I worked on Wall Street for 15 years as an executive and then another 10 years as a fund manager.
In 1991, I was the youngest vice president in Shearson Lehman history. And for anyone who doesn’t know, Shearson Lehman was a key player in the initial public offering (IPO) market for a century.
From Shearson Lehman, I went to Cowen & Co. It was recently ranked one of the top IPO banks in the world.
In all that time, I learned a lot about the inner workings of Wall Street. And the biggest lesson was that you never believe what Wall Street says… you look at it what it does instead.
Right now, Wall Street is in love with initial public offerings (IPOs). That’s when a private company lists its shares on a public exchange like the NYSE or Nasdaq.
Last year was the biggest IPO boom on record. More IPOs doubled in their debuts than in any year since the tech boom… And I believe 2022 could be even bigger.
This year, some of the biggest planned IPOs include decacorns (private companies worth more than $10 billion) like Stripe, ByteDance, Instacart, Reddit, and Discord.
Combined, these companies have a value of $510 billion. That’s more than McDonald’s, AT&T, and Boeing combined.
That’s why the Economic Times forecasts “fireworks” for the 2022 IPO market.
But Main Street investors piling into most IPOs don’t realize they’re falling into a trap. Wall Street is fattening them up for the kill.
Wall Street Says, “Take This Path” – But It Follows Another
There are two ways to play today’s red-hot IPO market: What I call the “Hype Hole” and “Blueprint” paths.
The Hype Hole is the one most retail investors are sucked into. The Blueprint path is what the Wall Street insiders and elite use to make their fortunes.
That’s how they make a 67,900% gain on the IPO of a company like DoorDash and stick you with a double or triple from the Hype Hole. It’s infuriating.
The Blueprint path is how you achieve what I call your Freedom Number. (That’s how much money you need to live the life you want.)
Right now, Wall Street’s preparing another Hype Hole. It wants to trap as many investors as it can.
That’s because we’re headed for another record year of IPOs. And it’s all thanks to the biggest tech trend I’ve seen in my career since the birth of crypto: The metaverse.
Business Insider calls the metaverse trend a “mania.” The New York Times says it’s a “boom.” And CoinDesk predicts it’ll open a “new frontier” in the technology sector.
And it’s no surprise…
The metaverse could end up being a digital world where we live, work, play, and interact with each other in innovative and previously unimaginable ways.
Just like the internet fundamentally changed the way we communicate, buy goods and services, and do research.
Let me put in perspective how big this trend is…
Morgan Stanley projects the metaverse will have an $8 trillion addressable market by 2030. On average, that’s $1 trillion per year over the next 8 years.
The first year of the dot-com boom was roughly a $100 billion wealth-creation event. So just do the math. What we see over the next 365 days could be 10x the size of the dot-com boom.
That’s why I believe investing in metaverse-related projects will be the fastest and simplest way to get from where you are right now to where you want to be in a year.
And while Silicon Valley and Wall Street insiders are getting rich off this trend, they’re working to make sure you don’t understand the metaverse… yet.
It’s a Hype Hole trap they’re laying for you. And I want you to beware of it.
Beware of the Hype Hole
The metaverse IPO explosion is one of my top investment trends of 2022.
I’ve been pounding the table on this trend recently because I believe we’ll make fortunes from the right metaverse ideas.
But I’m also pounding the drum to send you a warning…
Wall Street wants to use its metaverse Hype Hole to trap as many investors as it can… They’ll buy shares for pennies, then dump them on the IPO market as prices rise.
On this path, you might get a double or triple on IPO day.
But while you’re feeling like a rock star, they’re laughing all the way to the bank on their Blueprint path.
Take the IPO of Twitter, for example…
The company went public on November 7, 2013, and IPO retail investors made 73% that day.
I’m sure they thought they were heroes for nearly doubling their money in 24 hours. But take a look at what Wall Street made on Twitter’s IPO day…
In that same 24-hour period, they saw a 110,614% return… enough to turn $500 into $553,570.
And I can guarantee they had a lot more invested than just $500.
Who do you think funded that 110,614% bonanza? All the Twitter Hype Hole investors, that’s who.
Wall Street dupes you into giving up thousands of percent gains for a double or triple. And make no mistake, they’re giving it to you for a reason.
I can go on and on… but you get the picture.
What the Wall Street elite is doing with your hard-earned money should make your blood boil.
Just like that, John and Jane Q. Public are helping them buy their $1 million Bugatti… $10 million yacht… or $50 million mansion in the Hamptons.
And they’re saying with a smirk, “Thanks, John. Thanks, Jane. Thanks, America. Thanks for funding our Freedom Number.”
Don’t Get Angry, Get Even
If you’re angry, I understand. It’s exactly why I’ve been warning you to avoid the Hype Hole path.
But instead of getting angry, I want you to get even.
This Wednesday, January 12 at 8 p.m. ET, I’m holding my first big event of the year. It’s called Freedom 2022.
During Freedom 2022, I’ll show you exactly how to tell the difference between the Hype Hole and Blueprint paths.
Plus, I’ll share details about my first-ever metaverse Blueprint deal. I believe this one deal could potentially help you achieve your Freedom Number in 365 days or less.
I’m talking about the amount of money you need to get the freedom you’ve always wanted.
Friends, hear me when I tell you: Investing in the metaverse is the simplest and fastest way to get you from where you are to where you want to be this year.
But if you want to hit your Freedom Number, you need to know which path to take.
Will it be the Hype Hole path that Wall Street is begging you to take? Or the Blueprint path that could help fund your Freedom Number this year?
Let the Game Come to You!
Editor, Palm Beach Daily
P.S. Because I want you to get the most from the Blueprint path, I’ve prepared a full-blown free report with the name of my top metaverse play.
It’ll only be given away to VIP pass holders during my Freedom 2022 event, but the good news is that it costs nothing to become a VIP.
No marketing BS, no strings attached, nothing.
Considering my past free picks have returned 19x average peak gains, you’ve truly got nothing to lose.