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Better than Profits?

For close to 200 years, Portugal was a global superpower. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, the Portuguese explored the world, traded globally, and established territories on multiple continents including Asia, Africa, and South America. Portugal ranked right up there with England, France, and Spain. But more recently, the country…

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Tags: Startups Silicon Valley

Make 99x Your Money… Without Touching Stocks

Do you trust the stock market with your cash? Long-term, sure I do. But short-term, no way. The S&P is up double-digits since mid-June… But now everyone from BlackRock to Morgan Stanley to Jeremy Grantham (who called the 2000 and 2008 crashes) expects the next move to be down, down,…

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Tags: Startups SeedInvest

The "Pork Sandwich" Investment

I’ve got a favorite new lunch spot right now. It’s called Cicci Di Carne. I first learned about it on the TV show, Chef’s Table. That’s where I saw Cicci Di Carne’s founder (Dario Cecchini, an eighth-generation Italian butcher) in action in Panzana, Italy. Dario recently opened a new spot…

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Tags: Startups

Your Choice: A $900 Per Month Tent, or a $50,000 House

I knew the world had gone mad when I saw this CNBC headline: “Live in this Silicon Valley man’s tent… for $900 a month.” The backstory here is that a man set up a tent in his parents’ backyard and listed it on Airbnb. He recognized that demand for housing…

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Tags: Startups

Make Your Fortune from Flying Cars

“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Those words were written in 2011 by Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and Palantir (PLDR), and the first outside investor in Facebook. His comment was a reference to the state of early-stage investing back then — specifically, that the…

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Tags: Startups Flying Cars

Join Musk on his Twitter Adventure for Profits and Glory

Elon Musk is taking Twitter (TWTR) off the stock market. After he buys it for about $44 billion, Twitter will be a private company. It won’t be a “startup” in the usual sense of the word. But it will be a private company nonetheless — a company in search of…

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Tags: Twitter

How One Type of "Anxiety" Could Turn into a 6,636% Profit

Editor's Note: Wayne is traveling for the rest of this week. So today, we'll be re-publishing a timely article from our archives — be sure to read it in its entirety! During a recent business trip, I rented a Tesla to get from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I’d been…

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Tags: EVs

Forget stocks…

With all the negative headlines lately about inflation, the economy, and the stock market, you might be inclined to just put your head in the sand and tune everything out. Maybe you’re tempted to turn off your TV, shut down your computer, and ignore your financial advisor’s phone calls. But…

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Tags: Stocks Private Markets

BlackRock CEO Reveals the "Greatest Store of Wealth"

In terrifying markets like we’re experiencing today, the wealthy have always found smart ways to protect and grow their wealth. For example, they invest in luxury apartments in New York or London, or bars of gold. But recently, they’ve been turning to something new. The CEO of BlackRock, the world’s…

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