Investing Ideas Articles

Your Bear-Market Protection Policy

Remember the market collapse of 2000? Triggered by the popping of the dot-com bubble, the market took years to recover. Many financial professionals believe we’re in a similar bubble today. And with the market down more than 5% this year already, some of them are concerned about a new crash—and…

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Tags: Crowdfunding For Yield

2016 Forecast: Growth Sectors

Right around this time last year, we issued our forecasts for 2015— We offered you our perspective on which sectors and investment themes would be important for the coming year. Today, we’ll review our predictions and see how they panned out... And then we’ll tell you where you should focus…

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Tags: Private Equity Pot Stocks

How to Legally Trade on "Insider Information"

For more than a quarter of a century, General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has been a winning trade: If you’d invested $10,000 into the company in 1990 and reinvested the dividends, today you’d be sitting on $217,146. That’s roughly twice what the overall market returned. Perhaps those market-beating returns shouldn’t come…

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Tags: CircleUp

The End of Credit as We Know It

Credit is a critical part of our country’s economic engine. Businesses and consumers use it for nearly every economic action they undertake—from leasing equipment, to buying a home, to paying for medical bills. The consumer side alone currently makes up 20% of U.S. GDP. While credit can make the wheels…

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Tags: Alternative Lending

Chinese Investors Flock to Unexpected Market

The Chinese stock market has taken investors on a wild ride recently: In June, the Shanghai Composite Index was sitting at 5,000… By August, it had dropped to 3,000—a nosedive of 40%. To recoup their money, Chinese investors are looking to the U.S. markets. But in an unexpected twist, they’re…

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Tags: AngelList Syndicate

Where to Get 10% Yields

Bill Gross was once dubbed the “the biggest investor in the world.” For decades, he managed the $292 billion Pimco Total Return Fund—up until last year, it was largest bond fund on the planet. If you’re familiar with the complexity of evaluating bond investments—from calculating default risk to forecasting the…

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Tags: P2P Lending

Bitcoin Goes Public

Editor’s Note: Matt and Wayne are presenting today at an investment conference in NYC called Finovate. They'll be revealing the latest version of CrowdabilityIQ, the world's first "stock-screener" for private companies. So today, we'll be re-publishing a popular article from their archives--an article about a smart way to get involved…

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Tags: Bitcoin