Welcome to one of Crowdability's annual traditions!
Ever since we got started in 2013, when mid-December comes around, we sort through the millions of e-mails we’ve sent our subscribers over the past year.
Then we calculate how many people opened each of our articles, and how many people clicked on the links inside.
In this way, we’re able to analyze the specific topics that you and our other readers find most valuable.
So now I’ll now present the list of the Five Most Popular (and very likely, the five most valuable) articles that we published in 2018:
Alzheimer’s is a terrifying disease. Not only can it lead to memory loss and dementia, but in the U.S., it’s the sixth-leading cause of death. But now a new biotech start-up has possibly uncovered a cure. For those struggling with the disease, this start-up could provide a life-saving solution… And for its early investors, it could provide life-changing profits.
After hitting a peak in 2014, IPO activity has been on a steady decline. But it seems like the drought might finally be over. From MarketWatch to The Wall Street Journal, the current headlines are all about 2018 being the year of the IPO comeback: IPO watch: 11 tech companies most likely to go public — CNBC.com; 10 Hot IPOs That You Could Buy in 2018 — InvestorPlace; Hoping for an Avalanche of Huge IPOs in 2018 — The Wall Street Journal. And with the high-profile names set to go public this year — start-ups like Airbnb, Lyft and Spotify — we imagine investors will be frantically trying to get their hands on as many hot IPO shares as they can. But we’re planning to sit this one out... And today, we’ll explain why you should sit this one out, too.
Are your kids safe? Sorry to tell you — but if they spend any time online, the answer is no. You see, the Internet can be downright dangerous. In addition to cyber attacks and computer viruses, it exposes kids to a mountain of inappropriate and obscene content. It’s gotten so bad that former Facebook President Sean Parker recently said, “God only knows what [the Internet] is doing to our children’s brains.” Even worse, kids have become Internet addicts — on average, they spend 8 hours a day online. But a new technology start-up has created a solution to this problem… And as you’re about to learn, it’s also created an intriguing investment opportunity.
If you’ve ever spoken to someone with a terminal illness... You know they’d do just about anything to have a chance to live longer. Well, thanks to a tiny device we’ll introduce you to today, as many as 140,000 Americans will have that chance each year: In fact, this “miracle technology” could add as many as 12 years to each of their lives. Today, I’ll tell you everything you need to know about this revolutionary medical device... Including how to invest in the company that’s behind it.
Elon Musk, the high-profile founder and CEO of Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), is worth an estimated $20 billion… But we just discovered a tiny start-up that could leave him flat broke! This is bad news for Musk — but it’s fantastic news for investors like you and me. Let me explain…