Dear Reader,On January 25, 2017, the Dow blasted past 20,000 for the first time in history.
Wall Street celebrated. Trump pumped his fists. And the financial media went wild.
“The achievement is evidence of how optimistic investors have become about the prospects for the U.S. economy.”
Because behind the high-fives and backslapping, a very disturbing situation is unfolding.
What you’re about to see is clear evidence that this moment might have marked the peak of the stock market for the next 10 years... and quite possibly forever.
You heard me right.
A decade from now, in 2027, many of your favorite so-called blue chip stocks – stocks you may own right now – will trade significantly lower than they do today.
Many will have gone bankrupt. Some of them, far sooner than you think.
Would it shock you to know that of the 7,500 public companies trading just a short time ago, more than 3,400 – nearly half of them – are now out of business? Poof – vanished into thin air.
Or did you know that IPOs – the “youth infusions” of the stock market – have plunged from a high of 675 in 1995 to just 115 last year? I’ll admit, I never thought I’d hear myself saying something like this.
After all, the safe, reliable 7% annual return has been the cornerstone of every pension, 401(k) and retirement account in the country for decades. So a shrinking stock market would ruin everyone.
But make no mistake, the irrefutable facts show it is happening. And here’s the surprising part...
What I’m talking about today is NOT a traditional market crash.
It’s not an “inevitable” market correction.
In fact, it’s something entirely different.
It’s a permanent shift in the way we all invest and make money.
This time, there will be no “recovery.” And soon, the stock market will become a relic of the past.
Yet a historic new kind of opportunity is about to take its place.
Let me say this...
I graduated from the London School of Economics more than 30 years ago. And in the financial markets, I’ve never seen a transformation so terrifying... yet massively profitable.
I’ll explain why this final deathblow involves the “unintended consequences” of U.S. government rule 107-204...
I’ll also detail how you can find out about the first three widely held stocks that are likely to fall. I have a feeling that you’re going to be shocked to hear their names.
But as you’ll see shortly, when one door closes, another one opens.
More Frightening Than My Work at the CIAMy name is Andy Gordon.
I’m not a doomsayer or fearmonger.
What I am is a CIA contractor turned entrepreneur... and an investor with more than 35 years of experience with building wealth for myself and others.
In 1977, I graduated from the London School of Economics. That’s the same school that produced 34 heads of state, including John F. Kennedy... and laureates...
After graduation, I worked with the U.S Department of Commerce, the CIA and a “K Street” firm that monitored World Bank activities.
I’ve consulted on infrastructure in Indonesia... technology in China... port development in Russia... and energy in Taiwan. I learned the many ways money is really made... how it’s lost... and how global businesses work from the inside...
I’ve since helped build seven- and eight-figure businesses in the financial sector... and advised dozens of successful millionaires worldwide on “big ideas” and emerging trends.
Major news organizations, including Fox Business, CNBC, Bloomberg and CBS, have quoted my work.
The Imminent Death of “Our Fathers’ Stock Market”The big secret of the markets is something that nobody wants to talk about.
While the Dow reached irrational new highs, the actual number of public companies... their potential for growth... and even their life spans... are all shrinking fast.
How is this possible?
How can the Dow soar so high if the companies themselves aren’t doing well?
Let me show you.
- First, blue chip businesses – the cornerstone of the public markets – are disappearing faster than ever before.
In 1958, S&P 500 companies had 61-year life spans.
In other words, most businesses stuck around for pretty much your whole adult life. Today? They’re dying off in less than 18 years. Worse, the remaining money’s all flooding into a handful of businesses.
A mere 50 companies now make up HALF of the S&P’s total value. And the other 450 struggle to simply stay in business.
Just look at the Wilshire Index that tracks all actively traded U.S. stocks. The Wilshire held more than 7,500 stocks in 1998... about 5,000 at the start of 2006... and just 3,600 stocks today.
It bears repeating. The total number of active, publicly traded companies on the U.S. markets has dropped by more than half in recent years.
And there’s another reason why this situation is about to get much worse...
- Second, not enough new companies are replacing the dying ones.
In the 1990s, we’d typically see about 500 IPOs a year...
For example, 1996 featured 624 initial offerings.
Since 2003... not one single year has seen even 300 IPOs!
And only 111 companies went public last year, the worst showing since the financial crisis. As The Wall Street Journal put it, going public is now “more of a last resort for companies.”
In short, publicly traded companies are exiting the markets faster than ever... and at the same time, new ones aren’t coming along to replace them.
- And finally, even the companies that are public aren’t making money.
This one’s difficult to believe – but the facts don’t lie. A shocking new report shows that – when you peel back all the accounting tricks – the combined income from all Russell 2000 stocks has actually fallen more than 50% over the past five years.
