Retire 42% Richer with Lower Management Fees!

The rise of exchange traded funds (ETF) have made the landscape of investment products much more competitive but there are still far too many investors out there paying inappropriately high management fees! Investment products with high management fees can have a detrimental impact on retirement returns as they will diminish the compounding effect of wealth. […]

Dividend Reinvestment Calculator to Plan Your Expected Returns (Excel)

One of the most powerful forces behind building wealth in the stock market comes from the compounding effects of reinvested dividends. As investors, it’s important to know what to expect from those returns when planning for the future. This post will introduce a simple dividend reinvestment calculator to estimate how much return to expect from […]

What is Andrew Sather’s Stock Market PDF All About?

Updated 4/21/2023 When done correctly, stock investing can lead to long-term wealth. But how do we start? Starting to invest can be a scary, intimidating process at first.  The learning curve to understand the stock market and putting money at risk scares most beginners away. But investing remains one of the safest ways to build […]

A Flexible CAGR Formula Excel Tool for Planning Your Chaotic Life

Have you ever thought it’d be nice to have an Excel formula to calculate the CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) on your investments? After all, they move unpredictably rather than in a perfectly straight line. This post has a CAGR formula Excel spreadsheet to help investors plan their future—even when things don’t go exactly according […]

How a Mean Reversion Strategy Can Take Advantage of Mispriced Stocks

A mean reversion strategy to the stock market can be applied in various ways. Investors can take advantage of mean reversion through value investing or a momentum-based trading strategy. Let’s take a look at mean reversion in this blog post – what it is and how it can be used with a technical analysis approach […]

A Stock Market Basics PDF Written By a Self-Taught Investor [Free Download]

Updated 4/21/2023 Starting anything new is scary, and investing is no different. We all have the same questions, where to start? It may seem overwhelming, but millions invest, and you can too. As a newbie, you most likely have lots of questions, like: Back in the day, okay, 2004, Geico ran a set of commercials […]

7 Deadly Sins in Behavioral Finance (Common Biases that Investors Face)

Behavioral finance biases….where do I begin? This article will present financial pitfalls, some of which I have learned through my own experience. Below are seven behavioral finance biases that you must avoid!  Click to jump to a section: If you have already fallen into some of these, it’s ok. Stop, find your way out, and get going in […]

Guide to Investing in the Pharma Industry

Did you know the revenues for the global pharmaceutical markets in 2022 equaled $1.48 trillion? It had grown from $390 billion in 2002, a CAGR of 7%. To invest in this growing market, we need to understand the industry. This guide will cover some basics to understand the pharma industry better. Some top investors, such […]

How to Find the ADR Dividend Tax Policy of a Company in Minutes

An ADR, or American Depositary Receipt, is a simple type of share that allows U.S. investors to invest in companies headquartered outside the U.S. But the taxes for these are anything but simple. For example, the capital gains taxes for ADRs are different than the ADR dividend tax. How these tax rates affect you will […]

Handy Andy’s Lessons – Starting a Dividend Portfolio

I’ve decided that I’m going to start a few “hot tip” type blogs and call them “Handy Andy’s Lessons.” This is likely to change because I kind of already hate the name, but oh well. The first topic that I want to write about is starting a dividend portfolio. This topic came to me after listening […]

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