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    New Pick: With Great Risk Comes Great Reward

    By: Vin Narayanan on February 16, 2023

    We talk about risk all the time in investing. In the stock markets, companies can fail or not meet expectations. And if that happens, stock prices can go down or tank. In real estate, a property’s value could drop over time. Or it might not generate as much revenue as expected. Or a natural disaster could destroy it. With startups,…

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    The Trick to De-Risk Startup and Collectibles Investments

    By: Vin Narayanan on October 19, 2022

    The baseball card universe has changed quite a bit since I was growing up. People don’t just buy cards for the bubble gum or trade doubles to complete their sets like I did. Instead, they seek out unique or scarce cards that can grow in value. They keep cards in mint condition. And then they sell them for a lot…

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    New Pick: A Deliciously De-Risked DeFi Crypto

    By: Vin Narayanan on June 17, 2022

    As expected, the crypto markets tumbled this week (and some last week as well). The timing of the downswings are fairly predictable now — whenever new inflation data or interest rate hikes hit. The bad economic news triggers a sell-off in the equity markets. And because the crypto markets are closely correlated with the stock markets (especially tech stocks) right…

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    Angel Insider: The Risks and Massive Rewards of Medtech Investing

    By: Early Investing on June 14, 2022

    Medical technology — or medtech — is an incredibly innovative sector. From wearables to robotic surgeries to non-invasive health monitoring solutions, there are tons of ways that medtech is advancing and disrupting itself.  Early Investing co-founder Andy Gordon should know. He’s recommended many different medtech startups in his time.  In this episode of Angel Insider, Andy, Allison Brickell and Vin…

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    New Pick: The De-Risked Ethereum Competitor Your Crypto Portfolio Needs

    By: Vin Narayanan on April 28, 2022

    Most of you know that I’m an Ethereum bull. I believe that Ethereum is one of the most important networks in the crypto space. It’s the backbone for much of crypto’s decentralized finance (DeFi) system. Most NFTs trade on the Ethereum network. And trading volume for NFTs alone last year was $17.6 billion. Ethereum is by far the most popular…

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    New Pick: A De-Risked Pick-and-Shovel Coin With Stellar Potential

    By: Vin Narayanan on April 22, 2022

    I’ve always been a fan of pick-and-shovel plays — especially in emerging technologies. Picking winners as the dynamics of the industry are constantly shifting is incredibly difficult. But if investors can identify the technology that any new technology can’t be built without, they’ve found a way to de-risk a potentially volatile investment while still cashing in on a new industry’s…

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    New Pick: Invest in Emerging Markets With Stunning Real-Time Risk Management

    By: Andy Gordon on February 24, 2022

    Most American investors can’t take advantage of some of the best markets and most explosive growth opportunities just because they’re happening outside the U.S.  So we’re forced to seek workarounds.  We can invest in shares of non-U.S. companies through American Depositary Receipts (ADR). I’ve done that countless times. They’re listed on American public stock markets. But the variety of companies…

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    The Risks of Keeping Your Crypto on an Exchange

    By: Adam Sharp on February 18, 2022

    This week the Canadian government ordered crypto exchanges to freeze certain accounts tied to the Ottawa freedom protest. This set off a wave of concern over the risk of government seizing crypto assets. And that’s a very real danger. There was an interesting exchange on Twitter where Jesse Powell, co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, essentially said government seizures…

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    Startup Insider: Demystifying Funding Risk

    By: Early Investing on February 8, 2021

    The savviest startup investors know that the difference between being mildly successful and being wildly successful comes down to understanding risk. Because when you’re investing in companies with a limited operating history, some risks are worth taking. Others are not. Not all risks are created equal either. Funding risk is one of the most commonly discussed risks in startup investing.…

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    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 penny stocks. And in both cases the results were… not good.  Even once I started only buying high quality companies,…

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    Startup Insider: Assessing Founder Risk

    By: Early Investing on September 21, 2020

    Last week, StockX cofounder Josh Luber left the company he started in 2016. Luber helped build StockX into a $1 billion startup. It hasn’t gone public yet. StockX is probably in good hands. But Luber’s departure illustrates a problem that faces all startup investors — founder risk. When you invest in a startup, you’re investing in the founders and their…

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    The Truth About Risk and Reward

    By: Andy Gordon on August 26, 2020

    Whether you realize it or not, chances are you believe in the risk-reward trade-off. In its most basic form, it means the lower the risk, the lower the potential returns. And the higher the risk, the higher the potential returns. The basic idea sounds perfectly logical. You have to take on extra risk to get a higher return.  It’s a…

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    Crypto Bull Case Strong Despite Near-Term Risks

    By: Adam Sharp on June 12, 2020

    Yesterday we had one of the biggest sell-offs in stock market history. The Dow Jones dropped almost 7%. And the S&P 500 dropped nearly 6%. The sell-off was extremely steep. At one point on Thursday, Bitcoin was also down around 6%. But it has rebounded since and is trading at $9,496 as I write this. Stocks have also rebounded today…

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    Know Your Risk Tolerance

    By: Adam Sharp on November 20, 2019

    I recently invested in a fascinating medical technology company. I also thought a good friend who practices medicine in a related field might be interested in the deal, so I told him about it. He thought the technology looked solid, and he was interested in investing. But then he asked me, “Is it FDA approved?” I explained that it’s not…

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    Three Risks Every Successful Startup Must Take

    By: Andy Gordon on July 24, 2019

    Both startup entrepreneurs and investors want to avoid failure. But more important than avoiding failure is avoiding the trap of “playing it safe,” which means they need to take risks. For entrepreneurs, making marginal improvements in industries ripe for major overhauls doesn’t cut it. They’ll simply be outmaneuvered by “braver” and “more disruptive” startups that are better equipped to attract…

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    How Initial Exchange Offerings Save Time but Add Risk

    By: Andy Gordon on May 30, 2019

    Initial coin offerings (ICOs) were all the rage in 2017. Some 435 “successful” ICO raises received $5.6 billion in funding, according to Fabric Ventures and TokenData. While some companies developing new tokens opted to raise via the more traditional route of selling shares or equity, ICOs were the far more popular choice. A third way to raise money has recently…