Investing Articles

The Absolute Best Way to Invest in Stocks

Wall Street is dying... Big brokers like Morgan Stanley are being replaced by more efficient alternatives, and traditional investments like stocks and bonds are falling by the wayside. It began with companies like E-Trade introducing online trading... And you can see it today as Peer-to-Peer Lending and Equity Crowdfunding find their…

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Tags: Investing Mutual Funds Motif Etfs

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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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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Tags: Facebook Investing Warren Buffett Ebay

The Next WhatsApp?

Every so often a “Big Bang” occurs in the start-up world... A new company emerges that gives birth to an entirely new industry. These companies reach such scale that they create a universe of other businesses in their orbit. We call these Big Bang companies, “platforms.” Facebook, Apple, Google… each of them…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Airbnb Early-stage Investing Wefunder

The 3 Most Common Crowdfunding Concerns

“Can I really make money with equity crowdfunding? I mean, does this even make sense for someone like me? I’m not a 'professional'  investor.” Every week, we receive emails from Crowdability subscribers asking different versions of this same question. Most investors agree that equity crowdfunding sounds promising and exciting, but…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Portfolio Investing

September 7th: Your $50 Million Payday?

Slipping a tight blazer over his tee-shirt, the entrepreneur bounded onto the stage. He glowed with confidence as he presented the vision for “Qwiki,” his technology start-up: Qwiki would automatically create short videos on search terms like Albert Einstein orLady Gaga. With sight, sound and motion, the search experience would become entertaining…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Early-stage Investing Techstars Ycombinator 500 Startups