On a larger scale, half of the gains in the U.S. stock market now come not from 10%... not even 1%... but a mere one-third of 1% of listed companies!
And just the top 4% accounted for the full 100% of gains. That means 96% of all public companies ran flat or lost money!
The stock market is retreating. IPOs have slowed to a trickle. Public companies aren’t bringing in enough revenue.
This has led to an incredibly dangerous situation we’ve NEVER seen before.
Returns are plunging...
And risk is far higher than it appears.
Over the past three years, the S&P price-to-earnings ratio has ballooned by 47%... from about 18 in 2014 to more than 26 today. You and I both know what happens to balloons.
OK. So here’s the million-dollar question...
If the stock market is shrinking so fast, where’s all that money going?
“Where’s All That Money Going?”And the trillion-dollar answer is this...
Back in the old days, you could have made a ton of money on companies like Polaroid in the 1950s (up 12,950%)...
Xerox in the 1960s (up as high as 86,000%)...
Even Circuit City in the 1980s (6,164%) and Dell in the 1990s (65,736%). But the exciting, high-growth businesses that once made up a vibrant public stock market?
Now, that’s all happening in the private markets.
All those companies that used to go public very early on... are staying private much longer (and rewarding their private shareholders)...
In other words, they’re putting off going public until some distant point in the future... or even skipping the public markets altogether.
Back in 1999, new companies tended to go public after about four years. Only 18 businesses overall topped the $1 billion mark while still remaining private, according to the Harvard Business Review.
But today, the average company doesn’t IPO until it’s been around for 10 years! More than 150 exciting, young private businesses today have grown to valuations of more than $1 billion...
Some of them have soared well over 10,000% in just the past four years.
You sure won’t find this kind of growth on the S&P or Nasdaq.
That means the private markets are delivering 100-fold gains on a scale unlike anything we’ve seen in the public markets recently...
And if you’re invested in just the public stock market, it’s unlikely you’ll ever see truly big gains again.
I just read a new Duke University research paper that backs it up:
Booming private markets will result in an increasingly stagnant stock market consisting of companies lacking meaningful growth.
I’m talking about some of the best companies like Moderna Therapeutics, the biotech business that’s grown more than 10,000% within the past four years...
Credit Karma, the consumer finance company that’s on track to hand early investors 22,067% gains...
And Social Finance, the online lending business where private investors could be looking at a 32,088% payday.
Just $500 in each of those three exceptional businesses would be worth more than $300,000 today. All of them are private companies.
None of them are to be found on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq. Not one.
In fact, we’re seeing more companies go public only when they’re already worth $15 billion... and all the big gains are long gone.
IPOs today are big paydays to only the wealthy private investors who got in early.
The fact is... if you want to get rich investing today, you must find a way to profit from the massive growth in private companies.
And in a moment, I’ll show you exactly how you can do that.
But first, let me bring you in on the truth Wall Street really does NOT want you to know...
This Year, the Investing Game Has Changed ForeverAs a public market investor, you’re now operating at an ever-increasing disadvantage.
The more older companies disappear... and the fewer healthy young companies there are to replace them... the more the stock market and its returns will shrink.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System is “abandoning a long-held goal of 7.5% annually.”
The teachers’ retirement systems of Illinois and New York have just slashed their projections too.
Even legendary investing giant John Bogle has turned bearish. His advice?
“You should be investing in accordance with the expectation of lower returns in the future.”
Meanwhile, the uberwealthy will continue making all the big gains in the private markets.
For example, multimillionaire investor Peter Thiel made 2,000 times his money on Facebook in 2012...
Public market investors missed out on every one of these hypergrowth opportunities.
And it’s about to get much worse for unsuspecting Main Street investors.
Here’s how it will play out...
Duke Professor: Stock Market Now “A Holding Pen for Massive, Sleepy Corporations”Stock market returns will drop slowly at first...
But as the facts you’re hearing today spread, the rush out of stocks will accelerate...
The death spiral will tighten... more investors will flee... returns will plunge lower...
And before long, investors will be shocked to see the Duke University research scenario unfolding in their own portfolios...
“No longer the promised land for companies poised to grow, the public stock market is quickly becoming a holding pen for massive, sleepy corporations.”
I’ll explain why in a moment.
But right now, I’m telling you as directly as I can...
You’re looking at a life-changing fork in the road.
Do nothing, and you’ll have little chance to see your money grow in the coming years.
However, for those who recognize this moment for what it is... it could represent the biggest wealth-building opportunity of all time.
As more money flows out of the public markets... even more will flow into the private markets.
We’re on the verge of seeing a flood of breakout young companies potentially reward investors with 10-fold, 50-fold, even rare 100-fold gains or better over time.
This is the day when everything changes.
Because today, at last, you can become a “private backer” of the next Facebook, Uber or Jet.com.
