August 21, 2015

How to Manage Your Day – Spend 48h with me!

L ectures are always valuable, but there’s nothing like a real life experience. Touring Philippines with a series of presentations this year I decided to run a little competition and select one winner who would spend full 48 hours with Read the rest

November 11, 2014

Principle 12: Stay invested

S tay invested. “Cool heads win in the end.”Valuation expert and financial analyst Andrew Stotz’s last investing principle is something that mature investors can live with. It’s as simple as staying invested for the long haul.A lot of… Read the rest
November 6, 2014

Principle 11: Be patient

W as there a time when you bought something in a rush, only to realize it’s broken and needs to be returned immediately for repair? Was there a time when you pulled out of an investment because you thought it… Read the rest
November 4, 2014

Principle 10: Keep balance

S imilar to the ninth principle on diversification, CFA Society Thailand president and valuation expert Andrew Stotz wants us to “drive with the safety of an airbag.” His version of a financial seatbelt—owning 10 stocks at a time—may not always… Read the rest
October 30, 2014

Principle 9: Diversify to reduce risk of loss

I f you’re a frequent reader of personal finance books and articles, the word “diversify” in its financial context should not be new to you. This is one of Andrew Stotz’s most valuable principles when it comes to investing your… Read the rest
October 28, 2014

Principle 8: Keep your financial costs low

A gents, brokers, financial analysts; practically everyone in the financial world is making money on their investors’ cash. When you buy insurance, your agent gets a portion of your payment. When you join mutual funds, fund managers take money out… Read the rest
October 23, 2014

Principle 7: Start building wealth through savings

W hat is your attitude toward your paycheck every month? Do you consider it your reward for working hard and your key to unwinding through shopping, eating out, and the like? Or do you immediately feel that your salary is… Read the rest
October 21, 2014

Principle 6: Avoid big mistakes, especially early in life

E ver heard that advice that says don’t be afraid to make mistakes while you’re young? Or quotes telling you to be “young, wild, and free”? I have to tell you, after listening to award-winning financial analyst Andrew Stotz’s thoughts… Read the rest
October 16, 2014

Principle 5: Do it yourself

P ros don’t always work for you…Internationally acclaimed financial strategist Andrew Stotz encourages people who have time, knowledge and interest to handle their own assets rather than paying fund managers hefty fees to do it for them. After all,… Read the rest
October 13, 2014

Principle 4: Be realistic about stock market returns

I f you’re under the impression that investing in the stock market is your ultimate ticket to the life of the rich and famous, please wake up. Dreaming big is not a problem in the world of finance, but assuming… Read the rest
October 10, 2014

Principle 3: Time really is money

T ime is of the essence. Time is golden. The concept of time as man’s most priceless asset has been around since the days of our earliest ancestors. But Investing-in-Asia expert and financial literacy advocate Andrew Stotz’s take is more… Read the rest
October 7, 2014

Principle 2: Simplicity beats complexity

H ave you ever dealt with documents overloaded with numbers, jargon, and charts that you can’t just seem to make sense of anything? Or have you had a shopping experience for a gadget where your salesman gave too many information… Read the rest
October 4, 2014

Principle 1: Create a written plan and follow it

A lot of people love creating lists. Just like a huge chunk of the world’s obsessive compulsive population, I plan my holidays ahead, list down in order my grocery items for the week, revise my life’s bucket lists from time… Read the rest
October 2, 2014

Andrew Stotz reveals investment principles to Filipino university students

W hen investing in the stock market, there are two statements one needs to keep in mind, among other things: You won’t get rich and you can’t afford to make big mistakes while you’re young. These are just some of… Read the rest