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How to make money with $1000? Best investments in crypto, stocks, and gold in 2021
Even if you have just $1k, it's still possible to make money investing this amount.

Here's how the main asset classes performed over the past year.
How to invest $1k in crypto
As you can see, cryptocurrencies were the best-performing asset class last year, easily beating the stock market. It's also the youngest asset class and carries the highest risks. Some people even think that crypto might go all the way to zero (probably the same type who dismissed the internet, social media, and smartphones).

There are two main ways of investing in crypto: holding Bitcoin or trading a portfolio of cryptocurrencies, for example with a bot like Stoic.
Bitcoin
In 2020, BTC surged from just over $7,000 in January to nearly $29,000 by the end of the year. This year, Bitcoin is already up 100%. There is no guarantee, of course, that this growth will continue this year. Yet the growing adoption by financial institutions and corporates like Tesla and PayPal suggests that crypto is here to stay and it's not just a speculative bubble.

How? You can buy on any exchange such as Coinbase or Binance. But avoid PayPal: your BTC will be stuck on the platform, you won't be able to withdraw your bitcoins.
Cryptocurrency portfolio
There are over 3,000 other cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin. Many smaller cryptos have outperformed BTC. But they carry even higher risks: hundreds of cryptocurrencies have gone straight to zero and disappeared completely.

It's safer to invest in a portfolio of cryptocurrencies, regularly buying and selling to take profits and cut losses. Most will fluctuate like Bitcoin, some will do worse and a select few will make +100% or even +1000%, boosting the overall portfolio return.

How? The easiest way is to deposit money on Binance and connect your account to a trading bot like Stoic, which will automatically manage a portfolio of cryptocurrencies.

Requirements for starting with Stoic
A Binance exchange account
You would need either Binance.com or Binance US. Stoic connects to the exchange account via API-keys so crypto remains in your account.
$1k minimum starting balance
That's the minimum starting balance that you should have on your account. The fee for hooking up your account to Stoic with this balance is just $50.
Investing $1k in stocks
The stock market is the first thing that comes to mind when talking about investments. While stocks are safer than cryptocurrencies, the returns aren't as spectacular. The two main ways to invest in the stock market are through indices and individual stocks. Front matter, or preliminaries, is the first section of a book and is usually the smallest section in terms of the number of pages. Each page is counted, but no folio or page number is expressed or printed, on either display pages or blank pages.

Last year, the S&P 500 returned 15%. This year through the end of March, it's up 8%. That's a lot less than crypto...
    Investing in gold and other precious metals
    Gold and precious metals typically do well during high uncertainty periods like the one we're living through now. They are a hedge to a currency collapse and other doomsday scenarios. After all, these metals acted as a store of value for thousands of years.

    The two main ways to invest in gold is through buying physical coins and through ETFs that track gold.

    Last year, Gold gained +25%. The price peaked in August when it broke $2,000 per ounce for the first time ever. Again, that's way less than the crypto.
      To sum up: crypto wins
      Even with just a $1k investment in crypto, the gains would have been impressive, especially if entry was timed last March when the prices of all assets were down.