Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Harvey Jones Forget Bitcoin! I’d invest £20k today inside a Stocks and Shares ISA to retire early Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Everybody feels the lure of the get-rich-quick investment at some point and there is no question about it, Bitcoin is the most exciting of recent times.Bitcoin is hugely volatileThe problem is that any investment offering a fast-track to riches tends to be hugely risky, and all too often investors come unstuck. Right now, the crypto-currency is on the up, trading at more than $8,600 per coin, but I would be wary of parting with my money at this point, because it could surrender its recent gains in a matter of days.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If it slips, you could suddenly find yourself sitting on a major loss. 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You only gain when the coin rises in value, and those movements are fuelled entirely by investor sentiment, rather than any practical use it may offer investors. Right now, it doesn’t really have one, except as a (highly volatile) store of value.Global stock markets have enjoyed a bull run that has lasted more than a decade, with little sign of letting up. There will always be risks, of course. Until recently, investors were fretting over the US-China trade war and tensions with Iran. Right now, it is the coronavirus that is making people nervous. Tomorrow, it may be something else.Ignore that wall of worryYou have to look beyond these short-term worries, and look to the longer run, because over the years, stock markets outperform almost every other investment, a trend I expect to continue for the foreseeable future.That is why I put the vast majority of my investment wealth in stocks and shares, and reckon you should as well. 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