December 15th, 2015

How to Avoid the Four Most Common Mistakes Angel Investors Make in Their First Year

So many people miss out on the staggering gains they can get from startup investing because of one thing: fear. It's the biggest mistake a potential investor can make - being so terrified of making any mistakes that they don't take a step forward at all. The opportunity cost of not investing is high, and can lock them out of returns from one of the highest-performing asset classes of all time. Opportunity cost is not a financial cost. It doesn't appear on your bank account. But it can still be substantial - and in this case, it can mean missing out on hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Venture capitalists like to say that their losses are bounded to 1x their money - or, you can only lose the money you invest - while their potential gains are unbounded. Previous startup returns have been as high as 10,000x in certain cases (where an investment of $10,000 results in a $100 million return) and sometimes even higher. It's inevitable that you'll make several mistakes while starting on your journey as an investor. This is absolutely OK, even expected. What's great about angel investing is that you can start by investing a very small amount ($100) and can make money while making mistakes. Plus, you have an advantage if you're just getting started with angel investing. You have me, who's already learned from these mistakes and can show you how to sidestep them. Here are the four most common mistakes that angel investors make in their first year of investing. Avoid these, and you get to the rewarding part of angel investing faster... Full Story The post How to Avoid the Four Most Common Mistakes Angel Investors Make in Their First Year appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable . Here are the four most common mistakes that angel investors make in their first year of investing. Avoid these, and you get to the rewarding part of angel investing faster... Tags: Technology Article To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2020 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201.
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