How Long Is It Viable To Invest In A Loss-making Technology Company?

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  1. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    This is a very interesting question. How long is it viable/fair to invest in a loss-making technology company?
     
  2. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    People invested in Amazon for many years until it moved into profit. How long is a piece of string?
     
  3. Phillip Mark

    Phillip Mark Senior Investor

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    That means taking a huge leap of faith. It depends on how the company is set up and what potential you see in it.
     
  4. Buyonthedips

    Buyonthedips Senior Investor

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    It all comes down to the risk/reward factor - do the potential risks outweigh the potential rewards?
     
  5. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    There is no hard and fast rule - look at Amazon and eBay. They were mocked in the early days as they kept ploughing profits back into the business. Just shows, some dreams do come true ;)
     

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