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$100K to invest

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by DaaaaaaBears, May 9, 2016.

  1. DaaaaaaBears

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    What do you do?

    I have come to learn there are some brilliant financial minds on this message board. I am not one of them, and would probably be more towards the level of a mongoloid financial mind. I'm not good with money, never have been. No sooner than I have it, is it gone.

    If you had $100,000 to invest, what would be your strategy to make that money work for you? Stocks? Business? Real estate? Other? What would your strategy be?

    What if you only had $10,000? Anything positive to do with such a small sum?
     
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    100k - Apple, Spotify, Atlassian...any disruptive tech company basically

    10k - lyft, uber (although also disruptive tech companies - not sure if they are public yet? I forget.).

    I imagine those with a lot of experience and capital would live on the edge a bit more but I'd be happy with a solid gain year on year.

    Facebook is one to avoid imo. Social networks have a long and undignified history of unforeseen implosion.
     
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    That would be roughly 10 good Vegas trips for me. LOL Not the advice you wanted. Sorry.
    I will be following along to this thread to see what the group says.
     
  4. DaaaaaaBears

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    Lol, that's the problem. Vegas was my retirement plan up until now. I'm starting to realize that plan may be flawed haha.
     
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    I don't believe Uber is public yet, the company is interesting. I admittedly don't know much about their operations though.
     
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    When they go public buy, buy, buy
    :)

    Google ventures is a major investor of uber. If they think it's worth a punt it usually is. In my opinion of course.
     
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    Saying you have 100K to invest without context makes it pretty hard to give you a good answer.

    What is your risk tolerance? What is your investment objective and horizon? If you are looking for an active investment ( real estate, small business), what skills/network do you have that would help you succeed?

    100K in Uber could be a terrible investment because the IPO will be priced incredibly high. Look at what happened to Linkedin, Twitter, etc.

    With a sum as small as $10K, your investment would most likely need to be passive. However, if you can put together some partners, or have skills/industry experience real estate and small business is not out of the question.

    This probably didn't help much....
     
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    Fair point about Twitter and LinkedIn but they are social networks.
     
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    True, but Facebook is worth over 3X it's initial offering price now :)
     
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    Actually this helped. My risk tolerance for an active investment is much higher than it would be for a passive investment. After some more thinking, active investment is the direction I want to go. I want to feel like I have some sort of control in the success or failure of the venture rather than just choosing right or wrong.
     

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