How to Spot "The Next Big Thing"

Imagine if you’d gotten in early on Apple... Or Facebook... Or more recently, Uber or Airbnb. None of these companies seemed so mind-blowing when they were getting started—in fact, many of them seemed silly. But each went on to return millions (or in some cases, billions) of dollars in profits…

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Bad News for Retirees

Stocks staged a death-defying recovery in Q1. In fact, they did something they haven’t done in more than 80 years: after dropping more than 10% at the start of the year, they finished the quarter in the black. Unfortunately for you, there’s a downside to this news: After their Q1…

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Tags: Title III Warren Buffett

Proven System for Doubling Your Returns

Today we’ll show you a simple trick... It can help you more than double your portfolio’s returns. You see, if you’re like most investors, you have a portfolio of stocks and bonds. You’ve been told this can help you generate more “consistent” returns. And as you’ve probably discovered, this approach…

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Tags: Asset Allocation

How to Make 53% Returns From Your Friends

Look at this insane e-mail I got from a friend of mine: It was Feb 17, 2012, exactly three months before Facebook’s IPO. I couldn’t believe my luck: I was being offered “pre-IPO” shares in Facebook. This was one of the “hottest” and hardest-to-get deals in the world. How did…

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Why You Need to Ignore Stock Prices

Do you constantly log into your brokerage account to check your positions? Or maybe you’re always turning on CNBC or visiting Yahoo Finance to see how the Dow is doing. If that’s you, stop right now. Making changes to your portfolio based on short-term fluctuations could be hurting your returns.…

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Tags: Virtual Reality

(Another) Way to Spot a Profit Opportunity

Yesterday, Matt told you about an exciting trend we’ve been tracking: Virtual Reality, or “VR” for short. Investing in megatrends like VR can lead you to huge profits—but only if you’re able to spot them early. So in his essay, Matt showed you a dead simple trend-spotting strategy: By watching…

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Tags: Virtual Reality

Your Tax-Free Profit Plan

I’ll never forget my first “winning” angel investment... I owned just a small stake in the company, and hadn’t been an investor in it for long, but my profits added up to six figures. I was thrilled with the outcome… until April 15th rolled around. That’s when Uncle Sam came…

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Tags: Taxes

Why the Fed Rate Hike is GOOD For You

After nearly eight years of cutting interest rates, the Fed finally hit us with a rate hike yesterday. Many investors are wary of higher interest rates, and understandably so: When money becomes more expensive, businesses (and stock prices) tend to suffer. In fact, historically, whenever the Fed has raised rates,…

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Tags: Valuation

Become the Smartest Investor in the Room

Last weekend, I went on a family trip up the coast of Maine—there’s nothing quite like New England in the fall. Early one evening, over a cold beer and a hot cup of clam “chowdah,” we started chatting about the recently announced merger between Dell and EMC. Given that Dell…

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Tags: Uber Private Alpha Cisco