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The Next PayPal

PayPal is one of the Internet’s great success stories. An online payment solution that got its start in 1998, PayPal was acquired by eBay in 2002 for $1.5 billion. Its early investors made a fortune. Today, PayPal generates $8 billion in revenues a year—and according to JP Morgan, its current value…

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A Market Where Every Stock Goes Up

Imagine, for a moment, a world where the odds are always stacked in your favor: A world where every horse you bet on wins the race… Every cast of your reel lands you the biggest fish… And every putt you attempt goes in the hole. Now imagine something even more exciting: In…

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The Art of Making Money

Right this second, there’s a certain corner of the market where investors are minting money. It has nothing to do with stocks… options… gold… or anything else that sits in your portfolio. In fact, this market is extremely exclusive: it’s estimated that less than 10,000 investors are active participants worldwide.…

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Tags: Ebay Art

Real-Life Buried Treasure

In the early morning of January 23, 1909, amidst a dense fog, an “unsinkable” luxury steamship called the RMS Republic collided with another ship. The Republic soon sank to the bottom of the ocean. She was in treacherous, shark-infested waters 50 miles off the coast of Nantucket, beyond recovery. Many lives were lost—along with…

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The Apple iCar

A few years ago, Apple changed its name from “Apple Computer” to “Apple, Inc.” At the time, many assumed this was a sign that Apple would start producing a wider array of consumer electronics. And they were right: gradually, Apple moved from computers into music players and phones – and…

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Our Favorite Biotech Trade

Over the past 12 months, biotech’s been booming: In fact, the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NBI) has risen by more than 46%. IPOs have played a big part in that rise... For example, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: RARE), debuted at $21 and now sits at over $60 per share. That’s a 300% return…

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Tags: Biotech IPO Pre-IPO Private Equity

How to "Legally" Earn a 406% Return

David and Goliath are once again at war. In this modern-day version, David is a small business, and Goliath is a vast conglomerate with unlimited resources. Goliath has stolen David’s intellectual property – and despite the fact that David is in the right, he can’t afford a courtroom battle on…

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Breakthrough in Teleportation

Yesterday, during a closed-door meeting in San Francisco, the CEO of one of the largest technology companies in the world revealed a shocking new innovation: He demonstrated a working version of a “Teleportation Station”... Then, stunned guests were allowed to try it out for themselves. As one attendee marveled, he…

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Tags: Facebook Oculus Oculus Rift Virtual Reality

Three Top Tech ETFs to Own Long-term

We write a lot at Crowdability about investing in early-stage, private companies. And rightfully so – Historically, private start-ups have delivered the highest returns of any asset class. But you can use Crowdability for public stock market investing, too. To show you what I mean, today we’ll show you three big themes we follow…

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