How to Play the Private Equity Game Without a Million Bucks

Last week, we looked at how financial companies are feeling the pain of lower fees.

But I hinted at one group of financial companies that is not feeling the pain.

It’s one of my favorite groups to own. So when the market sold off last month and these stocks began falling towards a Cost of WAR of less than one, I was pretty excited and ready to break open some bubbly.

Unfortunately, the decline halted and stocks have rallied back, so I did not get a new opportunity to buy them. The numbers are getting there, and I hope that before too much longer I can send Heatseekers members the call to arms with buy recommendations of these powerhouse firms.

This group of financial companies is private equity firms.

It’s hard for most of us to invest directly in a private equity fund, since most require you to be an accredited investor and have minimum investment levels of millions of dollars.  However, we can buy shares of private equity firms and reap the benefits of the high returns they earn.

Let’s take a look at exactly how to do so…

A Survival Guide to the Worst Market Apocalypses: Part II

When I was considering the question of whether or not rate hikes mattered, I realized something even more profoundly simple.

Nothing actually matters in the financial markets, until it does.

I have seen stocks shake off rate hikes, wars, New England Patriots Super Bowl victories, ridiculous fiscal policies, and any other sort of calamity before calmly moving higher. I have also seen markets that collapse on fears of currency moves, human error, and stupidity (the most common cause of market collapses).

We’ll never know what the market is going to say, but once it does speak, there are certainly tools you can use to decipher its message.

Personally, I prefer the toolkit outlined in Part I: buying assets trading far below their fair value, waiting until they rise back to that fair value or higher, and selling them for a huge profit.

However, I know that, while I may be a smart guy, I’m definitely not the smartest guy participating in the markets. I have my own investing philosophy that’s worked well for decades, but I’m certainly not above freely stealing ideas from other bright investors if those ideas make me taller, better looking, or wealthier.

With that in mind, today I’ll show you two ways to hear what the market is saying, sidestep the worst market conditions, and generate huge windfalls as everyone else runs for the hills.

And these two methods happen to have been developed by the unlikeliest of investors – a California surfer and a former Marine…

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