Archive: Early Investing

Technology is Changing Food and Beverage Discovery

By Andy Gordon on February 10, 2021

I felt like pizza the other day — not an uncommon occurrence for me. Back in the ancient BC days (before COVID), my wife and I would hoof it over to our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant — a 12-minute walk (or four minute drive). But instead of going to that restaurant, I ordered a pizza on my “Best Food Trucks” app and picked it up from the food truck parked about a 10-minute drive…

Technology is Changing Food and Beverage Discovery

By Andy Gordon on February 10, 2021

I felt like pizza the other day — not an uncommon occurrence for me. Back in the ancient BC days (before COVID), my wife and I would hoof it over to our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant — a 12-minute walk (or four minute drive).

GameStop Losses: Right Strategy, Wrong Asset

By Adam Sharp on February 5, 2021

A lot of people lost a lot of money in GameStop this week. I feel for them — especially since I have been there myself. As I write this, GameStop is trading at around $66, down from a high of more than $450…

Amazing Growth in the Medtech and Healthcare Sector

By Andy Gordon on February 3, 2021

Usually, a sector’s growth is driven by one or two things. It could be consumer trends — like the current surge in alcoholic consumption during the pandemic. Or it could be technological advances. Think of how drones and self-driving cars will upend the delivery of goods and services. …

Bitcoin and Startups: Better Revolutionary Assets

By Adam Sharp on January 29, 2021

For the last week, all eyes have been on GameStop (GME). Millions of users from forums such as Reddit’s WallStreetBets have piled into shares and call options of the wounded mall retailer, causing a short squeeze of epic…
I recently said that government-driven opportunities are one of my favorite drivers of upside and profit. This is what I wrote: “When a new [government] rule allows a product or activity that was previously prohibited or the opposite — or when they ban or prohibit something previously allowed…

Cannabis Stocks: High Growth at Low Prices

By Adam Sharp on January 22, 2021

Cannabis stocks had a rough 2018, 2019, and most of 2020. However, it looks like the bear market may finally be ending now. In the last two months, cannabis stocks have surged higher. The largest cannabis exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets — the ETFMG Alternative Harvest…

The Disadvantages of a SPAC Investment

By Andy Gordon on January 20, 2021

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are enjoying their moment in the sun. They’ve shot into prominence as a way for startups to make an initial public offering (IPO) and join public stock exchanges. They offer founders unprecedented speed. And for some investors — more…

Bitcoin vs. Altcoins: A Lopsided Battle

By Adam Sharp on January 15, 2021

Investors often ask me why I focus so much on bitcoin instead of altcoins. I get why people ask this question. Bitcoin is already huge. And many investors assume they’ve already missed the boat, so they want to find the next bitcoin. …

Developing Battery Tech for the Future

By Andy Gordon on January 13, 2021

There are lithium batteries in your smartphones… your laptops… and hybrid vehicles. Lithium represents 70%-to-90% of the battery market — and that market is about to soar. The lithium battery market is worth $112 billion annually now. It’s projected to reach $546 billion in 15 years. And lithium…

Long-Term Investing: Stable Returns, Fewer Risks

By Adam Sharp on January 8, 2021

“The single greatest edge an investor can have is a long-term orientation.” -Jesse Livermore I’ve been investing for 20 years now. The first few years were painful ones spent learning lessons the hard way. I tried day trading and picking…

WeWork Disaster Shows Crowdfunding’s Advantages

By Andy Gordon on January 6, 2021

Just this week, I came across an intriguing startup investment opportunity. A Philadelphia-based company was offering shared office space for physicians and related medical practices. Doctors — especially those just starting their practices — are often forced to accept expensive and long-term leases. It’s a real problem that…

Making the Most of 2021: New Year’s Resolutions

By Vin Narayanan on December 30, 2020

Traditionally, I haven’t been a big New Year’s resolutions guy. Which is weird — because I love life hacks. I’m always looking for the best fitness app, the best portfolio tracking tool, the best note taking tool… you get the picture. I used to view New…

Naughty and Nice Lists for 2020

By Aryelle Young on December 23, 2020

Confession time. The #DogsofTwitter is one of my favorite Twitter communities. In this truly joyful corner of Twitter, dogs of all ages are trying extremely hard right now to be good boys and girls until Santa Paws arrives to give them treats and presents. Yes it’s totally corny.

Institutional Bitcoin Is Here to Stay

By Adam Sharp on December 18, 2020

It’s official. The institutional move into bitcoin is underway. Large multi-billion dollar firms are now coming into the market. And I think it’s just getting started. Insurance giant MassMutual announced last week that it had purchased $100 million worth of BTC.

The Technical Founder Myth

By Vin Narayanan on December 16, 2020

There are a lot of investing myths floating around out there. Here are a few common ones: You need a lot of money to invest.  Cheap stocks have more upside than expensive stocks.  You can’t make money when the market is crashing.