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American Dream Investing is a family-owned financial membership service and news publication, dedicated to sharing independent and unconventional thoughts on building wealth through the stock market. We are not brokers or financial advisors.

My name is Richard Kaufman.

I'm an individual investor consistently beating the market and I want to share with you how I was able to triple my net worth during my retirement. I'm not a Wall Street analyst or a financial advisor -- in fact, I spent my entire career as a scientist!

My performance is the result of solid research and independent thinking. ​I have access to the same information as any other retail investor. I subscribe to numerous financial publications and blogs and watch the same financial news programs as everyone else. But I do my own independent analysis and invest after reaching my own conclusions. Over the last ten years, my portfolio has seen cumulative returns of 569.11% compared to the S&P 500's cumulative gain of 267.00% (as of 12/31/2020).*

Let me briefly tell you my story and how I got to where I am today:

From Humble Beginnings...

I was born into a struggling family in Brooklyn. After my father died when I was 7, my single mother always put me and my four brothers first.

Working full-time to put food on the table made times even tougher in an already tough New York neighborhood.

Through hard work and determination, I applied and was accepted to Brooklyn Technical High School. I was the first member of my family to attend and graduate from college when I was accepted into the tuition-free City College of New York and graduated with a degree in Chemistry, followed by an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

I then worked for four decades as an innovative research scientist and engineer for major food and drug companies and I hold more than fifteen patents. My inventions still stock shelves wherever food is sold throughout the world.

I started investing as a way of supplementing my income, and found I was passionate about learning the ins and outs of the stock market. When I realized I could grow my wealth substantially greater through the stock market, rather than at my regular job, I retired early so I could focus on investing full time.


Turning Passion Into Profits

My portfolio has averaged a 20.93% annual return* over the last 10 years compared to the S&P 500 10 year average return of 13.88% (as of 12/31/2020), all without paying anything to financial advisors, money managers or hedge funds.

My career accomplishments would have been enough for my wife and I to enjoy a comfortable retirement, but now we enjoy a luxury lifestyle thanks to my investing.

Like Father, Like Son

My wife, Abbe, and I saved our money through the early years of our marriage so that our children could have the best education possible. My sons Karl & Jonathan both attended Cornell University, and Karl graduated with a degree in Communication with a Business Concentration.

After he was outsourced from his first job as a stock market data analyst, Karl took his severance package and started investing based on what I was doing. He now has a significant nest egg saved for retirement that will keep growing through the years.

Karl & I teamed up to create an innovative and disruptive way to make money: American Dream Investing. Using methods that can be learned with time and determination, I went from poverty to the top 1%, and I can show you how I succeeded.

American Dream Investing’s Membership offers you exclusive access to my portfolio and members receive text messages and emails whenever I make a trade.

We have Model Portfolios available based on whatever amount of money you have to invest. We are long-term, conservative investors and we think you'll learn a lot by following what I'm doing.

I hope you'll consider joining us, as I truly believe we've created a valuable service for an independent investor like yourself.

Here's to many happy returns!

- Rich

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Richard Kaufman passed away in January 2020, leaving behind a lasting legacy. Karl continues to manage the portfolio using Richard's strategies, which he learned from spending tens of thousands of hours sitting at his dad's side.

You can read his obituary here as well as Karl's tribute to his father in Forbes.

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Richard & Karl teamed up to create an innovative and disruptive way to make money: American Dream Investing. Using methods that can be learned with time and determination, Rich went from poverty to the top 1%, and he can show you how he succeeded. American Dream Investing’s Membership offers you exclusive access to Rich’s portfolio and members receive text messages and emails whenever he makes a trade.

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 *Past performance is no guarantee of future results. It is not possible to invest directly in American Dream Investing’s portfolio; however, we will provide information so that members can decide whether they’d like to mirror our trades.

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