Thursday, October 7, 2010

How to Invest for 100% Gains--No Stocks or Bonds Needed

From Daily Finance.

"If you had $20,000 to invest where would you put it? The bank? Stocks? Bonds? Maybe even gold? James Altucher, managing director of Formula Capital, says that even though he thinks stocks are going up, there are better ways to invest your money.

Altucher says investors, especially younger ones, would do better to invest their money in themselves."


"You could put, say $20,000, into stocks and if you are as lucky as Warren Buffett, you'll make $2,000 to $4,000 or so in the next year. (Buffett has been averaging 10% to 20% returns in recent years.) Not life changing. On the other hand, if you can come up with ways to invest that money in starting your own business, for example, you have a much better chance of generating returns of 100% or more."


"Altucher knows what he is talking about. He did this himself, starting sites such as and years ago. They were both failures but eventually he developed, an online community of investors, which grew to one million unique visitors per month. Altucher cashed in when the site was bought by in 2007. His total investment for the three sites: around $10,000. While Altucher won't say how much he generated from the sale of to, it was undoubtedly at least a multiple of ten times his initial investment."

Before you embark on this, make sure you've first invested in a stocked pantry, a clean debt slate, and an emergency fund--you might end up having to fall back on all three of them. This is also considered making your own job--good for when you can't find one somewhere else.


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