The Dangers of Investing in SPACs

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In today’s video, I look at the dangers of investing in SPACs, and I also talk about how to manage those risks. Romeo Power (NYSE: RMO) and XL Fleet (NYSE: XL) are two SPACs that are down almost 75% from their all-time highs, and are prime examples used in this video. 

© Provided by The Motley Fool The Dangers of Investing in SPACs

Here are a few steps to mitigate the dangers of investing in SPACs

1. Understand the business stage. There are numerous stages of a business, and these are the most likely stages that SPACs are in:

Stage 1: Brand new market/company with low revenue, nowhere near profitability but with solid future expectations.

Stage 2: A company with a history of revenue, strong growth expectations, and foreseeable profits in the upcoming years. 

Stage 3: A company with solid revenue and modest revenue growth, that has achieved profitability. 

2. Mitigate exposure. The stage that the business is in will determine how much I am willing to invest. 

Click the video below for my full thoughts. 

*Stock prices used were the closing prices of April 1, 2021. The video was published on April 4, 2021.

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