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Zero-Dollar Stock Trades

Each year, companies spend a fortune on advertising. In the U.S. alone, they spend more than $140 billion. Over 75% of that amount is spent on what’s known as “brand advertising” – in other words, making us aware that their brand exists, or reminding us about it. Think about TV…

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Diamonds: Cancer's Worst Enemy

"If we find cancer early, 90 percent survive. If we find cancer late, 10 percent survive." The above quote, from Wired Magazine, helps explain why certain bio-tech start-ups are shifting their focus: They’re shifting from cancer treatment to cancer detection. Last week, one of these world-changing start-ups received some great press…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Biotech Crowdfunding Wefunder Ycombinator Start-up Cancer Bio-tech

Cyber Security: The Next Tech Megatrend

According to a high-ranking government official, we’re currently witnessing “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” But this transfer isn’t coming from the stock or bond market, or any other market you can think of. It has a more shocking source: Cybercrime Chaos… And Opportunity Cybercrime costs U.S. corporations an…

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Tags: Equity Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Facebook Venture Capital Early-stage Start-ups Private Equity Cyber Security Cyber Attacks Stocks Security

Drones Are Set to Soar

Is now the time to bet big on “drones”? Is this sector ready to take off? The evidence points to yes – and stocks in this industry seem poised for flight. But if you’re a believer in this space, stocks aren’t where the real money will be made... The real money will be made…

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Tags: Crowdfunding Facebook Start-ups Drones Amazon Military

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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The Dark Side of Equity Crowdfunding

Equity Crowdfunding is on a roll. Angels have already invested $393 million into deals on the biggest platforms. And this is still the first inning: many predict this new form of venture capital will become a $300 billion industry. To put that in perspective, traditional sources of early-stage financing, like venture capital,…

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