Today, you can take a stake in a company that could become the next SpaceX, which has jumped 26,309% in value...
Or like Dropbox, which has rocketed 31,733%...
Or maybe even Pinterest, which has soared a breathtaking 487,404%. Of course, private startups can be volatile. Gains like these examples are rare and far outside the norm.
But when this kind of exceptional growth does happen, look out...
Just think: A tiny $100 investment in those three plays could have handed you more than half a million dollars!
The simple fact is this: The biggest gains have moved from the public stock markets to private investing spaces.
And you need to get in on them now!
As The New York Times recently pointed out...
“It used to be that public investors who got in on the ground floor of an initial offering could earn historic gains. Public investors today are unlikely to get anywhere near such gains... By the time tech companies come to the market, the biggest gains have already been extracted by private backers.”
So let’s dig down for just a moment.
You’ll see how you can access the types of exciting, new high-growth companies that have been reserved for ultrawealthy insiders until now.
In other words, you’ll learn how you can get rich on the next explosive private opportunities.
Great Companies... but Much Smaller Gains for Public InvestorsBack before 2000, the average company would stay private for only four or five years.
But since then, the average company has stayed private for more than 11 years.
Well, not surprisingly, the blame lies with the “unintended consequences” of a big government program.
On July 30, 2002, George W. Bush signed off on public law 107-204.
SarbOx added dozens of complicated new corporate regulations and financial standards that companies had to comply with...
Or else they’d face the wrath of the SEC.
This overhead made it FAR more costly to simply exist as a U.S. public company.
For younger businesses, SarbOx increased the expense to join the public market by roughly three times.
In short, SarbOx made it cheaper and smarter to stay private than to go public.
So private companies began delaying going public for as long as possible...
For example, look back to Microsoft in 1986. It debuted on the public markets at a $500 million valuation.
Since that IPO, regular stock market investors have had a shot at a 92,000% gain.
Or consider the case of Amazon. It IPO’d in 1997, just a few years after it was startup. It also went public with a relatively modest $440 million market cap.
Any ordinary investor could have purchased shares that day. And now, they’d be sitting on 81,000% gains.
A third example: Back in 1980, Apple launched a bit higher at $1.2 billion. But early investors still had the chance to collect a 51,000% return.
So early public investors – regular folks like you and me – could have scored life-changing gains over and over...
92,000% from Microsoft. 81,000% on Amazon. 51,000% from Apple. That’s an extraordinary average of 75,000% on just these three tech stocks.
A meager $500 in each would have made you a MILLIONAIRE.
But even if you owned these stocks only through mutual funds, these huge winners are what powered your portfolio higher.
Fast-forward to today.
Companies aren’t debuting until they reach far, FAR higher valuations. And that’s leading to much smaller gains for public investors.
This isn’t to say the new companies are somehow bad or perform poorly.
Quite the opposite. They’ve delivered massive gains.
The difference is that those massive gains are accruing BEFORE the companies go public.
They’re rewarding only the wealthy, connected investors who get in early.
Take a look – again, keeping in mind that Microsoft, Amazon and Apple IPO’d at $500 million, $438 million and $1.2 billion, respectively, all back in the 1980s and ‘90s...
The Inevitable Move Toward Private Company Dominance...In 2012, Facebook IPO’d at $68 billion. So by then, when public investors finally had a fair shot at it, it was already 56 times the size of Apple when it IPO’d.
When Twitter IPO’d in 2013, it sported a market cap of $25 billion.
That’s more than 50 times larger than Microsoft! And Snapchat recently debuted at $22 billion – a valuation 50 times higher than Amazon’s. After going public, investors had a chance at gains of 287%, 73%, and 12%, respectively, from those companies...
That’s not even a fraction of the gains from Apple, Microsoft and Amazon!
Again, it’s not that these companies did not grow. It’s that they grew BEFORE they went public.
The earliest private investors in Facebook made 200,000% (not 287%).
Early private investors in Twitter made 50,000% (not 73%).
And early private investors in Snapchat made 24,000% (not 12%).
The big gains are similar to Microsoft, Amazon and Apple decades ago...
The only difference is who got to receive them.
Not regular investors, that’s for sure...
Just a handful of wealthy, pre-IPO private investors!
I hope you can see what’s happening here...
There’s Only One Way to Capture the Returns You Need for Your RetirementThis unstoppable shift toward private company dominance will only accelerate in the future.
It’s the reason the public stock markets are dying off.
It’s why Warren Buffett and J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon recently convened at a secret Park Avenue summit to discuss what The New York Times described as “the sorry state of public companies.” And it's the reason the 7% return will NO LONGER be possible.
Those kinds of returns in past decades required exciting new companies to come in and boost growth.
If that’s all going to happen before the IPO, the public stock market will die off completely.
