It’s been well over a year since the crypto market reached its peak and then crashed, dropping to such lows that most of the coins lost anywhere between 80% and 95% of their value. A few of them lost even more. Of course, this was not enough to eradicate the crypto market, and the bulls are still as optimistic as ever, especially these days, when Bitcoin price surges again, taking the rest of the market with it.
Some predictions claim that Bitcoin will reach its own glory days within a year or two, and there are even speculations that the largest cryptocurrency might spike up to $100,000 per coin. One claim from last week even sees BTC hitting $400,000, as the highest price which someone was brave enough to predict.
While it is certainly possible — at this point, pretty much anything is — not everyone is willing to take such a gamble and invest their hard-earned money into a risky asset such as digital currencies. With that in mind, here are three alternatives that are considerably safer than Bitcoin and the altcoins.
1. Investing and re-investing in stocks
A lot of people — especially younger generations — find stocks to be incredibly boring. Most of the time, all you do is invest, and use the returns for re-investing in high-yielding shares. However, while boring will not keep you at the edge of your seat — it remains one of the best methods of actually earning money by investing.
While the method will take some time, it is a ‘slow but steady’ type of becoming a millionaire. All you need is a small capital and a large supply of patience. If you can obtain those, you are bound to earn more than a decent sum of money in a few decades, or maybe even years.
2. Strategic stock purchase
If the first method is a bit too boring or long-lasting for you, don’t worry — there are alternatives. The best one also concerns stocks, but in a slightly different way. This method will require researching and buying those stocks that you believe will grow rapidly in a short-term. Of course, this is also a method that will require a decent amount of patience, not to mention effort or appropriate risk management.
However, finding and buying about-to-blow stocks at the right time can definitely pay off. Of course, there are downsides to this method, including the fact that stocks expected to grow at a major rate in the near future typically cost quite a bit. When the times are good in an economical sense, this is not too big of an issue. However, the past six months have been unsteady in the stock market, and a lot of investors have dropped some of the major companies, which may result in a loss if you buy stock when expensive, only to see the price crash.
3. Invest in small firms
Finally, there is your third option, which is even riskier than the second one (although still safer than a Bitcoin investment), and it includes finding and investing in small-cap businesses. This is a method which can lead to massive returns within a few years, and most of the time, you will likely earn even more than by investing in large corporations.
Just to explain what we mean, in 2015, Standard Life Investments (currently known as Standard Life Aberdeen) reported that large-cap equities delivered around 81.1% total return around the world between 2000 and 2014. On the other hand, the return from smaller firms around the world during this same period exceeded 330%.
This should not be taken as a general rule, and there are small businesses which will either fail or stay small, at best. However, among them, there are gems which might be the next Apple, Microsoft, and alike. If you do your research, you might be there to support the company, and potentially become a millionaire in the process. And, yes, as mentioned — it is still safer than Bitcoin.
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