During the first half of the 20th century, the sport of powerlifting was dominated by U.S athletes.
But at the 1954 powerlifting championships, a new force emerged: the Russians.
Which left everyone wondering:
How were they able to improve their performance so quickly, and so dramatically?
Well, as it turns out, the Russians had a secret: steroids! Steroids give athletes an enormous advantage. That’s why they’ve now been banned.
But just because athletes can’t use them anymore doesn’t mean you can’t use them.
You see, there’s a certain type of steroid that investors can use. They’re for your portfolio, and they’re perfectly legal.
And as you’ll see in a moment, by taking a tiny “shot” of them, you could dramatically boost your investment performance.
A “Traditional” Portfolio
Before I show you how to get your hands on this strategy, let’s take a step back.
I want to review how the average investor builds their portfolio… and show you why this approach could be hurting your returns.
You see, most investors have a “traditional” portfolio. They split their assets between stocks and fixed-income investments — for example, 60% in stocks, and 40% in bonds or REITs.
To keep the math simple, let’s say a portfolio like this returns 10% each year.
But now let me show you what happens if you make one tiny change to this portfolio…
In other words, let’s see what happens when you give it a dose of “profit steroids.”
Your Portfolio on Steroids
When we reveal the secret behind this strategy, many investors have a strong reaction:
“I couldn’t do something like that at my age… I just want to protect what I have!” or “No way! That’s too risky!”
But that’s what makes this strategy so powerful…
Without taking significant risk, you could earn nearly 100% more on your money.
That’s because, to make this work, you only need to re-allocate 6% of your portfolio.
So if your portfolio is worth $100,000, you could potentially double its value — simply by re-allocating $6,000.
And just like a tiny shot of steroids could help an athlete lift twice as much weight, this tiny change could help you double your net worth.
Let me show you how it works…
The “Magic Ingredient”
The “magic ingredient” here is private equity — in other words, startups.
According to a recent study from SharesPost, an expert in private securities, allocating just 6% of your assets to startups can boost your portfolio’s overall returns by 67%.
With a 67% boost, instead of earning 10% a year, you’d earn 16.7% a year.
Let’s see what this difference would add up to with a $100,000 portfolio…
Double Your Wealth with Startups
At an average return of 10% a year, in ten years, a $100,000 portfolio of stocks, bonds, and real estate would turn into about $259,000.
But in that same timeframe, a portfolio that includes a 6% allocation to startups (just $6,000) would grow to $468,000.
As you can see, by allocating just a tiny amount to startups, you nearly doubled your portfolio.
And keep in mind, these returns include the winners and the losers.
Furthermore, if you happen to invest in a startup like Facebook or Uber — the type of investment that can deliver 20,000%+ returns — your wealth could grow by far more…
In fact, you could become a millionaire overnight.
Your First New Year’s Resolution
And that’s why we’re doing everything we can to make sure our readers allocate at least some of their portfolio in 2020 to private market investments.
As you just learned, even a tiny amount of private equity could explode the value of your nest egg.
If you haven’t made your first private investment, we encourage you to check out our directory of active startup investments here »
We pull these deals from dozens of high-quality sources.
And if you’d like to learn how to vet these opportunities, check out our free educational resources here »
Those resources can help you understand how to identify the opportunities with the most upside potential, and the least risk.
We hope you enjoy everything we’ve put together for you…
And most importantly, we hope that 2020 is the year you start profiting from the private markets, right alongside us.