This situation has left growth investors in one big, giant quandary... with seemingly no decent market to invest in...
Or, to be totally blunt, with no way to make any sort of serious money at all.
There’s only one way to capture the returns you need for your retirement going forward...
Figure out how to get in on the historic massive returns that the private markets are now delivering.
The good news is that I’m going to show you how to do that...
A 2002 Law Killed the Stock Market... But Now a 2016 Act Is Creating the “New Nasdaq”Ten years ago, practically nobody had heard of Pinterest.
And by the time most people did, it was way too late.
These companies... built on a shoestring and a dream... made a handful of wealthy, well-connected people insanely rich.
Pinterest would have turned a mere $100 stake into more than $487,000... A $100 stake in Airbnb in 2009 is now worth $797,000... And then there’s Uber, which turned $100 into $1.25 million over the past seven years. Oh, wouldn’t it have been great to get in on those plays and see a grubstake turn into a bonanza.
But there’s been a nasty little “catch”...
Until now, due to SEC regulations, you had to be a wealthy, accredited investor to get a chance to get in on these kinds of exciting young companies.
Not anymore. For all the ridiculous laws we’ve seen from Uncle Sam, he finally got one right!
On May 16, 2016, the SEC changed the law... and created an incredible new investing opportunity for you.
For the first time in more than 83 years, you can now take an early stake in hypergrowth private companies, often starting for as little as $50 to $100.
And for once, the everyday investors win.
The SEC’s new Title III regulation allows everyone... including you... not just wealthy accredited investors... to take equity stakes in private early-stage companies.
The great money transfer from the public markets to the private markets is well underway.
And now, finally, it’s all within your reach.
Turn a Few Bucks Into a New Car or a Year in CollegeWhen you get into private companies at the early stages... as you’re now allowed to... scoring massive 10-fold, 50-fold, even rare 100-fold gains isn’t out of the question.
For example, right now, early-stage investors are lined up for payouts from once-tiny startups, including gains of...
- 15,225% on Cloudflare...
- 16,433% on Tanium...
- 22,067% on Credit Karma...
- 24,248% on Cloudera...
- 25,987% on Pure Storage...
- 26,309% on SpaceX...
- 31,733% on Dropbox...
- Plus even MORE BIG gains right around the corner.
You’d never see these “out of this world” gains in the public markets, that’s for sure.
Imagine putting a few hundred bucks in, just to get your feet wet. You forget about it for a few years... until you find it’s grown into a massive six-digit payday!
Or, as I recommend, spread out a few thousand dollars across a handful of startups. It’s a great way to build a powerful portfolio of exciting young companies... and set yourself up for life.
It’s up to you. But either way, these kinds of opportunities are out there right now... with plenty more coming up on the horizon.
In short, this is your chance to invest in a brand-new kind of stock market... a “New Nasdaq,” if you will...
It’s an entirely new approach... unrelated to any previous exchanges or markets.
And, most importantly, today, you can get in on the ground floor.
It’s shaping up to be a beautiful market. One where even small investors can see their stakes grow fivefold, 25-fold and even 100-fold or more.
I’ll tell you about a few of the best young companies I’ve identified in a second.
But this is critical: You have to get ready NOW.
As the old stock market shrinks, money will start flooding into these opportunities.
And I believe the door will swing wide open on October 19, for reasons you’ll see in a moment.
So let me explain how to go about finding the best of these rising superstars...
And how you can invest in the New Nasdaq for the chance at gains as high as 2,344%, 14,446%, even 25,981%.
Welcome to the New World of Mainstream Investing
I’m the Co-Founder of Early Investing, the country’s leading startup investing research advisory service with more than 175,000 readers.
After decades in international finance, today, I have only one passion...
Private startup investing.
It’s all I devote my attention to – because no other investment offers greater potential for truly life-changing profits.
And the timing couldn’t be better...
Smart startup companies today can scale up hundreds of times faster than they could just a few years back.
Further, thanks to the new law, all investors can access private early-stage companies via “equity crowdfunding,” often with stakes as little as $50 to $100.
And the kinds of returns you see can be downright jaw-dropping.
- Take the company Square for example. It launched a mobile payments system years before Apple Pay and Google Wallet came onto the scene in this $27 billion market. A mere $100 stake in 2009 would be worth more than $12,600 today...
- Another example is AppDynamics, based in San Francisco. A few years ago, it introduced the idea of a diagnostic scan for large corporate websites. Its valued jumped to nearly $2 billion before it was acquired by Cisco. If you’d taken a $100 stake in 2008, you’d be sitting on $14,546.
- Then there’s the ridesharing business Lyft, with more than 315,000 drivers in more than 100 U.S. cities. It’s on track to pay early investors 15,417% gains. If you had put just $100 here in 2012, you’d now be sitting on more than $15,000. $1,000 would have turned into $150,000. And $10,000 would be worth $1.5 million!
