Dear Startup Investor,

Neil here.

This week, you’d be hard-pressed to find any news as remarkably unprecedented as the story of the GameStop (GME) short squeeze.

It’s a story that combines two extremely different worlds – Internet-savvy everyday investors and big-name players – in a massive “anti-institution” kind of market event.

As I’m writing this, GameStop stock is up over 148% today alone, hitting all-time highs of close to $375. It could be even higher by the time you read this.

Members of Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets community (over 2 million users strong) have huge, and often aggressive, hopes that the stock could reach $1,000 or more in the very near future.

But what happened? Why is GameStop such a buy right now?

Essentially, this is one of the biggest short squeezes in history… and it’s all a result of massive communities of retail investors on the Internet.

This time last year, GameStop was worth just over $4 per share. And with its traditionally low stock price and outdated business model, GameStop has always been popular with short sellers. These are traders who borrow shares, sell them, buy them back at an ideally lower price, and then return the shares to bag their profits.

According to CNBC, GameStop was the most shorted stock on the market, and the Internet quickly caught wind. With enough Redditors at the wheel, retail investors have managed to drive GameStop’s stock through the roof… leaving institutional short sellers behind to lick their wounds and tend to their losses.

Obviously, the GME short squeeze is all anyone is talking about this week, and for good reason. I’ve honestly never seen anything like this in my life… and I doubt you have, either.

But there are plenty of other trends out there waiting in the shadows for their chance to step back into the limelight. And once the GME craze ends, I’m confident they will.

One of these trends is the rise of cryptocurrency, which broke record upon record through 2020 and into the New Year.

Bitcoin, for example, briefly hit almost $42,000 at the beginning of January. Even though it’s dipped back a bit, it’s current $30,000+ value is still almost 830% greater than where it was even three years ago.

Personally, I think that once people take their minds off GME, all eyes will return to cryptocurrency.

We’ve spoken before about how crypto is the future of secure banking and transactions.

A small dip in value when the market has its mind on something entirely different doesn’t take away from the technology’s overall importance.

In my opinion, it’s quite possible that Bitcoin – and crypto in general – could jump back once again when this week’s frenzy dies down.

In fact, my colleague Tom Gentile – the country’s top pattern trader – is still holding steady with a prediction that BTC will hit $50,000 by the end of 2021.

But with a buy-in that high, owning even one BTC is out of reach of most people.

Luckily, there are over 2,000 different cryptocurrencies out there right now and choosing the right ones could multiply your gains by 20X compared to Bitcoin.

They move much faster than Bitcoin, they don’t have an expensive buy-in, and many have beaten Bitcoin by a mile all year. (I’ve already told you about one special crypto that beat Bitcoin by 2,373% over 17 days.)

Today, Tom is sharing three top picks that could beat Bitcoin by at least 300% during their trades. And over the next year, he’s guaranteeing at least 12 recommendations that will do the same.

I suggest you get all the details right away. Because if there’s one thing both this week’s GameStop craze and Bitcoin’s bull run have taught us, it’s that if you know where to put your money in the public markets, absolutely earth-shattering gains are possible.

(And you don’t even have to be a big-name trader to make it happen.)

Just click here to get Tom’s three picks and dive into the crypto industry today.

I’ll be back soon with another update.

Until next time,

Neil Patel