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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: How to Cash in on the Virtual Reality Revolution
  • Hot Stocks: How to Cash in on the Virtual Reality Revolution

Hot Stocks: How to Cash in on the Virtual Reality Revolution

By |May 3rd, 2017|

If you haven’t used a virtual reality device, like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, you really don’t know what you’re missing. Virtual reality isn’t merely cool, it’s mind-blowing.

That’s not hyperbole. When you plummet off a virtual building, your brain can’t comprehend that your fall isn’t happening in real life. You sweat, your stomach […]

3 Ways Swing Trading is Better Than Day Trading
  • 3 Ways Swing Trading is Better Than Day Trading

3 Ways Swing Trading is Better Than Day Trading

By |April 27th, 2017|

Even for non-investors, day trading has quite a reputation. Though it doesn’t quite exist in this form any longer, we tend to imagine day traders as they appeared in the 1990’s: sweating through their overalls and dress shirts on a trading floor, shouting and pointing, trying to get rich fast. Day trading still happens […]

Hot Stocks: After the Scandal, Now Might Be a Good Time to Buy United ($UAL), Right?

By |April 14th, 2017|

There’s a saying by Warren Buffett that we bring up a lot around here: “Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful” If you’ve taken that on as one of your personal investment mantras then your ears might have perked up a little when you first heard about the United […]

Hot Stocks: Taser ($TASR) Pivots to Cameras, Changes Name to Axon ($AAXN). Buy?
  • Hot Stocks: Taser ($TASR) Pivots to Cameras, Changes Name to Axon ($AAXN). Buy?

Hot Stocks: Taser ($TASR) Pivots to Cameras, Changes Name to Axon ($AAXN). Buy?

By |April 8th, 2017|

Short answer: yes. I think $TASR/$AAXN has excellent long term growth potential. This change speaks of a company that’s aware of current trends and aims to be on the right side of history.

Taser has long been known for their eponymous product: the Taser nonlethal electric weapon used by police. More recently, the company has […]

Expert Stock Pickers - Leon Cooperman (Omega Advisors)
  • Expert Stock Pickers - Leon Cooperman (Omega Advisors)

Expert Stock Pickers – Leon Cooperman (Omega Advisors)

By |April 7th, 2017|

By now, Leon Cooperman has more than proven his clout as a stock analyst. But a recent SEC charge of insider trading has cast a pall over the investment manager’s legacy. It’s a shame, really, whether or not the charges have merit. Cooperman has a sterling record, at least in the management of other […]

Hot Stocks: Lululemon ($LULU) Just Sank, but Will it Rally?
  • Hot Stocks: Lululemon ($LULU) Just Sank, but Will it Rally?

Hot Stocks: Lululemon ($LULU) Just Sank, but Will it Rally?

By |March 31st, 2017|

TL;DR – Now might not be a bad time to snap up some $LULU, but the company may not ever regain dominance within its niche. Here’s why.

For those unfamiliar, Lululemon Athletica is the athletic and active wear brand, based in Canada, inspired by yoga and high price tags. Through various ups and downs, Lululemon […]

Expert Stock Pickers: Simon Edelsten is Investing in China
  • Expert Stock Pickers: Simon Edelsten is Investing in China

Expert Stock Pickers: Simon Edelsten is Investing in China

By |March 30th, 2017|

Simon Edelsten has a long history in investment management, and his fund, Artemis Global Select, has 60% returns over the past 3 years that prove his mettle. Other funds focused on the same sector returned an average 44% during that same time.

Edelsten is something of an outlier in the investment manager community, because he’s […]

Hot Stocks - GameStop’s ($GME) Decline Has Been Foretold!
  • Hot Stocks - GameStop’s ($GME) Decline Has Been Foretold!

Hot Stocks – GameStop’s ($GME) Decline Has Been Foretold!

By |March 25th, 2017|

First things first: don’t buy $GME. Just don’t do it. It’ll only end in tears.

What follows is not a consideration of the pros and cons of buying Gamestop in 2017. It’s a cautionary tale of what happens when a company doesn’t understand its own changing marketplace. It’s an admonition to only sell what people […]

Hot Stocks - Have a Delicious Bite of Chipotle ($CMG)
  • Hot Stocks - Have a Delicious Bite of Chipotle ($CMG)

Hot Stocks – Have a Delicious Bite of Chipotle ($CMG)

By |March 18th, 2017|

Honestly, I’m more of a Qdoba man when it comes to beans, beef, and queso. But when it comes to buying stock, I’m a Chipotle investor all the way. This is a recent development, because of the two embarrassing E. Coli outbreaks that sent $CMG tumbling. Today it’s not a cheap stock at just […]

Expert Stock Picks: Robert Shiller and THE ENTIRE STOCK MARKET ($GSCP)
  • Expert Stock Picks: Robert Shiller and THE ENTIRE STOCK MARKET ($GSCP)

Expert Stock Picks: Robert Shiller and THE ENTIRE STOCK MARKET ($GSCP)

By |March 17th, 2017|

You might have noticed that market gains have been extravagant of late. If you’re invested in a broad swath of the market, you’re likely happy. Happiness is perhaps an understatement when describing the emotional tenor of the stock market landscape. A better word, at least according to Robert Shiller, might be “Mania”.

Nobel Prize winner […]