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Principle 5: Do it yourself

10/16/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]P[/dropcap]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, fund managers are well-educated people who need to be paid in accordance with…

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Principle 4: Be realistic about stock market returns

10/13/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]I[/dropcap]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 everything will turn out great for your money is. If there is one…

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Principle 3: Time really is money

10/10/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]T[/dropcap]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 direct: Time is money. The good news is that many investors still have…

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Principle 2: Simplicity beats complexity

10/07/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]H[/dropcap]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 for each product that you ended up buying nothing or worse, buying the…

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Principle 1: Create a written plan and follow it

10/04/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]A[/dropcap] 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 to time, and so on. I have apps on my smartphone to…

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Andrew Stotz reveals investment principles to Filipino university students

10/02/2014 |

[dropcap background=”” color=”” circle=”0″]W[/dropcap]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 the 12 investing principles award-winning financial analyst Andrew Stotz stressed at the jam-packed…

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Can analysts predict the future direction of a stock?

06/03/2014 |

After seeing that analyst target prices in Asia are inaccurate, the obvious next question was whether they could at least predict the direction of the stocks they cover so intensely. I was an analyst for most of my career but what I realize now is that I never had time to stop and think about…

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Target Prices Destroys Value

05/27/2014 |

When managing your portfolio one important thing to consider is to limit the downside. To limit your downside is very important for your terminal wealth, and your terminal wealth is what matters. If you can limit your downside, the compounded returns will do the job for you building your terminal wealth over a longer time…

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Do YOU Know How to Make Money from Dreams and Nightmares?

05/20/2014 |

Know the ‘Dream Factor’ to make money in stocks Understanding where stock market returns come from in Asia’s markets One dollar became 258, but where did it come from? If an investor put one dollar in Asian stock markets (excluding Japan) in 2000 and let it grow until the end of 2013 they would have…

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Stop Wasting Time, Start Adding Value – Value Drivers, Risk

05/13/2014 |

In this third part the focus will be on how changes in risk affects your portfolio return. Inside you’ll find evidence that challenges the conventional wisdom that “High risk = High return” and instead shows that you can get Low risk and High return! Value Drivers: Risk – Stop Wasting Time, Start Adding Value, Part III…

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