Andy Crowder

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Andy Crowder has been investing in stocks and options for over 15 years. A graduate of the University of Oregon and Northern Arizona University, Andrew’s work experience includes working for the medical division of W.L. Gore and Associates in Flagstaff, AZ, Oppenheimer & Co. in New York City and more recently working as a professional options trader, research analyst and financial columnist for a prominent stock options newsletter and advisory service

A Safe Alternative to Dividends for Income Investors

Dividend-paying stocks were one of the best ways to take returns out of the market last year. In a year when the overall ma

The Options Advantage: How Andy Crowder Earned 16 Percent in Three Months

Andy Crowder doesn't care what's going on in Europe. He tunes out things like unemployment numbers, job growth data

Analysts Reveal Favorite Investments for 2012: Free Special Report

2011 is history ... thankfully.  Volatility dominated equities, but the markets had little to show for their ups and d

One of the Easiest Ways to Lower Your Investment Tax Bill

Investors rarely think about their tax bill while they're buying - they conveniently forget all about the IRS until the

After Record Farm Profits, It’s Time to Buy Agriculture Stocks

Farmers who spent the year growing corn or milking cows may not have noticed that the U.S. government nearly shut down or t

Warren Buffett’s Hidden Investing Strategy

The question is repeatedly pondered: What is the secret to Warren Buffett's breathtaking investing success?   T

Jim Rogers Versus Marc Faber – Round One

Two of the most notable commodities investors are once again at odds. But, why do I care? Famous contrarian Dr. Marc Fa

Stay Away From For-Profit College Stocks

Few sectors have been surrounded by more controversy than for-profit colleges.  I'm sure you've heard of the c

The Trade of the Decade – Revisited

First, I just wanted to thank all of you, my readers, for the overwhelming response regarding The Trade of the Decade. I kn

How the Big Funds Buy Small Caps

"That's exactly the strategy our small cap team has been using for the past couple of years. And they've been