How can you discover the NEXT profitable opportunities opening up?
Well, that’s where we come in.
How to Find the Next Big Winning StartupsOver the past few years, my team and I here at Early Investing have evaluated more than 2,500 opportunities.
After we ran every one of them through our initial screening, only a handful remained.
We then personally reached out to the most promising of these businesses.
We grilled the executives and founders. We checked and double-checked their numbers...
We ran “background checks” to verify that their sales figures added up...
We actually tried out their products and services.
And here’s what I’ve found out about the top companies...
They almost inevitably come from startups that excel in what I call “The Four M’s”...
- Management: No doubt you’ve heard it on shows like Shark Tank.
“Invest in people, not products.”
It’s perhaps most true in startups. Turning a good idea into a business requires much more than just a concept.
The startup team you’re investing in needs great entrepreneurial instincts... the technical skills to execute its plan... and the guts to keep pushing forward, no matter what.
Ideally, its members are tough as nails... and they’ll have started successful businesses in the past. Kevin Ryan is a great example.
He’s founded multiple billion-dollar companies, including Business Insider, DoubleClick, MongoDB, and Gilt Groupe... all huge success stories.
If he’s growing a company, I want in. Next...
- Market: I want to know the size and expected growth rate of a new business’s potential market.
Overall, I’ve found that almost nothing is better for a young company than entering a fast-growing industry. It makes everything easier... from sales to hiring to, of course, growth!
Look at the previous big winners.
Uber: Everyone needs transportation... Spotify: Try to find anyone who doesn’t listen to music... GoPro: People love capturing their lives on film – just go to Facebook or Instagram if you doubt it.
Find an industry with a massive market, and your chances for success grow exponentially. Next up...
- Metrics: I like businesses that run lean and don’t need large cash infusions to stay afloat.
No revolution ever started on a full stomach. Teams that can do a lot with a little tend to continue doing just that. We call this kind of thriftiness “bootstrapping.”
I want to see low debt, smart spending and cash efficiency.
I’m much more impressed by bootstrapping than having trendy offices in high-rent districts with weekly company parties and all that nonsense. And finally...
- Monetization: Can it make money? And lots of it?
We look for startups that are already showing at least 100% growth year over year...
We recommend companies like Social Rewards, which grew from about $200K in 2011 to $600K in 2012 to $1.2 million in 2013... Or EVELO, the “Tesla of bikes,” which is one of my favorites. It grew revenue from about $1.5 million in 2015 to nearly $3 million in 2016. When a company’s revenue doubles every year, it’s a clear path to big success.
The bottom line is this: Only when a company passes all of my Four M’s screening criteria will I consider recommending it to you.
And the new opportunities opening up right now for private investors are going to be coming fast and furious for one very simple reason...
Want to Start a Business Today? All It Takes Is a Dollar and a Dream...Startups are now able to launch, and especially grow, much, MUCH faster than ever.
The cost to start a software company is down about 95% in the last 15 years. Entrepreneurs can build their businesses from open-source software... Web hosting is now so cheap it’s practically free...
There are highly scalable business models... and billions of internet users...
Technology adoption is happening faster than ever! Just like tech-based Netflix took over the market that stodgy Blockbuster once dominated...
And as Uber and Lyft are taking over for the ancient taxi companies with their simple mobile apps...
We’re going to see this pattern play out over and over in the coming months and years. And it’s going to happen faster than ever...
Young, mobile-based startups are disrupting dozens of stodgy old “legacy” public companies...
“Unbundling” their business models... seizing their market shares... and growing at astronomical rates...
These nimble young private businesses will soon dominate billion-dollar industries... And first-stage investors will see life-changing fortunes.
Ring Out the Old, Ring In the New...For example, take a look at banking. Remember when public companies like Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citi covered ALL your financial needs?
Today, dozens of financial technology startups (“fintechs”) are creating services and products completely outside of the legacy institutions. They range from online wealth management services like Wealthfront and Betterment...
To personal loan startups such as LendUp and Oportun...
To mobile apps that offer entirely new banking models like Moven and Digit...
And many MANY more.
Big venture capital firms, including 500 Startups, Y Combinator and Accel Partners, poured more than $15 billion into fintechs last year alone.
What they see is pretty obvious.
The days of millions of Americans wasting their lunch hours at the bank are gone.
People are using their mobile devices more and more to shop, pay bills, and buy and sell stocks... Startups and everyday investors alike who take stakes in this sector will make an ungodly amount of money.
For example, early investors in these kinds of fintech businesses could have captured gains such as 1,900% on Stripe... 22,067% on Credit Karma... and a jaw-dropping 32,088% on SoFi. Just $100 in each of these three would be worth $56,055 today.
Needless to say, we’ll be tracking the best new opportunities emerging in the financial services area...
