Investor Crap Games

July 20th, 2014
Investor Crap Games By William Cate Ask not how much money you'll make from a speculative investment. Instead, ask how likely you are to lose your risk capital. Most investors will find better odds wagering their money in Las Vegas, Macao or Monte Carlo than being angel investors to private companies. Private company speculation is far riskier than betting on stocks to appreciate in value. Your money will be in jeopardy for years. There's no liquidity in a private company speculation. You can't ...
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Raising Money

July 12th, 2014
Raising Money It isn't cheap. It isn't easy. The winners in the rush for risk capital are the CFOs (Chief Financial Officers) who understand how to play the money game. Private companies seek risk capital from American Venture Capital Firms (VCs) and wealthy individuals called Angel Investors. A 2003 study shows that U.S. Domestic company odds of raising money from Venture Capitalists are less than one business plan in ten thousand will be funded. The initial VC capitalization will be for less ...
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Bouncing On The Real Estate Bubble...How The Newbie Breaks In

July 4th, 2014
Creative real estate investors have been experiencing a boom over the last decade. They have been able to see some serious profits in a relatively short period of time. Some markets continue to show this amazing growth too. Areas like Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV are as hot as the desert that they are located in. Some people predict and end in sight very quickly, while others believe that it will continue. Now, being that this article is based on facts, let's agree that we are currently in a ...
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Hate To Burst Your Bubble

June 27th, 2014
If you`ve been online for more than a week, you`ve probably already seen them. Ads that promise great wealth, in little or no time, for little or no work on your behalf. They then go on to tell you how simple and easy it is to work from home, being your own boss and setting your own hours. Sounds great, doesn`t it? But is it actually true? Ok, so you get to decide your work hours, but let me tell you, there`s a LOT of hours involved here, and a LOT of hard work, and even then, you may not ...
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Hedge Fund 101 - Make Money with Hedge Funds

June 20th, 2014
Investors are always looking for the best investments that will yield the most profit. Any investor who can afford the extra cost should consider investing in Hedge Funds. Hedge Funds were started in 1949 by Alfred Winslow Jones, who pioneered non-traditional investment strategies. Jones innovated this new investment strategy by selling short stocks, while buying other stocks (long stocks). Hedge Funds are very similar to Mutual Funds, except that there are fewer regulations on Hedge Funds. As ...
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Conservative Investors Are Losers

June 12th, 2014
Conservative Investors Are Losers By William Cate It isn't your money that counts. It's what that money will buy that matters. To preserve your savings, your money must earn an income that offsets the ravages of inflation. If your interest income is subject to taxation, the interest level must equalize inflation after taxation. It's 1952. You're a 12-year-old conservative investor planning to retire in 2005. You decide that after you retire, you will want to mail 1,000 postcards over the ...
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Making Outsized Returns in the Stock Market - Using the Dow

June 5th, 2014
The Dow Theory It all began with Charles H. Dow... It is interesting and amazing to note that not until Charles Dow started compiling the Dow Jones Industrial and Dow Jones Rail Index and started writing about the stock market a little over a hundred years ago, stock speculation was regarded merely as a game for the rich or as gambling for the brave. Sure, there were the tape readers, but the majority of the public regarded Wall Street as a source of excitement – the entertainment ...
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Managing Investment Portfolio Risk - Mutual Funds that Work Like Hedge Fund

May 29th, 2014
Today we take a look at mutual funds that are not structured like typical mutual funds, that is, funds that don't invest exclusively in stocks and bonds. These can be powerful additions to the risk management of our investment portfolio. As the SEC has loosened the rules on mutual funds shorting stock and investing in options, a small group of funds has emerged that share many of the characteristics of hedge funds. These can be purchased like any other mutual fund, unlike hedge funds, which are ...
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Reg D/SCOR Offerings

May 22nd, 2014
Reg D (SCOR) Offerings By William Cate Published May 2000 [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/] [http://home.earthlink.net/~beowulfinvestments/globalvillageinves tmentclubwelcome/] I don't fund private companies! Without liquidity, professional money isn't interested in your company. See my "Simple Secret" report for a discussion of the need for liquidity. Section 12 Para 504 Reg D of the 1934 Securities Act allows entrepreneurs to raise up to one million U. S. Dollars from ...
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In Search of the Wild Huckleberry Fish of Africa

May 15th, 2014
I saw a recent article announcing that Canadian scientists will soon begin searching Lake Simcoe in the province of Ontario for a "lake monster" named Igopogo. Much like the Loch ness monster, Bigfoot,Ogopogo, and the Abominable snowman, Igopogo has never been verified to actually exist beyond the random sightings of residents, boaters and --of course-- some fishermen. Indian legend handed down from the early nineteenth century,and some sightings in the 1950's and 60's have helped to fuel ...
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