Dogecoin, Tesla or GameStop: Which Trendy Investment Had the Best Year in 2021? | Personal Finance

GameStop: Up 739%

Earlier this year, an army of everyday traders made headlines for pumping up GameStop’s stock price. Since the surge in January, excitement around the stock has been rather quiet, though it is still up more than 700% for the year.

Gold: Down 6%

Gold is a popular investment as it’s considered considered a “safe haven asset” because when prices for other investments, like stocks or real estate, drop sharply, gold generally doesn’t lose its value. It’s also considered a way to protect your savings from inflation. Yet year-to-date, the popular SPDR Gold Shares ETF is down about 6%.

Shiba Inu Coin: Up 48,000,000%

This meme coin, which like Dogecoin features the face of a cute pup, surged towards the end of the year. Shiba Inu coin started the year far below one cent, soared in October, and has seen a whopping 48 million percent increase year-to-date (while still sitting well below a penny).

S&P 500 Index: Up 26%

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