Unfortunately, hindsight can be a bit of a blessing and a curse, and when we look back over the course of the last few decades we have seen the boom and bust of some huge tech companies. Well here at Jolt we thought it would be interesting to look back and see what would have happened had you invested just $1,000 into some of these companies upon their initial public offering.
For instance, if you had put away a bit of your savings into Amazon in the middle of 1997 you would now be on your way to becoming a millionaire with a whopping $643,000, meanwhile if you had done the same for Twitter back in 2013 it would now amount to only $406. The real kicker however is that if you had put your money down onto some Bitcoin back in 2001 you would now have a stash of cash worth approximately 35 Million dollars!
So just like Back to the Future, look through our very own business almanac and see what could have happened with a bit of forward thinking.
*All prices are taken from June 2017, and include into account dividend payments and any splits that took place