Rely on the risk rather than the mass wrong: Invest in time in young growth companies

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We all spend a lot of time to earn our money. To waste it on the left, because we do not care about profitable investment forms. That there are many possibilities, proves the provocative book "100% with shares". Where, as the author Alfred Maydorn shows, 100% seem to be an understatement.

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Who has the money, put it


Apple's products are sure to know you, but do you know what percentage of the stock has risen from 2003 to 2011? To 200% - or 500% or even 1000% - who offers more? The stock had a value of about 2003 $ at the beginning of 7, at the end of 2011 it is quoted at about 385 $, which is an increase in value of over 5.000%.

And for Euro investors, there would have been more than 4.000%. So you could have become a millionaire or a millionaire with a stake around 25.000 EUR. It would have been easier with Amazon. The online bookstore traded 1997 with a price of 1,75 € in the summer.

In the course of the Internet style of the turn of the millennium, the price rose above 100 €, and then collapsed just as abruptly. He reached his low 2001 with 6,40 €. Since then the course climbs unstoppably. At the end of 2011 he is close to 150 €, an increase in value of fabulous 8.500%. If you had invested in shares of the company before 14 years, 12.000 € would have been enough to make you millions. Had ...

The DAX has risen only by 200%


That you can make a lot of money on the stock exchange is undeniable. If, yes, if you set to the right values. Because German standard values, such as those represented in the DAX, have earned a meager 1997% return since 50.

These are 3% a year and thus just the inflation rate. Since its low point in the year 2003 after the Technoblasen-Crash, the index has nevertheless increased by almost 200%. But this is only for the consolation, which have not just invested to highs and therefore still have losses of almost 25%.

Apple was a long time a Lame Duck


That information technology would become the growth market of the next few years could have been known by the end of the 1990s. But could you have known that Apple can free itself from a decade-long agony with the iPod?

Until then, the price of the stock floated with a short interim high in the year 2000 since the IPO 1980, so almost 25 years around its issue price around. And could one have known which of the many Internet booths that went public at the turn of the millennium had a future and would not end up as a worthless penny stock? That Amazon and not any other 0nline-Shop would become a global corporation?

Professionals usually do not trust themselves. This is why it is said to be self-made


Nevertheless, the book with the provocative title "100% with shares" is recommended. Author Alfred Maydorn, an expert on growth stocks and since 20 years in the business advertises in his informally written, inspiring and pleasantly modest book, a little for his stock market letter, but also for much more than that: for the courage to take risks.

With investments in young growth companies, even private (small) investors can make fantastic profits with manageable stakes and without hedge and lever hocus pocus. And he rightly pleads for acting on his own.

Because the professionals do not just know better than you or me, they have good reasons not to swim against the current. The risk is simply too high. If they tap several times, the job is at risk. Then rather lie with the mass wrong! If you want to delegate, then you prefer to bet on low-priced index funds.

Rate, guess what is that ...


We will continue to experience stock market stories such as those of Apple, Amazon and Co in the future. Maydorn is right, too. Maybe with the social media giant Facebook, which is currently planning its IPO and already rated higher than Amazon. Or with one Companywhose name we do not know today and is currently developing how we can revolutionize our energy supply.

Because: "Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come" (Victor Hugo)!



Surely speculation with stocks of young growth companies is not suitable as a basic investment for old-age provision. But whoever has the courage to risk some time and enough money, of course, will read Alfred Maydorn's book with profit. And after that, you might even get a good profit. Good luck!

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