And many other sectors as well...
We’re Hunting for the Next $29 Billion Disrupter...We’ll be looking at industries like hospitality and travel... where public businesses, including Marriott, Starwood and Hilton are used to having the playing field to themselves. But now, startups like HotelTonight provide customers with last-minute deals for vacant hotel rooms (and get a cut of the action, of course)...
Breather and eVenues offer event and meeting spaces outside hotels...
And young businesses like Magic and Operator now operate concierge services in major cities, bypassing hotel staff.
Airbnb was the first major disrupter, of course. And it’s now a $29 billion company... greater than Hyatt and Hilton combined!
We’ll tell you which new company we think could be the next Airbnb. Because there are plenty more coming behind it.
Startups are moving beyond lodging to take over pieces of other travel-related services, like trains, cruises, boats and buses.
Over the next few months, insiders estimate that global online bookings will soar at TWICE the pace of overall market growth.
And we’ll be keeping an eye on companies like Stayful and Rocketrip that are riding this wave.
In short, the profits for disruptive young travel businesses are just getting started.
Bringing Innovation to CarsThen there’s the automotive industry. Dozens of startups are bringing innovation to the three types of cars that will dominate future markets...
Driverless cars... connected cars... and electric cars. Companies like TriLumina and Quanergy are working on driverless car sensors...
Savari and Autotalks are rolling out vehicle-to-vehicle communications...
And many more private companies are focused on auto-tech hotspots, like driver safety tools... fleet management... connected navigation... and auto cybersecurity.
One especially exciting area is the emerging self-driving trucking market. It’s much further along than you might imagine, and it could soon totally revolutionize the $700-billion-per-year trucking industry.
Overall, the auto industry now generates north of $3 trillion in annual revenue.
You can be sure that smart young startups will be grabbing more and more slices of that pie in the coming months and years.
We’ll be here to tell you about the best of them first.
Yet that’s just small potatoes...
The $11 Trillion Internet of ThingsIt doesn’t get any bigger than the Internet of Things. It’s just beginning to take off.
In the next 20 years, “every physical item will have a chip implanted in it,” says prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.
It’s only a matter of time before everything we make exits the factory outfitted with sensors.
They’re going into farms. Power grids. Home appliances. Medical devices.
McKinsey & Company says the Internet of Things could be an $11 trillion sector by 2025.
Right now, no company is dominant. No technology is dominant. There isn’t even a clear front-runner.
But there are dozens of startups using new technology and tiny sensors to grow potentially massive customer bases.
From wearable smart fitness apparel company Athos... to EVRYTHNG, which helps you connect to a variety of products and platforms... to “intelligent office” businesses like Autonomous and its SmartDesk.
We’ll keep them all under our microscope while we look for the next breakout winner we can pass along to you.
The list of exciting new businesses that are capitalizing on huge new trends goes on and on...
Impacting everything from robotics to blockchain to drones to medical technology... and more.
Now here’s what this all means to you...
Watch Your Stake Explode in ValueWith private investing opportunities now open to everyone, we’re at the start of one of the biggest wealth-generation moments in history.
You’re essentially getting in on the ground floor of the new stock market... the New Nasdaq.
And there’s just one word to describe the kind of money regular investors can make here...
Just think about it for a moment...
Bond investors today might get 2% to 3% growth – if they’re lucky. And I don’t even want to belabor the dismal situation with the stock markets.
But in this new startup world... in this New Nasdaq... 100% and 200% gains are no big deal!
In fact, gains like that are often a disappointment!
Because at the seed stage – the early stage – you’re buying cheap...
Exactly what you CAN NO LONGER DO on the public markets.
Remember that I mentioned the name of my research group - Early Investing?
We chose that name for good reason. The earlier you get in on these private companies, the better.
Take a look at the gains in just a few private companies that recently passed the $1 billion mark... Pretty impressive, I’d say. Yet it gets better...
For example, with Prosper Marketplace the early investors are looking at 9,397% gains...
AppDynamics was up 14,446% for early investors...
And Moderna Therapeutics offered up massive 25,981% gains to the early crowd.
Now remember... these potentially high-reward opportunities also come with risk. Not all startups “make it.”
But when the gains are this big, you can put in a small amount of, say, $100 and still give yourself a shot at a huge six-figure payday.
All you need is to find one or two truly big winners.
And that’s our job! We find the businesses that will not only “make it,” but will make it bigger than any other investment you’ve seen.
That’s why, today, I’d like to give you a trial subscription to our First Stage Investor monthly newsletter.
Here’s what it’s all about...
I’m Going to Send the Best Deals to YouWith First Stage Investor, you’ll get the details on the top private startup companies we’re recommending RIGHT NOW.
You’ll also get access to the NEXT recommendations we make, typically one or two of these deals each month, over the coming year.
