If you’re not a big social-media person, you may not recognize this guy:
His name is Brian Johnson…
But most folks know him as “The Liver King.”
And for the past two years, he’s taken the social-media world by storm.
His message is compelling and powerful. In a nutshell:
“If you want to get ripped like me, all you have to do is get back to living like our ancestors did!”
And how exactly did our ancestors live, you might ask?
Well, according to Mr. Johnson, they ate a ton of raw meat — especially raw liver.
He obviously exercises (a lot). But otherwise he claims that his physique is 100% natural and due to his “ancestral” eating habits.
However, thanks to a series of leaked emails, now we know the truth:
The Liver King hasn’t actually been living a natural, ancestral lifestyle. Instead, he’s been spending close to $20,000 each month on steroids!
Many of his fans and followers were shocked by these revelations — they felt cheated and lied to.
As for me, I couldn't care less.
In fact, I’m a big fan of steroids. But not in the way you might think…
You see, there’s a certain type of steroid that investors can use. They’re for your portfolio, and they’re perfectly legal.
And as you’ll see in a moment, even by taking just a tiny “shot” of them, you could dramatically boost your investment performance.
A “Traditional” Portfolio
Before I show you how to get your hands on this strategy, let’s take a step back.
I want to review how the average investor builds their portfolio… and show you why this approach could be hurting your returns.
You see, most investors have a “traditional” portfolio. They split their assets between stocks and fixed-income investments — for example, 60% in stocks, and 40% in bonds or REITs.
To keep the math simple, let’s say a portfolio like this returns 10% each year.
But let me show you what happens if you make one tiny change to this portfolio…
In other words, let’s see what happens when you give it a dose of “profit steroids.”
Your Portfolio on Steroids
When we reveal the secret behind this strategy, many investors have a strong reaction:
“I couldn’t do something like that at my age. I just want to protect what I have!” or “No way! That’s too risky!”
But that’s what makes this strategy so powerful…
Without taking significant risk, you could earn nearly 100% more on your money.
That’s because, to make this work, you only need to re-allocate 6% of your portfolio.
So if your portfolio is worth $100,000, you could potentially double its value simply by re-allocating $6,000.
And just like a tiny shot of steroids could help an athlete lift twice as much weight, this tiny change could help you double your net worth.
Let me show you how it works…
The “Magic Ingredient”
The “magic ingredient” here is private equity — in other words, startups.
According to a study from SharesPost, an expert in private securities, allocating just 6% of your assets to startups can boost your portfolio’s overall returns by 67%.
With a 67% boost, instead of earning 10% a year, you’d earn 16.7% a year.
Let’s see what this difference would add up to with a $100,000 portfolio.
Double Your Wealth with Startups
At an average return of 10% a year, in ten years, a $100,000 portfolio of stocks, bonds, and real estate would turn into about $259,000.
But in that same timeframe, a portfolio that includes a 6% allocation to startups (just $6,000) would grow to $468,000.
As you can see, by allocating just a tiny amount to startups, you nearly doubled your portfolio.
And keep in mind, these returns include the winners and the losers.
Furthermore, if you happen to invest in a startup like Facebook or Uber — the type of investment that can deliver 20,000%+ returns — your wealth could grow by far more…
In fact, you could become a millionaire overnight.
Your First New Year’s Resolution
And that’s why we’re doing everything we can to make sure our readers allocate at least some of their portfolio in 2023 to private-market investments.
As you just learned, even a tiny amount of private equity could explode the value of your nest egg.
And while this “shot” of steroids might make you look like a king, adding an extra six figures to your portfolio could make you feel like one.
If you haven’t made your first private investment yet, we encourage you to check out our directory of active startup investments here »
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Those resources can help you understand how to identify the opportunities with the most upside potential, and the least risk.
We hope you enjoy everything we’ve put together for you.
And most importantly, we hope 2023 is the year you start profiting from the private markets, right alongside us.