Archive: Early Investing

Choosing Between Stocks and Startups

By Andy Gordon on June 3, 2020

When it comes to investing, there’s no lack of choices. The trick is making the right one. And those choices look a lot different now than they did before COVID-19 hit. Stock investors, in particular, need to recalibrate their strategies. There are two basic options for you.  Behind Door 1, you can choose from thousands of public-stock companies. Many are struggling during these difficult times. But only the worst hit companies have seen their…

The New Work-From-Home Economy

By Adam Sharp on May 29, 2020

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 crisis lately. And the one thing I keep coming back to is the new work-from-home trend. This is going to change our economy in ways we can’t even imagine yet. Facebook’s…

Crowdfunding Shows Its Strength

By Andy Gordon on May 27, 2020

Crowdfunding reached the ripe age of four years old earlier this month. It’s come a long way in a relatively short time. And we know much more about it now than we did back then. Last week I gave you five of my top 10 observations about crowdfunding’s past…

Crowdfunding Keeps Getting Better Four Years In

By Andy Gordon on May 20, 2020

Crowdfunding celebrated its fourth anniversary last week. The SEC greenlit it on May 16, 2016. A year before Regulation Crowdfunding (better known as Reg. CF) began, the SEC began to allow companies to raise funds under Regulation A+ (Reg. A+). But startups needed considerable money and time to comply with…

Not All Hot Sectors Have Staying Power

By Adam Sharp on May 15, 2020

In today’s world of quarantines and lockdowns, there’s a huge divide between winners and losers. Brick-and-mortar retail, travel, and construction are all getting hammered. But some sectors are still thriving. Today we’re going to take a look at a few of them — and discuss whether they’re worth investing in…

New Crowdfunding Rules Bring New Opportunities

By Andy Gordon on May 13, 2020

Economic crises can reveal a lot about established companies. Are they nimble enough to pivot? Can they come up with creative solutions to adapt to a new environment? Was the company prepared for an emergency? Apple and Google were sitting on a pile of cash. They were definitely prepared for…

Negative Interest Rates in America?

By Adam Sharp on May 8, 2020

Back in October, I wrote an article titled “How Will We Deal With All The Debt?” Here’s an excerpt (emphasis mine): The federal government’s deficit for 2019 should come in around $1 trillion. That’s the equivalent of about…

Can Coronavirus Antibody Tests Save the U.S.?

By Andy Gordon on May 6, 2020

Early Investing Co-Founder Andy Gordon checks in with an expert to figure out what’s going on with coronavirus antibody testing - and how it can help the U.S.
The government’s rescue programs are leaving many businesses out in the cold. As a result, most will have to rescue themselves.
The online video game industry is worth almost $80 billion. And thanks to Republic and Fig, you can now invest in it.
Gold is screaming higher, and confidence in the Fed is too. Here are the stories I’m following this week.

Why Seed-Stage Investing Is Better for You

By Andy Gordon on April 22, 2020

There’s a reason funds prefer investing in startups during their Series A and Series B rounds. But for individuals, it’s no contest. Seed-stage investing is the place to be.

Is Inflation a Certainty?

By Adam Sharp on April 17, 2020

The future is increasingly difficult to predict, but we can make some good guesses about how central banks and governments will react, and then change our investing style to cope.

Big Oil’s Problems Are Just Beginning

By Andy Gordon on April 15, 2020

The world’s oil-producing countries reached an agreement to cut production earlier this year. But the deal is too little, too late. And it’s just the beginning of the problems facing the oil industry.

Is the Worst Over?

By Adam Sharp on April 10, 2020

Stocks are soaring. Is the worst of this crisis over, or are we in the eye of the storm?

Public vs. Private Shares? It’s No Contest

By Andy Gordon on April 8, 2020

Investors take on a little more risk by buying into startups in a tough business environment. But the outsized rewards justify the investment.