In each issue, we’ll dive into the future powerhouse companies where the big money will be heading next.
We’ll crunch the numbers and dig into the market size and growth... We’ll analyze the revenue streams and profit potential of these fast-emerging startups...
We’ll tell you which fading old market sector is ripe for disruption by one of these hypergrowth young companies.
And we’ll show you why our recommendations could become the next big startup success stories.
In other words, in our monthly First Stage Investor newsletter, we’ll only send you what we consider to be the “best of breed” startups.
And we’ll walk you through exactly how to get in – often for as little as $50 or $100!
Of course, uncovering these private investments isn’t easy.
Vetting thousands of potential businesses and then recommending only the very best deals involves a lot of travel, expense and hard work.
But we’re glad to do it... and we’ve arranged to offer First Stage Investor at a very reasonable rate.
I believe that when you take into account just how much you could make with one of our recommendations, the subscription cost will seem like an afterthought.
Which brings me to one of the main reasons I’d like to stay in touch with you all year long through our monthly First Stage Investor newsletter.
One Winner Is All It Takes to Get RichThe most important rule in startup investing is that the more companies you target, the more you maximize your chances of hitting a “life-changer.”
It’s important to spread your money across several companies, and here’s why...
Say you make one investment of $100, and it goes up to $10,000. You’d be looking at a $9,900 profit. That’s great.
But instead, let’s say you put $100 into 10 different investments... and only one of them delivers a $10,000 profit.
You’ll still be up $9,000!
That’s the key here... Just one big winner is powerful enough to generate the massive profits you’re seeking.
And by diversifying into 10 companies, you’re much more likely to hit a big winner... 10 times more likely.
This strategy is known as the “power law.”
And private investing billionaires love it.
For example, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz have invested in at least a dozen companies... as has billionaire Don Valentine’s firm Sequoia Capital.
They spread their money across a group of promising young companies and get incredibly rich on the big winners.
With First Stage Investor, we’ll give you access to the details on ALL of the top current opportunities we’ve identified for your portfolio right now...
And we’ll also guide you to the most promising early-stage companies that we find each month going forward.
You’ll have the chance to put as little as $100 in the companies you think have the best business models... and capitalize on the ones that we believe could become the next “blue chips.”
In short, we want you to make WAY MORE MONEY than you ever have by following Wall Street.
And with First Stage Investor, we are with you every step of the way.
You may have noticed I said “we.”
That’s because I work alongside one of the best in the business...
He’s Invested in More Than a Dozen Private StartupsMy colleague and Early Investing Co-Founder Adam Sharp has a resume unlike any I’ve ever seen...
He’s privately consulted for tech companies with millions of customers, such as Chess.com.
Adam personally built three profitable companies from the ground up.
And he’s invested in more than a dozen private startups over the past few years... some jumping in value 700%... 760%... even 2,300%.
Adam will be working for you when you join First Stage Investor.
Together, Adam and I have more than 40 years of combined experience in startup investing.
We live and breathe this stuff.
We visit companies’ headquarters... We grill their CEOs and learn the inner workings... We get invitations to private conferences...
And we expect the coming year will likely offer many of the best opportunities.
Remember, the SEC laws just recently changed. This is the first time that millions of Americans are able to invest alongside billionaires.
And as money flees the old stock market, it will begin pouring into this New Nasdaq.
There’s no doubt that some of our recommendations will become the next huge winners... with or without you.
What do I mean by “without you”?
OK... I haven’t explained this yet.
But this might be the most important point you need to know right now...
Fast Action Pays Off HandsomelyUnlike regular listed stocks, you can take a stake in private startup companies during their early “rounds” of funding.
These are brief windows of investment, because when a round closes, the opportunity closes. They often last a month or even less.
So you want to be the first to know when a great opportunity opens up... and get in on these early – and most massively profitable – rounds.
For example, my partner Adam invested early in a specialized medical company. And he’s now up 2,300% on this single play... in less than two years!
The key is that he acted fast and got in early... during the “seed” round of funding.
Any one of the companies we’re recommending could go off the table just weeks from now.
There’s still time to get in near the ground floor. But the clock is ticking.
So let’s quickly review where we’re at right now.
Here’s How It’s Going to WorkWhen you agree to try out First Stage Investor today, here’s everything you’ll get...
- First, we’ve prepared three very special guides for you. They cover all the “nuts and bolts” on how to get into these exciting startup plays... how to take profits... and even how to scout out private market opportunities on your own. (But only if you want to!) I recommend you start out by taking a look at our first guide, “Private Investing 101.”
Here, you’ll discover the ONE early sign that practically guarantees a big winner... secrets for recognizing an underpriced startup about to take off... and a whole lot more.
You’ll also be able to review, on your own schedule, two more reports...
