Stock Market: Rest in Peace

I’m about to leave for my honeymoon! Next week, my bride and I are flying to Sydney, Australia, then we’ll make our way to Byron Bay and the Great Barrier Reef. Friends gave us suggestions for hotels, but we think it's more fun to rent cool apartments. To find these apartments,…

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Tags: Airbnb End Of The Stock Market

Proof – Staggering Results

Normally, the world of early-stage investing is shrouded in secrecy... The professional start-up investors known as Venture Capitalists tend to keep their investment returns a closely-guarded secret. But in a rare shift, one of the most renowned firms in Silicon Valley just made its returns public... And the results are…

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One "Commodity" You Must Own Today

Back in 2001, oil was trading at about $30 per barrel. At the time, just a single oil company (Exxon) was on the list of the world’s Top 5 Most Valuable Companies. Within a decade, however, oil shot up to $100 per barrel. All of a sudden, the Top 5…

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Tags: Mega Trend Tech Sector

Lifestyles of the Rich and Nerdy

What if you woke up tomorrow and found $10 million in your bank account? How about $100 million? How about a billion? What would you do with all that money? What’s the most outrageous thing you’d buy? Give it a think— Then you can compare it to a few over-the-top…

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Tags: Mark Zuckerberg Elon Musk

Three Paths to 30-Day Profits

Once upon a time, start-up investors had to be extremely patient: After getting in on a “ground floor” investment, they’d need to wait for years and years as the start-up morphed into a real business—the kind of business that could get acquired or go public. But recently, we’ve become aware…

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Tags: Instagram Mini IPO

Yahoo’s Loss – Your Gain!

Back in 2008, Microsoft offered to buy Yahoo for about $50 billion. Yahoo rejected the offer as being “too low.” Last week, a new deal for Yahoo came in—this time from Verizon. The deal was worth just $4.6 billion, a fraction of what Microsoft had offered. When Yahoo accepted it,…

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Tags: Uber Early-stage Investing

JP Morgan Caught Reading Crowdability

Has anyone ever “borrowed” one of your ideas and used it as their own? If I’m not mistaken, it just happened to me—and I’m thrilled. After all, isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery? And since it was JP Morgan doing the imitating—and since the idea it borrowed was about…

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Tags: Diversification

New Report Sounds Alarm...

I just read a frightening research report. It was written by the leading research firm in the world, so it’s tough to refute. First it explains why investors like you have earned such exceptional returns over the past 30 years—then it explains why those days are over. But there’s some…

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Tags: End Of The Stock Market Non-correlated Assets

One Thing Successful Start-ups Have in Common

Many things can help make an early-stage company successful… From creating the right product at the right time (like Uber), to creating an inspiring advertising campaign (like Apple’s “1984” commercial for the Macintosh.) But if you dig deeper, you’ll find one variable that’s always there: A successful start-up has the…

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Tags: Start-up Investing