I didn’t always have a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. I didn’t always have a multimillion-dollar real estate portfolio.
And I certainly didn’t always have the freedom to travel the world first-class with my family and loved ones.
Had you met me as a child in the UK’s foster care system, you never would’ve thought I’d be writing to you today.
You see, I grew up poor. In fact, looking back, I was a bit of an outcast in many ways. But I had one thing going for me: a dream.
I dreamed of a better life—one where I could come and go as I pleased on my own terms… and buy what I wanted for those I cared about.
I even went so far as to cut out pictures of New York City’s skyline. I imagined myself walking between the skyscrapers, living the life of a Wall Street hotshot.
Then, on July 9, 1987, I touched down in America at JFK International Airport with only $150 in my pocket.
I worked three jobs. And I offered to work for free on Wall Street… until a Wall Street bigwig gave me a shot.
Make no mistake, I had humble beginnings. I started off as a “gofer” for the big-time brokers—until finally I became one myself.
In two years, I became the youngest vice president in Shearson Lehman history.
After 15 years on Wall Street, I left and ran my own successful hedge fund for a decade before retiring.
And without fail, I made the most money in a specific financial market the average investor doesn’t know about. In fact, I used these same strategies to turn a $1,000 investment into as much as $1.6 million.
My friends, I don’t recount this story to brag. I tell it because ordinary Americans like you now have a chance to get into the types of deals once reserved for the ultra-wealthy…
For decades, 99% of Americans have been locked out of this exclusive market. But thanks to some recent regulatory changes, we can finally write about them.
I’m talking about private markets. Wall Street has walled off this $5 trillion pool of capital from ordinary investors for years.
Venture capitalists (VCs) invest in these private markets all the time. And over the long term, VC funds vastly outperform public market indexes.
So it’s no wonder Wall Street wants to keep these “sweetheart deals” away from the public.
They’re usually made on private golf courses and private jets… or in reserve boxes at sporting events and top-floor meeting rooms at five-star hotels. If you’re not part of the financial elite, you can’t get in on them.
But all that’s changing…
Thanks to new rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), non-millionaires can now invest in sweetheart deals.
They’re called Regulation A+ offerings. And they’re open to the general public—not just accredited investors. In some cases, you can buy into these private deals with minimums of $500 or $1,000.
VC firms have used them for years to make 10, 100, and even 1,000 times their money…
Take Sequoia Capital for instance. It focuses on technology startups.
Sequoia funded some of today’s most famous companies when they were private—like Apple, Google, Instagram, and PayPal. Today, they’re all multibillion-dollar behemoths.
In 1999, Sequoia invested $12.5 million in Google. When Google went public in 2004, it was valued at $4.3 billion—344 times Sequoia’s initial investment. That would’ve turned every $1,000 investment into a life-changing $345,000.
Another example is Andreessen Horowitz. In 2013, it invested in the ride-sharing app Lyft when it was worth only $275 million. Lyft went public in March 2019—and its market cap reached nearly $20 billion.
At that point, VC firms had already made 100 times their money on Lyft. But for individual investors to make 100 times their money, Lyft would need to grow from $20 billion to $2 trillion after going public. That’s not going to happen.
And it’s important to keep one critical thing in mind: Not all companies are created equal.
Just because companies can raise capital, doesn’t necessarily mean they should…
What to Look For
These sweetheart deals being available to the general public now is a real game changer.
Main Street can finally take advantage of the deals Wall Street fat cats and West Coast VCs have used for decades to generate incredible wealth.
But while there’s potential for your rewards to be higher than with traditional investments… there’s also a very real, high risk.
In some cases, companies might not receive regulatory approval and shares won’t go public. And like public companies, private companies can also fail.
So you have to watch out for bad actors, faulty business models, and companies that simply aren’t ready for a cash infusion.
The key is to position yourself in front of a massive, undeniable trend. Then, invest in the best private companies riding it. If you bag just one huge winner, it more than makes up for a string of losers.
So it’s critical to use rational position sizing; never go all-in on a sweetheart deal. You don’t need to risk more than a small amount to see big gains from them.
This will allow you to sleep well at night… and still be positioned for 10x–500x gains or more.
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily
P.S. I consider a trend worthwhile when it can increase exponentially in a short period of time. Plus, when you combine a huge, unstoppable trend with best-in-class companies, you have the recipe for 10x–500x gains (or more).
And right now, legal cannabis is the perfect example…
According to Research and Markets, the global cannabis market is expected to reach $154.8 billion by 2026. And Merrill Lynch estimates that non-intoxicating cannabis alone will disrupt $2.6 trillion worth of industries in the next few years.
Now, over the years, I’ve built the experience and Rolodex to cash in on deals that can make life-changing gains. And I’ve found one move you can make before the cannabis trend takes off that could turn a tiny stake into over $100,000.
Anyone can get in on these types of deals. And I’ll show you how…