Over the long run, the stock market has proved, time and again, it’s the greatest wealth creator on the planet. For instance, the benchmark S&P 500 has delivered an average annual total return, including dividends, of greater than 10% since the beginning of 1980. Keep in mind this includes the dot-com bubble, the Great Recession, and the coronavirus crash.
But in recent years, it’s been cryptocurrencies that’ve run circles around equities. Young investors, in particular, have been drawn to the decentralized and unregulated nature of digital currencies, as well as the neck-breaking volatility that often comes with owning crypto.
Dogecoin is flying, but you’re foolish if you’re buying
For much of the past week, it’s cryptocurrency Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE) that’s been garnering the attention of momentum players, retail investors, and digital currency enthusiasts. As of late afternoon Friday, April 16, Dogecoin could be purchased for about $0.31 per token. For context, it began the week at $0.07, and is higher by more than 15,400% over the trailing year. That would top the gain of every single publicly traded stock over the past year.
If you’re wondering why Dogecoin has been on fire, it looks to be a combination of tweets/pumping from Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and technical moves, which take into account volume and chart patterns.
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