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18 Questions for Pre-Revenue Valuation of a Startup

By Andrew Stotz | Apr 28, 2016

Oftentimes, I’m asked about the concept of pre-revenue valuation for a startup. Well, that’s a very difficult thing because you’ve got no revenue and certainly no profit. How do you value this? In my opinion, the first step in the valuation of a company is to ask these 18 questions. These 18 questions cover five areas. First is trust; second is the idea; third is execution; fourth is the exit; and the fifth is enthusiasm.

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India Equity FVMR Snapshot: ‘India in Your Hand—Every Week’

By A. Stotz Investment Research | Apr 28, 2016

India Equity FVMR Snapshot: “India in your hand—every week.” This product is a weekly update on the Indian markets. It’s a one-page document that covers the way we invest, which is based on fundamentals, valuation, momentum, and risk—FVMR. Get this proprietary information in your inbox every Monday and you’ll always be up to speed on India equity.

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Volatility as a Predictor of Stock Market Performance

By Become a Better Investor | Apr 22, 2016

Due to the increased uncertainty in the world’s equity markets during the past year or so, a common question we’ve had from investors is whether now is the right time to invest in equity or not?

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Malaysia Equity FVMR Snapshot: ‘Malaysia in Your Hand—Every Week’

By A. Stotz Investment Research | Apr 22, 2016

Malaysia Equity FVMR Snapshot: “Malaysia in your hand—every week.” This product is a weekly update on the Malaysian markets. It’s a one-page document that covers the way we invest, which is based on fundamentals, valuation, momentum, and risk—FVMR. Get this proprietary information in your inbox every Monday and you’ll always be up to speed on Malaysia equity.

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Complex Investing ≠ Smart Investing

By Become a Better Investor | Apr 22, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of April 18 - Become a Better #Investor

Discover how simple investing wins over complex, that lacking in love makes us riskier investors and how to become a master Jedi/value investor with Star Wars. This and more in this week’s Top 5…

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How to Avoid Being a Boiled Frog

By Become a Better Investor | Apr 15, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of April 11 - Become a Better #Investor

This week we look at how to deal with with our “money illusion”, investing as a game of probability, and why socially responsible investing is on the rise, as well as much more…

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Does More Information = More Money?

By Alexander Wetterling | Apr 15, 2016

Information is a central concept in investing. It’s central in the sense that an investor’s informational advantage can be the sole reason he or she makes money in the market, and might even be able to do so continuously. But does more information always equal to more money when investing in stocks?

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Momentum Investors: Forever Blowing Bubbles?

By Become a Better Investor | Apr 8, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of April 4 - Become a Better #Investor

This week we look at 5 techniques to choosing winning stocks, momentum investing and the effect of bubbles, as well as the influence parents’ investing habits have on their children. Read all this and more.

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Business DNA: Everyone Makes Mistakes – You Live and Learn by Them

By Andrew Stotz | Apr 8, 2016

Business DNA: Born as the seconded eldest of eight children, for Dennis, competition and the drive for success was an important factor in his upbringing. Early on Dennis learned “to start with a goal and put together a prepared plan to accomplish that goal” and “that a lot can be accomplished just by working hard.”

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Make Your Cash Work For You

By Become a Better Investor | Apr 1, 2016
Top 5 of the Week of March 28 - Become a Better #Investor

Check out what Stan Druckenmiller has to say about the future of the US economy, discover what to do with your cash, and learn how to arm yourself if you’re retiring at the start of a bear market. Read all this and more.

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