I am a subscriber to Crowdability investing newsletter. Each year in December they highlight five best headlines that many people opened and read.
This has been their tradition since 2013, when mid-December comes around, they sort through the millions of e-mails they’ve sent to their subscribers over the past year.
Then they calculate how many people opened each of their articles, and how many people clicked on the links inside.
In this way, they’re able to analyze the specific topics that readers(including myself) found most valuable.
So, without further ado, I’ll now present the list of the Five Most Popular (and very likely, the five most valuable) articles that Crowdability published in 2017:
“Coca-Cola, Post-it Notes, Google. These are a few examples of products that changed the world — and created billionaires in the process. But for every world-changing invention, there are thousands of “flops” that never catch on. The thing is, smart investors can learn quite a bit from these flops. So today, I’ll review three famous flops… And then I’ll show you a valuable lesson from each.”
“It’s been a wild ride for Bitcoin. In the past 30 days, this crypto-currency has more than doubled in value. Many are calling for a pullback — but others are calling for even bigger gains ahead. In fact, one analyst is predicting that Bitcoin will skyrocket from $4,000 to $100,000. Today I’ll show you what’s behind Bitcoin’s recent surge… And then I’ll reveal the factors that could propel it even higher.”
“Last week, a start-up called WeWork raised $1 billion. This young company is now valued at about $21 billion… which means its earliest private investors are sitting on estimated gains of 2,000X their money. That’s enough to turn $1,000 into $2 million. Similar stories — early-stage private companies reaching multi-billion dollar valuations — are becoming more and more common nowadays. In fact, since the beginning of 2017, a new start-up has entered the “billion-dollar club” just about every week. Today, I’ll explain what’s behind this trend… And most importantly, I’ll reveal how you can cash in on it.”
“Recently, a woman named Koushi Sunder walked into a fascinating new type of store. At first she was excited… But her emotions soon turned to disappointment — and then dread. Here’s how she described it: I felt like an idiot. I wanted to ask questions… I wanted to see what was going on… but there wasn’t time. There was this huge line of people behind me, so I just grabbed something and left. I felt like it could have been a really cool experience, but instead it kind of sucked. Today I’ll bring you behind the scenes of this new type of store… Then I’ll explain how Koushi’s experience could lead you to enormous profits.”
“It’s official — someone has officially become a billionaire by investing in Bitcoin. Actually, it wasn’t just one person, it was two: The Winklevoss twins. If you saw the movie The Social Network, you might already be familiar with them. Allegedly, they came up with the idea for Facebook — and whether that’s true or not, Mark Zuckerberg ended up paying them a multi-million dollar settlement. Well, as it turns out, the twins took some of that money and invested it very wisely: They invested it in bitcoin back when it was trading at just $250 — currently it’s trading for about $16,000 — and turned it into more than $1 billion. That’s the power of getting in on a megatrend early.
“With stories like this, many investors are looking for the next crypto-currency that might explode in value. That’s why they’re diving into the market for what’s called Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The thing is, if you’re not extremely careful here, you could lose your shirt. So today, I’ll show you three simple ways to protect yourself.”
I hope you have enjoyed reading as much as I did…