If you had $1B, but could only make one investment with it, what would you do with the money?

Title says it all. Trading structure/strategy can be as complex as you'd like, but the money has to be put toward just one "bet." For example: shorting a call on a Euro stocks index and going long on EUR/USD puts to invest in the idea that the Eurozone will fall.

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Mar 1, 2017

Put it in an index for 20 years. I'd retire by the time I'm 43 with more than $4B

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Mar 1, 2017

Berkshire stock...that dude is good, will never die, and the BV appreciation has outpaced the index...

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Mar 1, 2017

Put it in Vanguard Divi Growth Fund, and live like a king off the 20mm it kicks of every year and it grows....

Mar 1, 2017

I'd give it to RenTech and laugh all the way to the bank as they return 20%+ annualized.

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Mar 2, 2017

The only problem is that they don't take outside capital anymore

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Mar 2, 2017

if you have the right broker, they do

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Mar 3, 2017

The only problem is that only their employee fund has great returns, not the one open to outside investors

Mar 1, 2017

The Browns at +30,000 to win Super Bowl LII

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Mar 1, 2017

In this hypothetical scenario I'd buy property. Give me a (semi) guaranteed cashflow over bets in the marketplace.

I guess I'm assuming that I'd be ok with $1B and be more in wealth preservation and cashflow seeking mode.

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Mar 1, 2017

I'd use it to insulate a banana stand.

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Mar 1, 2017

There's always money in the banana stand.

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Mar 1, 2017

~$990M into shorting Tesla

~$5M into a contract on Elon Musk's life

~$5M on hookers and blow while I wait

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Mar 2, 2017

Why stop at $990MM when you could make that a leveraged short?

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Mar 2, 2017

this might be the best thing I've ever read on WSO

Mar 1, 2017

$1 billion to set up a foundation in order to do well by doing good, and to access the upper echelon of philanthropic circles of the world.

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Mar 1, 2017

The Donnie Azoff foundation is about to start fundraising, interested?

Mar 2, 2017

The Human Fund - Money for people

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Mar 1, 2017

If there was a futures market for US government debt increasing I'd buy it all with 100:1 leverage.

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Mar 1, 2017

hire a private military contractor (think G4S) to take over Botswana so I can control their Diamonds.

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Mar 2, 2017

Have you seen the documentary Blood Diamonds?

Mar 1, 2017

Bombay Sapphire stash from heaven

Mar 2, 2017

Apple. Buffet put in 5 and he doesn't lose

Mar 2, 2017

Investment in myself, Dan Bilzerian style. Call me a hobo, but I'd be content with 1bn.

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Mar 2, 2017

Buy some BBB rated corporate secure bonds and live off the coupons and reinvest

Mar 2, 2017

I'd buy treasuries. FDIC doesn't cover that much, and $1bn is enough to sail into the sunset.

if you're saying I can't spend the money I have to invest it but I'll get it back later, probably would buy something from tweedy browne or vanguard.

if you're saying I can't spend the money and I'll never get it, I'd give it to the Gates foundation, they're doing great things over there.

Mar 2, 2017

I would buy a weather changing machine like Bill Gates has and uses to create hurricanes. Then buy a lot of insurance.

Mar 2, 2017

Ugh seriously? Dude, you just need to become a 11th degree Freemason to get access to that.

Mar 2, 2017

You're saying I could don a brand new pair of Gucci Jordaan horsebits every day for the rest of my life?

Mar 2, 2017

I'd throw it on red playing electronic roulette in Reno.

Mar 3, 2017

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Mar 3, 2017

Probably have a lot of short positions on various industries important to China.

Mar 3, 2017
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Mar 4, 2017

Pick some heavily shorted Biopharm penny stock which is popular on StockTwits, grab some popcorn and slam Buy orders at the market while enjoying the crowd's frustration.

On a serious note, I would probably be looking for a fund with stable returns where my capital would survive if a ZeroHedge scenario materializes.

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Apr 23, 2017

Run a PE

May 23, 2017
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