Enjoy feeling regret? Then be sure to check out 2TheMoon, the website that shows you how much you’d have earned if you started investing a year ago.
This online calculator was created by user u/nikikravchuk, whose post on the r/litecoin subreddit now has over 200 upvotes. It might be the push you or a friend might need to finally get into the market. For those who are afraid of losing money, it offers valuable perspective to see the gains that someone is potentially leaving on the table by not participating.
It might also be illuminating to compare past highs with current lows. Even if someone bought Bitcoin on December 17, 2017, when the price briefly rose to just shy of $20,000 before entering a bear market that saw valuations under $3,400 in January 2019, and held it all the way through to the current day, they still would’ve more than doubled their money in under four years. For the sake of comparison, the S&P 500 index has seen a 50% growth during that same time period.
With high-profile investors still optimistic about Bitcoin’s room for growth, exposure to “digital gold” looks to be an important part of a balanced investment strategy. The global market capitalization of actual gold, currently sitting at $12 trillion USD, gives some insight for the total amount of room there is in the market for stores of value.
And none of this is taking into account how, given recent monetary policy by central banks like in the United States, holding cash is not without its own risks! These charts showing America’s M2 money supply is a must-see for anyone on the fence about investing.
So what are you waiting for? Go do your own research, then get started with your own investing journey. Your future self will thank you.