Why Kids Are The Best Investors

Peter Lynch was a rock star of a stock picker. During his 13 years at the helm of Fidelity’s Magellan Fund, he racked up 29% annual returns. To put that in perspective, a $50k investment would have grown to $1.4 million. How did he accomplish this feat… and how can you…

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Invest Like a Gambler

Any gamblers in the house? Here’s an interesting fact for you: The odds of consistently winning at poker are about 5% to 10% -- that’s similar to the odds angel investors face when trying to pick winning start-ups. Amazingly, despite the odds, an elite group of poker players consistently manages…

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The Most Profitable Investment... Ever

What was the most profitable investment of all time? Was it Warren Buffett’s investment in Coca-Cola in 1987? Was it when savvy investors picked up shares of Amazon or Netscape in the 90s? Or was it something more unexpected? I recently came across a list of the world’s most profitable…

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The Dark Side of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is on a roll. Angels have already invested $393 million into deals on the biggest platforms. And this is still the first inning: many predict this new form of venture capital will become a $300 billion industry. To put that in perspective, traditional sources of early-stage financing, like venture capital,…

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