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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.
Burton Malkiel and Weathfront’s Fancy New Approach to Passive Indexing
  • Burton Malkiel and Weathfront’s Fancy New Approach to Passive Indexing

Burton Malkiel and Weathfront’s Fancy New Approach to Passive Indexing

By |June 22nd, 2017|

Burton Malkiel has been champion of passive index fund investment longer than many of you have been alive. He has played an important role in communicating academic investment knowledge to professional and non-professional investors, and has generally been a voice of reason in American investing for decades. Guy’s got cred.

More recently, Malkiel became […]

CRISPR May Cure Cancer Someday, But is Its Stock Worth It Now? ($CRSP)
  • CRISPR May Cure Cancer Someday, But is Its Stock Worth It Now? ($CRSP)

CRISPR May Cure Cancer Someday, But is Its Stock Worth It Now? ($CRSP)

By |June 20th, 2017|

It’s easy to feel like we’re living in the future. The world faces unprecedented challenges related to climate, politics, and cultural clashes. But when you look at the world of tech, it can feel like we’re on the brink of Utopia.

CRISPR is one of the hottest technologies in modern medicine. There are several […]

Motif Investing Review - The Next Generation of Investments
  • Motif Investing Review - The Next Generation of Investments

Motif Investing Review – The Next Generation of Investments

By |June 19th, 2017|

Motif Investing has been around long enough that you probably already know a thing or two about it. But a few things have changed, and we need to give you an update. This Motif review is up to date as of June 9, 2017.
At its core, Motif is still a magnificently affordable way to […]

Two Undervalued Cryptocurrencies I’m Buying ($LTC and $ETC)
  • Two Undervalued Cryptocurrencies I’m Buying ($LTC and $ETC)

Two Undervalued Cryptocurrencies I’m Buying ($LTC and $ETC)

By |June 13th, 2017|

While 2017 has been a roaring bull year for the stock market, the greatest returns you could have seen since January came from cryptocurrency ownership. Bitcoin is now a household name, and is achieving all time price highs at and around $3000 per token. Bitcoin still has the largest market capitalization rate of any […]

David Rolfe on Accidentally Turning Your Stock Portfolio Into a Sector Fund
  • David Rolfe on Accidentally Turning Your Stock Portfolio Into a Sector Fund

David Rolfe on Accidentally Turning Your Stock Portfolio Into a Sector Fund

By |June 10th, 2017|

I just came across this David Rolfe interview about common investment mistakes people make with stock portfolios. You can watch it, I’ll wait. Then we can talk about it after.

Welcome back.

Rolfe’s advice is pretty simple, but it speaks to a consideration that tens of thousands of investors never ponder. In short, if you […]

Is Nintendo’s Star on the Rise? ($NTDOY)
  • Is Nintendo’s Star on the Rise? ($NTDOY)

Is Nintendo’s Star on the Rise? ($NTDOY)

By |June 9th, 2017|

Nintendo has a huge hit on its hands in the Nintendo Switch. And that’s a great thing for Nintendo investors. Their last flagship console, the Wii, sold just over 100 million units during its lifespan (more than Playstation 3 and XBox 360), but a strong showing from the Playstation 4 and XBox One (with pioneering […]

Is Peter Schiff Full of It?
  • Is Peter Schiff Full of It?

Is Peter Schiff Full of It?

By |June 3rd, 2017|

Short answer: mostly. But, to mix metaphors, a broken clock is still right twice a day.
Who is Peter Schiff?
If you don’t know who Peter Schiff is, feel free to stop here and continue your life blissfully ignorant of his place in the investing and macroeconomics landscape. If you must know, however, Peter Schiff […]

Let’s Talk About the FANG Stocks
  • Let’s Talk About the FANG Stocks

Let’s Talk About the FANG Stocks

By |June 1st, 2017|

Lots of people feel that the American market is deep into the entrails of another technology bubble. The leaders of this movement (Facebook $FB, Amazon $AMZN, Netflix $NFLX and Google $GOOG) are collectively known as the FANG stocks, and it’s undeniable that without their awe-inspiring upward mobility we wouldn’t be experiencing the extended bull […]

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 […]