Investment tracker: How will popular investments perform in 2021?

Every year, we track 7 different ways to invest or save £1,000. What investment could be the most successful in 2021?

Investment tracker: which popular investment method is winning so far in 2021?

All investing should be regarded as long term. The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Your capital is at risk. When applicable, currency has been converted using the market rate on the day in question

The rise of cheap investing apps has opened up a world of possibilities for people who are looking for different ways to save their money. Traditionally the most popular method of saving for Brits has been to keep their money safe in a savings account, but increasing numbers are looking to the higher risk, and potentially higher reward options of stocks, funds and trackers and often use stock trading apps to do so.

But what could be the best investment in 2021? We decided to start the year with £1,000* placed in some of the most popular investments from last year and the best savings account available on the site. Follow the live tracker below to see what method is currently winning, what has affected prices so far this year and to learn more about each option. As always with investing, it’s worth remembering that past performance doesn’t guarantee you future success, and unexpected factors can affect share prices.

How much could you have earned in 2020?

Our interactive investment tracker revealed how 9 popular types of investments fared after £1,000 was invested in them at the beginning of 2020, and now we’ve been able to give an estimate of how much you would have earned at the end of the year if you’d invested in January 2020. If you’d like to find out how much you would have earned, based on any investment amount, just use our investment calculator below.

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If you had invested the amount you typed in above at the beginning of January 2020, you would have made or lost the following amounts by the end of 2020:

Find out more about each investment method

Methodology

For the individual company share and fund, we selected the most popular choices according to Trading 212 and Interactive Investor. For the savings account, we picked the most competitive rate available on our site as of Jan 2021.

All data is taken from the markets at the close of markets on a Friday.

*The £1,000 hasn’t actually been saved or invested in these methods, it is just being used as a way to illustrate the performance of each method.

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Matt Mckenna
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matt.mckenna@finder.com@MichHutchison/in/matthewmckenna2

This article offers general information about investing and the stock market, but should not be construed as personal investment advice. It has been provided without consideration of your personal circumstances or objectives. It should not be interpreted as an inducement, invitation or recommendation relating to any of the products listed or referred to. Your capital is at risk. The value of investments can fall as well as rise, and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please get financial advice. The author holds no positions in any share mentioned. Bitcoin is highly volatile and not regulated – there’s no consumer protection.

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