“How to Find Your Own Winning Private Early-Stage Opportunities” and “The Best Places to Invest Online.”
- Of course, you’ll start receiving your 12 monthly issues of First Stage Investor, each one including our latest startup recommendations. We’ll also give you progress reports on all of the current recommendations in our portfolio.
- Whenever needed, I’ll rush you short but explosive email alerts featuring news and occasional opportunities that are so urgent they cannot wait until the next issue!
- Shortly after you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome email with your private login and password to our First Stage Investor subscribers-only website. It’s where you’ll be able to access ALL of our research – 24/7, past, present and future. Review our open recommendations, decide which are right for your situation, and you’ll be on your way to building a portfolio in the New Nasdaq.
An Urgent Briefing You’ll Want to Review ImmediatelyWe fully expect this to be the year many legacy stock market companies start spinning out of existence.
You’ve seen the scary facts...
The stock market is shrinking. IPOs have slowed to a crawl. Public companies aren’t bringing in enough revenue.
Now, I’ve been tracking three well-regarded blue-chippers that are showing surprising vulnerability.
And to help you protect your current portfolio, we’ve prepared a very special report, “The Three Blue Chips to Avoid in 2017.”
If you have investments in these widely held companies, you are at far greater risk than you likely realize.
I expect to see it confirmed this coming October 19, when earnings season reports hit the mainstream press.
Yet remember, there is a heck of a silver lining to all this...
As the public markets get more dangerous, there’s never been a better time to invest in the New Nasdaq today...
So, given all that you get with our service, how much does First Stage Investor cost?
A Special Deal for New Subscribers ONLYListen, I’m not going to go into some long-winded explanation of what First Stage Investor is worth.
I think, by now, it’s quite obvious that this kind of research could easily make you five or six figures in the next few years. Maybe even much more.
But a one-year subscription, including everything I mentioned today, will cost just $149 per year after this special offer.
Why so inexpensive?
First, you’re putting your trust in us.
This is a new way of investing. And we want the chance to prove ourselves and our work to you.
After all, the stock market has made it impossible to score big gains in the past few years. We want to make it EASY!
And second, we know that not everyone has tens of thousands of dollars on hand. We want to show those with limited resources how to collect life-changing gains.
As CNBC reports, you’re now “allowed to put money into startups, letting the average investor potentially make enormous profits in the process.”
To get started, simply click here.
You’ll be taken to a registration page where you can review everything we’ve talked about.
I’m convinced that once you see these huge gains piling up, you’ll stick with us over the long term.
I also want to make sure all the risk is on our end.
And that’s why we’re making First Stage Investor so reasonably priced and risk-free to try out.
If You’re Not 100% Delighted, You Get Every Penny BackWhat I mean is, you’ll have the next three months to review all the intelligence we’ve just discussed...
Of course, that includes the opportunities we’re recommending right now... the special reports you’ll get right away...
PLUS, you’ll receive the next three issues of our monthly newsletter... as well as all the updates and bulletins.
That’s up to six MORE companies that could become the next big winners... perhaps the next startups to grow by 2,344%, 14,446%, even 25,981%.
And if you aren’t completely impressed with the results and our research, just call us up for a
FULL REFUND at any time during that period. You’ll get every penny back without any hassles.
Let me repeat... That’s three full months to test out our expertise.
In other words, by taking us up on this offer, you are agreeing only to TRY our work to see if you like it.
A Pipeline of the Top Startup Opportunities in the WorldI promise that when you join First Stage Investor, it will be the best financial decision of your life.
You’re getting a pipeline of the top startup opportunities in the world right now... at a great deal.
To get started, simply click on the button below.
Remember, private investing has delivered some of the biggest gains of our time.
When eBay went public, early private investors made 162 times their money...
Early investors in Google earned 1,500 times their money...
And when Facebook went public, a private investor made 200,000%.
The new SEC rules now guarantee you the right to get in on the types of companies that are providing huge returns. You won’t find them in the stock market anymore.
But it’s up to you.
Remember, the first opportunities could be cutting off new investors any day now.
Take decisive action. I promise, you’ll be glad you did.
To get started, simply click on the button below. You’ll go to a secure order form where you can review everything we’ve talked about.
Then, when you choose to register, we will process your order immediately. You’ll have access to all our research and reports.
You’ve seen how these opportunities to invest in the New Nasdaq could generate 2,344%, 14,446%, even 25,981% gains.
But if you’re interested in taking me up on this offer, I urge you to respond immediately. The early birds really do make the most money when it comes to first-stage investing.
Simply click here or on the button below to complete the risk-free subscription form and get started.
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However you choose to order, please do so right now. This situation is as rare an opportunity as I’ve ever seen.
Thank you for your time, and I look forward to welcoming you aboard.
Co-Founder, First Stage Investor