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Battle Of The Stocks: Apple Vs Samsung



In our second edition of the Battle Of The Stocks, we size up two technology giants: Apple [AAPL] and Samsung [SSNLF]. These behemoths are at constant war against each other, especially in the smartphone space.

Every new version of an iPhone launch is met head-on with a sleek, new Samsung model. The technology platform for Android [GOOG] vs iOS makes the battle even more interesting.

But what do the numbers highlight about these companies? Which stock is a better buy

Market Capitalization

Samsung has a global market valuation of  314.65T South Korean Won (which translates to roughly $282B). The share opened at a price of SKW 46,550 (USD 41.72) yesterday. The stock has been on a consistent increase almost every half-year when it declares its financial statements.

In comparison, Apple has a market cap of $ 1.07 trillion. It was the first US-based company to reach a valuation of $1 trillion in August this year.

Revenue Growth

These two companies continue to drive revenue growth with a slew of innovative products and services.

Samsung is currently poised to record sales of $251.09B in the current year, a rise of 4.7%. Sales for 2019 is estimated at $260B.

The forecasts for Apple look much brighter than that of Samsung. The average estimated sales for 2018 is $263.82B, indicating a revenue growth rate of 15.10%. The expected turnover for 2019 is $280B indicating a sales growth of 6.20%.


Profitability Index

Apple accounted for a mind-boggling 87% of smartphone profits last year and almost 51% of total smartphone revenue. Apple recorded an operating margin of 26.8% in fiscal 2017 with net margin just short of 21%.

In comparison, Samsung has posted an operating margin of over 23% in 2017 and a net margin of 17.3%.


Earnings Growth

We have seen that the two companies are expected to improve profit margins this year. This will translate to earnings growth as well.

Analysts expect Apple’s earnings to rise 27.8% this year and about 10.8% over the next five years. Comparatively, analysts expect Samsung’s earnings to rise 18.5% this year and almost 8.2% over the next five years.


Smartphone market share

Samsung is a clear leader in the smartphone market with a share of 20.9% at the end of Q3 2018. Samsung’s smartphone shipments in the last quarter totaled 71.5M units.

Apple has a share of 12.1% with shipments reaching 41.3M units in Q3. Although Apple has a relatively lower market share, its products still capture many consumers in major emerging markets.

Apple is losing market share to China’s Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi. However, the company’s high average selling price ensures the majority of smartphone revenue is pocketed by Apple.

WINNER: Samsung

Apple leads the way in earnings growth, revenue growth, and profitability. Its Services business segment is already as big as a Fortune 100 company and a key revenue driver for the firm. It is also a high-margin business and will drive profitability as well.

With the launch of path-breaking products expected in the future (the Apple Car is expected to launch by 2023), the Apple stock seems like a safe long-term bet.

Samsung has been struggling to match the quality of Apple products. Its smartphone fiascos are well known. What’s more, the semiconductor industry is battling a downturn and Samsung is set to face short-term headwinds.

While Apple’s stock has surged 33% this year, gaining $230B, Samsung has declined 7% and lost over $20B in market cap.

Wealthlab Verdict: Apple (3-1)


How Big Real Estate Moguls Avoid Taxes (And How You Can, Too) 👀



I was looking around Google for an old article on tax strategies and this five-year old video of myself happened to pop up.

I’m interviewing a tax expert about how real estate investors avoid paying taxes in perpetuity—AND how everyday citizens can do the same thing.

(Real estate—our TEMPLE I and TEMPLE II projects included—has a number of tax benefits savvy investors have capitalized on for years, including Opportunity Zone breaks and 10-year tax abatements.)

There’s the 1031 exchange, of course, which I’ve shared with you guys before. 

Just to refresh your memory, the 1031 Exchange allows you to roll over gains from your last project into a new property TAX FREE—as long as said property is worth the same or more.

But there’s ANOTHER TAX LOOPHOLE that can take your portfolio to an entirely new level by splitting your capital gains into MULTIPLE properties.

So I thought I’d share it with you guys. 💎

You can check it out here.

Let me know what you think. 😎

PS: In our next update, I’m going to break down how real estate moguls get paid from their properties…tax free. 👀
PPS: If you want to learn how to implement generational wealth strategies like this one, you can join our NYCE wealth academy (TRIBE U) here.

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How I run a $300M+ business from the beach…(and how you can TOO!)



Yes, you read that right.

If there’s anything the pandemic taught us, it’s that the paradigm of “office” and “workspace” has been shaken to its CORE.

Universities are teaching via Zoom, court dates are done virtually, FULLY REMOTE businesses are valued at $1B+, and legitimate Inc. 5000 startups are run from…wherever. 📲

This is my office for the day…

I am actually running our business from the beach, typing this from here.

It’s 4:28 pm CET, which means it’s 10:28 am EST and I am CRUSHING my to-do list.

(And the team will continue to crush it while I’m asleep. That’s the 🗝)

So how did we get here? 

We launched NYCE and our mission to create 100,000 millionaires in March, 2020…just as the global COVID-19 lockdown happened. 😳

As a result, we shut down our main office and set EVERYTHING up to run remotely…

SMOOTHLY! And a system that allows us to outperform competition by 200%. (You can build this system, too. More on this in a second.)

Here’s what we were able to do since then:

  • Gained 6M+ followers across all platforms 📈
  • Add 1500+ new apartments to the portfolio 🤑
  • Grow to $300M in real estate 🚀
  • 105% investor returns 🎉
  • 700K+ community members 🤝

And here’s the best part…

Having team members in all the main time zones gives us a 24-hour work cycle vs. 9-5/eight-hour on-the-clock performance.

This means we get 3x the productivity of a similar company. 🔥

Let me repeat that…3x PRODUCTIVITY vs. our competitors.

Meanwhile our project management software grants us 24-hour TEAM-WIDE connectivity that tracks all tasks and lets us know if productivity dips even a little bit.

There is ALWAYS someone senior awake. It could be Martin in Barcelona…Nat in New York…Vineet & Arif in New Delhi.

All the while giving YOU GUYS wealth hacks and daily content. 🔥

OK, so how can you do it?!

Well, the first step is to have an actual side hustle you’re launching. Not just an idea, a validated business.

MAJOR KEY: Do NOT spend money until you’ve made your FIRST DOLLAR! 🗝🗝🗝🗝

(You can catch a replay Business Launch masterclass here and see TRIBE member Nessa launched her business on the spot and got her first $45K client shortly after.)

One of the easiest ways to start is with Airbnb—you can start that in 10 minutes. Literally. (Here’s a guide if you need it.)

Once you have your business, you build a virtual infrastructure (you really just need two softwares, which are FREE), manage the team accordingly and run the business from there.

I’m gonna put together a step-by-step video breakdown this weekend inside the new TRIBE U on the FIVE key things you need to do this for YOURSELF. 💵 💎

From what software to use, how to build a team, how to keep.

In the meantime, drop a comment if you’re ready to build some wealth and any questions if you want more…

Let’s get to work. 🙌

PS: If you can’t be bothered with video and just wanna get to work, we’re hosting a TRIBE U workshop that will help you get this process started on the spot. It’s $479 $49. 🔥

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CHART: How Blockchain Powers Bitcoin



Blockchain, Bitcoin. Bitcoin, blockchain.

The two terms go hand in hand—and have become almost ubiquitous with this year’s insane rise (and fall) of Bitcoin.

But what does it all really mean? How does it come together? In this week’s chart, our friends at CB Insights break down exactly how blockchain powers Bitcoin.

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