You get to travel back to 1980. You obviously want to use the opportunity to be financially comfortable but you can only take back 3 financial tips. It could be as specific as you want like “Buy TMCT @ $3 on 6 October 1991” or general like “Get out of housing and buy gold in late 2007/early 2008”. The only requirement should be that they are financial opportunities an individual can have. No buying the entire Disney Corp. In fact, it may have been difficult for the average person to get in on some of the better IPOs.
For me there was a little company called Amylin (AMLN) that was a penny stock back in early 2000s. They shot up to $18 when one of their drugs was approved. Today at over $30
Buying call options in MSO that expire after Martha Stewart’s sentencing. I made a few bills just dabbling in that. Imagine if I were serious.
It would take some further research but even if I don’t have houses to sell then rebuy during this financial crisis, I’m sure I could take advantage of some put options on banks and other institutions that collapsed. If not that, maybe the Worldcom & Global Crossing collapse.