95% Cash!?

I couldn’t believe my ears... I’d been enjoying a pre-flight cocktail at the George Bush Airport in Houston, casually chatting with some folks at the bar. Most of them were well-dressed professionals in their late 50s. Soon, the topic of the stock market came up—and as they told me, they…

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Tags: Portfolio Asset Allocation

IPO Conspiracy Revealed...

Fortune just dropped a bombshell: The pending IPO of SnapChat—one of the most anticipated tech IPOs since Facebook—might be a hoax. You can’t make this stuff up. As Fortune reported on Monday, it’s become aware of a “conspiracy theory” that Snap’s massive IPO is just a ploy. But a ploy…

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Tags: Snapchat End Of The Stock Market

The Worst Wealthy Investor I Know

Let me tell you about a guy I know. Based on his investment track record, you’d think he’d be broke by now. For example, on one investment he made, he lost more than $25 million. More recently, he made 21 different investments—and almost half of them went belly-up. But here’s…

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Tags: Fred Wilson

Debunking Three Angel Investing Myths

Nearly three years ago, Matt and I set out on a mission: We aimed to teach everyday investors how to make money in early-stage investing. From the very beginning, naysayers said it couldn’t be done. Thankfully we ignored them. More than 100,000 investors have now subscribed to our free and…

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Tags: Angel Investing Early-stage Investing

Your biggest regrets...

The other night, Matt and I were having drinks with one of our investors at the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis. Somehow, we got onto the topic of regrets. As we sipped our cocktails, each of us spun a tale or two about a lost love, or a…

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Tags: Facebook

The Best Investment I Ever Made

We often write about the extraordinary returns you could make in early-stage investing. And while investing in the private markets tends to be more profitable than investing in stocks, it’s not the most profitable investment I ever made. Today, I want to tell you the story of my most profitable…

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Tags: Education Investing Warren Buffett

Real People, UNREAL Profits

Today I want to tell you about a remarkable group of people. These are regular men and women—just like you and me—but they’ve all done something spectacular: Each one of them went from being nearly dead broke to becoming a multi-millionaire—overnight. How’d they do it? Well, it turns out, they…

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"If You're So Rich, Why Do You Still Work?"

I crack up when I hear that question... For one thing, while I’m pretty well off, I don’t think of myself as “rich.” I’ve got a few friends who are “rich.” They’ve got 9 or 10-figures in the bank. But aside from their high net worth, they’ve got something else…

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