Let me tell you the #1 reason Wayne and I recruited Lou Basenese to Crowdability:
He picks winners.
His track record over two decades is incredible. But lately, he’s been on fire…
Here are just a few of the winners he recently recommended to his premium readers:
- Vaxart (VXRT) — up 755%
- Altimmune (ALT) — up 973%
- Novavax (NVAX) — up 1,058%
On average, his latest nine picks are up 403% each — and that’s in just the last 120 days.
But his ability to pick winners isn’t the only reason we recruited Lou. There’s also another reason.
Today, I’ll explain what it is…
And then I’ll show you how to get in on his next investment recommendations…
It might not be obvious at first, but Lou’s picks have something in common:
They’re all tiny “micro-cap” stocks.
Yesterday, Lou explained why he focuses on this little-known corner of the market…
As he shared, micro-caps represent an unspoiled opportunity for investors like you:
They enable you to get into high-potential stocks before the big Wall Street guys.
In other words, micro-caps represent a rare playing field where small investors like you actually have an advantage over Wall Street.
Furthermore, micro-caps dovetail perfectly with Crowdability’s strategy of investing in early-stage companies…
Getting in Early
You see, if you’re aiming to get exposure to companies with the greatest profit potential, you typically need to invest in private startups.
After all, startups give you the opportunity to get into the highest-growth companies early… while they’re still on the ground floor.
But if you have the ability to identify the right opportunities, you can also get this exposure by investing in publicly-traded micro-caps.
You see, just like private startups, public micro-caps:
- Represent growth opportunities at their earliest stages.
- Are valued in the tens of millions of dollars, instead of the billions.
- Create products and services that are addressing enormous markets — and thus, if they succeed, they can deliver huge returns to their early investors.
To sum it up, micro-cap companies are like publicly-traded startups.
But compared to private startups, micro-caps offer a significant benefit:
Since they’re publicly traded, they’re liquid.
Here’s what I mean by that…
Cash — At the Snap of Your Fingers
If you need money to pay your mortgage or bills, you can turn your micro-cap investments into cash at the snap of your fingers.
Furthermore, this liquidity can set the stage for rapid increases in share prices:
You see, as soon as a micro-cap hits a big milestone, new investors pile in…
And because we’ve gotten in early, we can cash out our winnings at any time.
Best of all, if you have a brokerage account and as little as a few hundred dollars at your disposal, you can get involved with micro-caps quickly and easily.
Boost Your Returns — And Reduce Your Risk
In addition, by building a portfolio of micro-caps the “right way,” not only can you significantly boost your overall returns…
But you can also reduce your risk.
As a report from Wasatch Funds, a leading investment manager, summed things up:
“Based on a 25-year study… placing a portion of your equity allocation in micro cap stocks actually increased portfolio returns while simultaneously reducing portfolio volatility. This is a powerful finding.”
Five New Micro-Caps To Invest In Now
So, are you ready to get started with micro-caps?
Yesterday, Lou published his latest research report.
It contains all the details on five new micro-cap stocks that he’s recommending.
As Lou has explained, as we start to emerge from the current crisis, he expects these five stocks to soar 1,000% or more.
The fact is, there couldn’t be a better time to start investing in micro-cap stocks.
Financial institutions can support COVID-19 crowdfunding campaigns
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the financial outlook for millions of people, and continues to cause significant fiscal distress to millions more, but such challenging times have also wrought a more resilient and resourceful financial system.
With the ingenuity of crowdfunding, considered to be one of the last decade’s greatest “success stories,” and such desperate times calling for bold new ways to finance a wide variety of COVID-19 relief efforts, we are now seeing an excellent opportunity for banks and other financial institutions to partner with crowdfunding platforms and campaigns, bolstering their efforts and impact.
COVID-19 crowdfunding: A world of possibilities to help others
Before considering how financial institutions can assist with crowdfunding campaigns, we must first look at the diverse array of impressive results from this financing option during the pandemic. As people choose between paying the rent or buying groceries, and countless other despairing circumstances, we must look to some of the more inventive ways businesses, entrepreneurs and people in general are using crowdfunding to provide the COVID-19 relief that cash-strapped consumers with maxed-out or poor credit do not have access to or the government has not provided.
Some great examples of COVID-19 crowdfunding at its best include the following:
The possibilities presented by crowdfunding in this age of the coronavirus are endless, and financial institutions can certainly lend their assistance. Here is how.
1. Acknowledge that crowdfunding is not a trend
Crowdfunding is a substantial and ever-so relevant means of financing all sorts of businesses, people and products. Denying its substantive contribution to the economy, especially in digital finance during this pandemic, is akin to wearing a monocle when you actually need glasses for both of your eyes. Do not be shortsighted on this. Crowdfunding is here to stay. In fact, countless crowdfunding businesses and platforms continue to make major moves within the markets globally. For example, Parpera from Australia, in coordination with the equity-crowdfunding platforms, hopes to rival the likes of GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
2. Be willing to invest in crowdfunded campaigns
This might seem contrary to the original purpose of these campaigns, but the right amount of seed-cash infusions to campaigns that are aligned with your goals as a company is a win-win for both you and the entrepreneurs or causes, especially now in such desperate times of need.
