Diversification Articles

[Chart] Proven System for Earning 55% Annual Returns

Take a look at this chart… It shows the average returns across every major asset class for the past 20 years — everything from bonds, to large-cap stocks, to various private equity investments. As you can see, the top-performing asset class has been early-stage venture capital. Which is why today, we’re…

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How to Lose a Fortune… and Still Retire Rich

When you screw up the majority of the time, things don’t generally turn out so well. For example, think back to your days of taking tests in school: If you answered two-thirds of the questions wrong, you failed. It’s the same thing with picking stocks: In the stock market, if…

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My No. 1 Trick To Predict the Future

There’s no chance [this device] is going to get any significant market share. — Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s ex-CEO There is nothing revolutionary or disruptive about this technology. — Padmasree Warrior, Motorola CTO I don’t think [this device] is something that would… necessitate us changing our thinking. — Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia CEO Can you…

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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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Unique System Averages 27% Gains Per Year

Last week, you saw what can happen when you invest in the right start-ups: With Elio Motors, investors made 330% in 30 days … With Zenefits, they turned $1,000 into $500,000… And with Uber, a fortunate few made 60,000% on their money—turning every $1,000 they invested into $6 million. But…

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Protect Yourself From Cocky Founders

The numbers are clear: 3 out of 4 start-ups fail. For the founders of these companies, that means years of working around the clock, endless uphill battles, low or no pay... And at the end of the road, 75% of them will have nothing to show for it. It makes you…

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3 Proven Strategies for Angel Investing Success

“Diversification is protection against ignorance.” That little gem comes courtesy of one of the world’s most successful stock market investors: Warren Buffett. And we must admit, Mr. Buffett has done pretty well for himself without the benefits of diversification. That said, we’re not so sure how Mr. Buffett would do…

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