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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An "Auto-Pilot" Investment Strategy

Late last year, Amazon.com announced the use of “drones” to deliver packages. Drones are remote-controlled aircraft. They’re mainly used for military purposes. At the time, it smelled like a publicity stunt… Flying saucers delivering little brown boxes of books and shampoo? Really, Mr. Bezos? But as it turns out, it’s legitimate. In fact,…

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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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Get Paid Like a Pro Athlete

Yesterday San Francisco 49ers' Quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, signed a 6-year, $126 million contract. Imagine if he had offered you a cut of his future earnings for an upfront cash payment? That would've been huge. Well, a new crowdfunding platform is offering you just that: They’re giving you access to the future…

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New Study: Less Capital, Bigger Returns

For most things in life, more is better. Vacation… Happiness... Square feet. But for others, more can be worse. One surprising example? Money. Hey, quit laughing! I’m serious… In certain cases, it really is better to have less money. One of those cases: start-ups. As we learned last week from a fascinating new study,…

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