Valuable Stocks in Complex Financial Data – P/E and P/B Ratios

By |February 9th, 2017|

Stock market analysis websites are packed with data. New investors get overwhelmed with the onslaught of information available instantly through the internet, but comparatively few investors actually know what to do with it. Some investors go with their gut, investing in companies they are familiar with or that they think will experience lots of […]

Investing for the Long Term: Understanding Your Place in Bull and Bear Markets
  • Investing for the Long Term: Understanding Your Place in Bull and Bear Markets

Investing for the Long Term: Understanding Your Place in Bull and Bear Markets

By |February 7th, 2017|

When most of us start investing for the first time, we don’t know what to expect. When we allocate money for investments that are meant to grow over decades, it can be like sailing out into the middle of the ocean. For this post, we’re going to be using index funds as an example. […]

Motif Investing Review – Up to $150 Cash Back Today!
  • Motif Investing Review – Up to $150 Cash Back Today!

Motif Investing Review – Get Your $150 Cash Back!

By |January 26th, 2017|

Motif Investing Review – Get Your $150 Cash Back!

Motif Investing in a Nutshell

Motif is a unique social brokerage option in 2017, giving users a new way to build portfolios. As a service, Motif is part robo-advisor, part DIY portfolio building platform, part traditional broker. Though Motif can spoonfeed users if desired, it’s a platform […]

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop
  • Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

By |December 15th, 2016|

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

Betterment in a Nutshell
Betterment is all the rage for new investors, and for good reason. Betterment allows normal people to start investing in a proven portfolio of stocks and bonds. With no account minimum and affordable fees, your new Betterment account can be set up to accomplish your investment […]

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees
  • 3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

3 Ways to Pay Less in Investing Brokerage Fees

By |August 18th, 2016|

Making investments through a broker can be expensive. This is true whether your broker sits across from you at a desk, or if you trade stocks through online brokerage firms. In some cases, their services are worth it, but in others it will be better for you to go it alone. We’ll deal with […]

Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing
  • Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing

Fundrise Review – The Future of Crowdfunded Real Estate Investing

By |August 15th, 2016|

Fundrise isn’t the most familiar name in the investing platform sector, but that’s not because it doesn’t fill a really important function. Like many other investment platforms available through web and mobile, Fundrise is about crowdfunding – taking little sums of money from lots of people, applying that money to big projects, and providing […]

Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors
  • Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

Vanguard Vs. Betterment, Two Different Services for Two Kinds of Investors

By |August 11th, 2016|

Vanguard and Betterment are two of the industries leading brokerage solutions specifically designed for long term retirement investing. Vanguard has been around a lot longer, founded with the purpose of providing mutual funds and ETFs at the bare minimum cost. Betterment has emerged much more recently, coming into its own within the past five […]

Modest Money’s Wealthfront Review
  • Modest Money’s Wealthfront Review

Wealthfront Review – Smarter Auto-Investing

By |August 9th, 2016|

Wealthfront Review – Smarter Auto-Investing

Wealthfront is among the cream of the robo-advisor crop that we’ve seen emerge over the past several years. Founded in 2011, Wealthfront quickly established itself as an affordable way for new investors to start strong portfolios. They now manage more than $4 Billion for thousands of different customers. Their portfolios, […]