3. Get involved in the community and its crowdfunding efforts
This means that small businesses and medium-sized businesses within your institution’s community could use your help. Consider investing in crowdfunding campaigns similar to the ones mentioned earlier. Better yet, bridge the gaps between financial institutions and crowdfunding platforms and campaigns so that smaller businesses get the opportunities they need to survive through these difficult times.
4. Enable sustainable development goals (SDG)
Last month, the United Nations Development Program released a report proclaiming that digital finance is now allowing people from all over the world to customize and personalize their money-management experiences such that their financial needs have the potential to be more readily and sufficiently met. Financial institutions willing to work as a partner with crowdfunding platforms and campaigns will further these goals and set society up for a more robust rebound from any possible detrimental effects of the COVID-19 recession.
5. Lend your regulatory expertise to this relatively new industry
Other countries are already beginning to figure out better ways to regulate the crowdfunding financing industry, such as the recent updates to the European Union’s handling of crowdfunding regulations, set to take effect this fall. Well-established financial institutions can lend their support in defining the policies and standard operating procedures for crowdfunding even during such a chaotic time as the COVID-19 pandemic. Doing so will ensure fair and equitable financing for all, at least, in theory.
While originally born out of either philanthropy or early-adopting innovation, depending on the situation, person or product, crowdfunding has become an increasingly reliable means of providing COVID-19 economic relief when other organizations, including the government and some banks, cannot provide sufficient assistance. Financial institutions must lend their vast expertise, knowledge and resources to these worthy causes; after all, we are all in this together.
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Last December, I wrote to you about a new way to make money with cryptos.
It didn’t involve risking your money on high-risk crypto tokens. Instead, it was a way to earn safe, consistent income — for FREE — month after month.
In fact, as I’ll explain today, if you’d followed my advice, you could have earned as much as $10,249 over the past year.
But if you didn’t follow my advice, not to worry…
Because as I’m about to explain, you can still take advantage of this strategy today…
Let Me Introduce You to Sandy
Before I reveal this powerful income-generating strategy, let me introduce you to someone:
Her name is “Sandy” — or, as she’s more commonly known, Hurricane Sandy.
Sandy hit New York on October 29th, 2012. According to Business Insider, it was the “worst storm to hit the area since at least [the year] 1700.”
It dropped over 14 feet of water on lower Manhattan, and it left millions of residents without power, cell phone service, or the internet.
People had no way to get in touch with their loved ones, or to get access to emergency info.
But for residents of a tiny neighborhood in Brooklyn, it was quite a different story…
A Peer-to-Peer Network Saves the Day
When Sandy hit and the internet went down, a small group of technologists in an old industrial neighborhood called Red Hook sprang into action.
They set up a “peer-to-peer” network called a “local mesh network.” This enabled residents to connect to each other’s computers directly, so they could communicate.
Everyone else was trying to get online the traditional way: by connecting to a single server. But since that single server wasn’t working, they were out of luck.
Here’s an image that shows a traditional network versus a peer-to-peer network:
As you can see, there’s no “middleman” in the peer-to-peer network…
So there’s no single point of failure!
This Could be Huge
This type of peer-to-peer technology is a big deal…
The next time a natural disaster occurs — or God forbid, if there’s a terrorist strike — it could keep people online and connected.
This explains why Grandview Research estimates that, by 2025, such networks could turn into a market worth $11 billion.
It also explains why venture capitalists are pouring money into this sector. For example, Union Square Ventures recently invested $15 million into a peer-to-peer networking startup.
And as it turns out, you could profit from this deal, too.
Let me explain…
Union Square Ventures is one of the most successful venture firms in the country.
It was an early investor in billion-dollar startups like Twitter and Tumblr.
And now it’s invested in a peer-to-peer networking startup called Helium.
Simply put, Helium has built a simple device that acts as a “hot spot.”
Once you put the device in your home, people in your neighborhood can use it to connect to each other instantly.
This device is a breakthrough. You see, when the Red Hook technologists set up their network during Hurricane Sandy, they encountered huge problems. For example:
- They had to create their own custom software.
- They were forced to rely on inefficient hardware and unsecure connections.
- They had to pay huge electricity bills.
But Helium fixes all of these problems in one fell swoop. And now, during an emergency, a Helium network could mean the difference between life and death.
And that’s why Helium wants to incentivize you to set one up…
New Crypto: Helium Tokens
Simply put, if you set up a Helium network, you can earn real money.
Here’s how it works:
- Helium has created a crypto-currency called Helium Tokens (HNT).
- To earn these coins, you just need to set up and maintain a Helium network.
- And because these coins are traded on various crypto exchanges, you can exchange them for real dollars.
Fred Wilson, a partner at Union Square Ventures, has earned roughly 8,266 Helium Tokens since he first set up his device a year ago.
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Keep in mind: to get started, you’ll need to pay a few hundred dollars for the Helium device.
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