mick Saturday, 05/18/19 05:06:42 PM Re: mick post# 44527 Post # of 45279 One of the largest investments on the books at SoftBank is Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA). The chip stock has enjoyed a huge run thanks to the growth in cyber currencies. With gains in Nvidia shares, SoftBank benefits as well. Just like an ETF, owning shares of SoftBank offers diversification that can protect an investor from the short-term gyrations in the market. Plus, it gives investors all of the upside of investing in early IPOs without much of the risk. Such is the benefit of being the venture investor at much lower prices. SoftBank can withstand the gyrations that come when an IPO goes the wrong way. And while it's not as "safe" as a traditional IPO ETF, over the long haul, SoftBank is poised to outperform those ETFs.