Category

Investing

IPOs

Angel Investing Can Make Anyone Rich(er) - Just Ask Ashton Kutcher

If anyone can tell you about the power of angel investing, it's Ashton Kutcher. You read that right.

The guy who starred as the dopey Michael Kelso on "That '70s Show" is one of the best angel investors in the business.

His company, A-Grade Investments, has turned $30 million into $250 million in less than a decade.

His remarkable story contains a lesson for all of us...

stocks

3 of the Best REITs to Buy Just Earned Top Scores - One Pays 7%

Negative rates are coming.

It may be hard to fathom, but most experts like bond giant Pimco are at least raising the possibility of negative interest rates happening in the near future.

A deflationary spiral has gripped the planet.

And as investors look for ways to grow income, we’ve found three of the best REITs to buy to add extra yield to your portfolio.

Read more here...

Technology

Investors Miss 95% of Tech Stock Gains – Here’s How You Can Get Them

Inc. magazine reports that if you’re investing in tech stocks, you’re missing 95% of the gains these companies produce.

The reality is angel investors are reaping the biggest rewards from these startups, while everyone else is left with mere peanuts once the companies go public.

But that’s all changed - here’s how to become a startup investor right now…

Stocks

One of the Top REITs to Buy in June Pays a 9% Yield

One area that is likely to be shielded from this continued market uncertainty is the REIT space.

Stable cash flow and dividend payments will keep attracting buyers in droves.

That demand will likely provide a cushion for any potential sell-off that may occur from here.

If we can find a REIT that is undervalued for whatever particular reason, all the better. That's exactly what we have for you today...

IPOs

Millions of Investors Get Suckered by Hot IPOs - Here's What to Do Instead

Almost nothing generates a bigger financial media splash than a red-hot initial public offering (IPO). It's like the Oscars, Christmas, and the Fourth of July rolled into one.

And (with the exception of a few cannabis IPOs) that can be a bit of a problem for regular investors, who might naturally get excited by the hype.

An IPO like Lyft is like a big, fancy dinner, where huge players – like Carl Icahn, say, or Ray Dalio – and the underwriters are all sitting at the table chowing down on gourmet food. They get first dibs, and the best prices.

In fact, just yesterday, The Wall Street Journal reported Carl Icahn sold his 2.7% Lyft stake to George Soros ahead of the public offering.

Under that table, scrounging for scraps that might fall, are… regular investors like you and me.

It's often nearly impossible to buy shares, and if you do manage to get an order filled, you'll almost certainly have paid way too much.

Yep – our "competition" in the IPO game is folks trading $550 million positions like they're trading baseball cards.

I'm going to show you what else is happening with these big IPOs - and I'll name a much better way for investors and traders like us to cash in...

Trading Strategies

If You Know How to Wait for a Bus, You've Got What It Takes to Double Your Investment Here

I've been watching – and profiting on – a ridiculously profitable wave I've seen developing over the years. It's not exciting, but it's the easiest money there is: bank consolidation.

The trend has its roots in the 1980s, when the interstate banking regulations were changed to allow ownership across state lines.

Things got "interesting" in the aftermath of the savings and loan crisis, when the prices of great banks fell right alongside the dogs, overstuffed with junk bonds and dubious mortgages. At the time, it was cheaper by far for any CEO worth their salt to just up and buy a smaller competitor rather than try and expand in a new state or region.

The consolidation continued right on through the Internet "dot-com" bubble and collapse, right up until the eve of the credit crisis in late 2007.

Consolidation went on a holiday of sorts until about 2011, when it started right back up where it had left off 34 years earlier.

That brings us up to speed.

The news is, bank consolidation will – I repeat, will – make you stinkin' rich if you kick back and let it work for you. Maybe the easiest fortune ever made.

Why? Simple – there's a lot more consolidating left to do. A whole lot more.

Each year, somewhere between 3% and 5% of American banks are taken over, and that's going to continue until we get below 2,000 banks.

As you'll see in a minute, we're quite a ways from that milestone.

Making money off this trend is ridiculously easy. If you can sit around waiting for a package from Amazon, you have the specialist skillset required.

I've got two plays all lined up for you...