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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 - 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 […]

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

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop

By |March 16th, 2017|

Betterment Review – Insider Investing Scoop
Betterment in a Nutshell
Betterment is the most well-known robo-advisor in the market, and there’s a lot of discussion among investors about what value they offer. While controversial and not ideal for every investor, we think Betterment is pretty much perfect for new investors who don’t want to spend all […]

Marijuana Stocks: Sean Williams, GW Pharmaceuticals ($GWPH), and Cara Therapeutics ($CARA)
  • Marijuana Stocks: Sean Williams, GW Pharmaceuticals ($GWPH), and Cara Therapeutics ($CARA)

Marijuana Stocks: Sean Williams, GW Pharmaceuticals ($GWPH), and Cara Therapeutics ($CARA)

By |March 13th, 2017|

One of the most compelling markets for investors is the burgeoning legal cannabis industry. With medical marijuana legal in 28 states and recreational pot legal in 8 more, it’s surely only matter of time before cannabis is permitted at the Federal Level.

But the Donald J. Trump administration may be pumping the brakes on this […]

Motif Investing Review - Get Your $150 Cash Back!
  • Motif Investing Review - Get Your $150 Cash Back!

Motif Investing Review – Get Your $150 Cash Back!

By |March 13th, 2017|

Motif Investing Review – Get Your $150 Cash Back!
Motif is a unique social brokerage option in 2017, giving users a cheaper, more efficient way to build portfolios. As a service, Motif is part robo-advisor, part DIY portfolio building platform, part traditional broker. Though Motif can provide ready-made portfolios, users will see its full features […]

Hot Stocks: $SNAP - Just Don’t Buy It
  • Hot Stocks: $SNAP - Just Don’t Buy It

Hot Stocks: $SNAP – Just Don’t Buy It

By |March 10th, 2017|

Here we are in the post-Snapchat IPO world, and not much has changed. I feel like I shouldn’t have to tell you this, but it’s important to remember not to buy $SNAP. Now, and probably ever.

I have nothing against the video-based social media company, their time sensitive messaging hook, or their ubiquitous and colorful […]

24option Review - Seamless Binary Options Trading
  • 24option Review - Seamless Binary Options Trading

24option Review – Seamless Binary Options Trading

By |March 9th, 2017|

If you’re been involved in the world of binary options for more than a minute, you’ve come across 24option. Well known and even innovative for this sector, you’ve seen their ads even if you haven’t tried the platform for yourself. It’s not just every binary options platform that is endorsed by Conor McGregor, after […]

Finding the Right Credit Balance for a Good Credit Score
  • Finding the Right Credit Balance for a Good Credit Score

Finding the Right Credit Balance for a Good Credit Score

By |March 7th, 2017|

Credit remains a mysterious subject for many. If you’ve been developing good personal finance habits for more than a little while, your credit score has probably benefited. But until you get into the nuts and bolts of personal credit, you can’t maximize your credit score and derive the associated benefits.

Good credit comes from a […]

Gore Sells, Buffett Holds. What’s Going on With Apple ($AAPL)?
  • Gore Sells, Buffett Holds. What’s Going on With Apple ($AAPL)?

Gore Sells, Buffett Holds. What’s Going on With Apple ($AAPL)?

By |March 2nd, 2017|

Within the past week, there have been two major AAPL trades in the news.

First we’ve got Al Gore: former Vice President, climate awareness advocate, and Apple board member conspicuously selling $37 Million in shares.

Then we’ve got Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway doubling down on earlier Apple holdings, increasing its AAPL stake to $18 Billion.

Clearly (or […]