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How This 20-Year Anniversary Could Double Your Money

Earlier this summer, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone. That was a big deal, as that smartphone is one of the top-selling gadgets of all time. It revolutionized mobile computing and basically took the world by storm.

Everyone talked about it – and we'll likely see a new anniversary-themed iPhone before the end of this year.

There's another tech-business anniversary coming up, but no one seems to be talking about this one.

And I think this anniversary may be even more important – and there's a moneymaking opportunity because of it.

When Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) launched its "1-Click" buying feature on Sept. 12, 1997, it changed forever the way consumers buy everything from books to laundry detergent.

Other websites force shoppers to go through a complex and frustrating payment process that limits sales. But Amazon customers can check out in a matter of seconds.

To me, that makes 1-Click the crucial innovation in the history of e-commerce.

Now lean in... because I want to quietly reveal something no one else seems to be talking about...


Why a Bitcoin Price Prediction of $1 Million Isn't Crazy

At first, a Bitcoin price prediction of $1 million in a decade sounds ridiculous.

After all, it was only within the past week that the price of Bitcoin reached $3,000 for the first time.

But Wences Casares, CEO of the Bitcoin wallet startup Xapo, has been making this Bitcoin price prediction for three years. And he just made it again a couple of weeks ago.

Here's why Casares thinks Bitcoin can get to $1 million by 2030 - and why he's probably right...

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These Picks Will Pay You a Different Kind of Dividend

If the "official" start of this holiday shopping season is any indication, this year will be one for the history books.

From Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, records were smashed. More than $3 billion was spent online, an increase of nearly 12% from the year before.

Two of e-commerce's heaviest hitters reported large mobile crowds: Amazon reported that 70% of its Thanksgiving Day web traffic was mobile, while Target pegged its mobile traffic at 60%, suggesting that a lot of folks were "multitasking" while eating turkey and watching football (in my case, the Pittsburgh Steelers).

Most importantly, spending patterns confirmed our very bullish outlook on e-commerce in general and mobile retail in particular; shoppers on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday forked over more than $1.1 billion each day, via smartphones mostly.

We've been recommending profitable e-commerce and mobile plays like Apple Inc. and PayPal Inc. to my Private Briefing readers since soon after we started publishing in 2011. I "walk the walk and talk the talk," so naturally I'm more than comfortable spending money online, whether I'm on a PC or a smartphone.

But when it comes to planning how I spend, I take a decidedly low-tech approach. Every holiday season, you'll find me at my kitchen table with a very un-cutting-edge pen and paper, writing out a list of gifts I'd like to get my loved ones. I've done it for years, ever since I was a kid.

And, since I love making money as much as the next guy, I like to pick gifts that I'm sure will "keep on giving" to my friends and relatives.

I'm talking about some of the most powerful and successful money-making ideas of all time, of course...