If you’re a longtime Crowdability reader, then you know that today’s article is part of a long-running tradition…
At the beginning of each year, Matt and I aim to identify the three sectors that will have the most profit potential over the next 12 months.
Throughout the year, we’ll update you on each sector and, most importantly, we’ll share unique ways to profit from them.
We always look forward to writing this article — but the truth is, I don’t think we’ve ever been more excited than we are right now.
That’s because, as you’ll see, we’ll be doing things a little bit differently this year…
But as always, the ideas we’re about to show you involve some of the most potentially profitable investments we’ve ever seen.
In fact, we believe these investments could completely transform your net worth — and your life — in the next 12 months.
Shaking Things Up
When we’ve written this article in the past, we usually pick three different sectors to focus on — e.g., the marijuana sector, the cyber security market, etc.
However, this year, we’re going to shake things up a bit.
Instead of trying to find profit opportunities across three different sectors…
We’re going to focus on a single sector — and we’ll show you three unique ways to profit from it.
The reason for this is simple:
After analyzing dozens of promising markets, we concluded that you could earn more from this one sector than any other three sectors combined.
The sector I’m referring to is none other than the market for crypto-currencies.
Ride the Crypto-Currency Profit Wave
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a good chance you’ve started to invest in — or at least heard of — crypto-currencies.
Over the past 12 months, investors from all over the world have been earning a fortune in this explosive market.
For example, if you had invested just $5,000 into Bitcoin at this time last year, you’d be sitting on $82,415 right now.
In fact, we recommended another crypto-currency to our readers early last year — Ethereum.
If you had put $5,000 into Ethereum last year, your investment would now be worth a staggering $616,466.
We’re Just Getting Started
Those are incredible returns…
In fact, they’re so good, some folks might start to think that it’s too late to make money here anymore. They might think that they’ve already missed the boat.
But here’s the thing…
We believe we’re still in the early days of the crypto-currency bull market.
Sure, Bitcoin and Ethereum had impressive runs last year. But here’s the thing…
There are more than 1,300 other crytpos out there. Most of which are worth far less than Bitcoin and Ethereum.
In other words, they still have a lot of room to run.
Furthermore, just a fraction of the world’s investors have even begun investing in the crypto markets. The entire crypto-currency market — all 1,300+ cryptos — is worth just $675 billion in total.
To put that in perspective, Apple’s market cap is $894 billion.
Billions of Dollars to Pour into the Crypto Market
As more investors become aware of cryptos…
And most importantly, as they become aware of the profits they could earn there…
We could see billions of dollars sitting on the sidelines begin flooding into this market — driving prices higher and higher.
In fact, we could realistically see a lot of that happening over the next 18 to 24 months.
You see, not only are more investors becoming aware of cryptos, but even the biggest crypto-currency skeptics are finally starting to come around.
For example, back in September, Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan, was speaking at a financial conference.
During his talk, he called Bitcoin a “fraud” He even went so far as to threaten to fire any J.P. Morgan employees caught trading in it.
In the days following his comments, Bitcoin’s price dropped by 40%...
However, it’s quickly recovered. In fact, since then, Bitcoin has gone on to reach new highs, ultimately peaking at about $20,000 per coin.
Those gains finally forced Mr. Dimon to change his tune. In fact, earlier this week he did a complete about-face:
During an interview on Fox Business, he said he regretted making those comments and admitted that crypto-currencies were, in fact, “real.”
Three Ways We’ll Be Playing Cryptos This Year
Given the momentum surrounding crypto-currencies…
And the fact that we’re still in the early innings of this game, we’ll be aggressively looking for more opportunities to profit from this growing trend.
Here are three specific ways we’ll be looking to play this trend in 2018:
- Build a Buy & Hold Portfolio of “Core Positions”
Bitcoin and Ethereum are two of the oldest and most valuable crypto-currencies on the market today.
And in our opinion, even though their prices may be volatile over the short-term, over the long run, we believe they’ll continue to increase in value.
So even though we bought into Bitcoin at about $400 and Ethereum at about $40, we plan to continue to add to our core positions throughout the year.
We believe that by having a large, long-term position in these core cryptos, we’ll conservatively be able to earn consistent profits each year.
And by having this stable base of profits, we can afford to be more aggressive with some of our other crypto investments.
- Look for Opportunistic Trades in New Crytpos
Although Bitcoin and Ethereum represent our two most profitable trades — we’re up about 3,313% and 2,942%, respectively — we’ve had a lot of success investing in many of the newer cryptos on the market.
For example, last year we invested in a tiny crypto called PivX.
We got in at just about $1 per unit.
90 days later we cashed out when it traded up to $3.37.
That’s a quick 337% profit in just a few months.
We did the same with another crypto called NEO.
With NEO, we earned a 321% profit in just 51 days.
We find opportunities like this all the time in the crypto market.
In fact, these are the exact types of investments we recommend in our new crypto-currency research service, Crypto Fortunes.
We launched this service just a few months ago, and the two open positions in the portfolio are currently up 195% and 179%, respectively.
We expect we’ll find many more opportunities like this in 2018.
- Swing for the Fences on Promising ICOs
Clearly, doubling or tripling your money every few weeks is a great way to make a lot of money this year.
However, there’s another strategy we’ve been using to make even more money in the same amount of time.
To be clear, this strategy is riskier than investing in large cryptos like Bitcoin or Ethereum…
And it’s even riskier than investing in newer cryptos like PivX and NEO.
That’s because it involves investing in something known as an Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
Initial Coin Offerings are quite similar to Initial Public Offerings…
They both give companies a way to get access to important financial resources in order to grow their businesses.
And they also give investors the chance to get in on the ground floor — and ideally, cash out down the road for a handsome profit.
However, ICOs have some important differences that are worth reviewing.
With an ICO, investors don’t invest cash into the company like they would with an IPO…
Instead, they give the company a small amount of crypto-currency (usually Ethereum). In exchange, rather than being given shares in the business like they would in an IPO, a company will give its investors a new type of crypto. They’ll give them something known as a “crypto token.”
To be clear, even though these tokens aren’t technically shares, eventually they’ll trade on a crypto exchange (just like a share of stock would trade on a stock exchange after an IPO).
And because ICO investors were able to purchase their tokens early on, they generally get them at an extremely low price. Which means, if things work out, they can cash out for an enormous profit once the tokens begin to trade on the open market.
For example, I recently participated in a new ICO called STORM. When I purchased my tokens, they were priced at just over a penny.
Today, they’re trading for about $0.14.
Meaning, I turned every $5,000 I invested into this ICO into roughly $45,000 — and I did it in less than 45 days.
To be clear, however, there’s no guarantee that ICO tokens will start to trade on an exchange right away. Furthermore, even if they do begin trading, the price may actually fall instead of rise…
Meaning, ICO investors could actually lose money.
So, if you’re interested in investing in ICOs, you must do your homework! Things can go south pretty quickly if you don’t know what to look out for.
However, as you can see, when things do work out, they work out very, very well.
What’s Your Take?
So, there it is…
Our battle plan for 2018.
Like I said earlier, as the year progresses, Matt and I will revisit this plan and share specific ideas with you and our other members.
But in the meantime, we’d love to hear from you.
Specifically, we’d like to know a few things:
First, have you already started investing in crypto-currencies? If so, please let us know which cryptos you’ve been buying and how you’ve been doing.
We’d also like to know if you’ve started to invest in ICOs.
If not, we’d like to hear from you anyway.
We’d like to know if you’re interested in learning more about ICOs this year.
If enough people are interested, Matt and I will put together a special online class (for free) on how to make money in ICOs.
Just click the button below and let us know your thoughts!