(10 POINTS!!!) How should I invest $ 3000 ? (10 POINTS!!!)?

I am going to invest 3000, what is the best way to get the highest payout later. I am not concerned with time since I have saved up this money and don't need it anytime soon. Natural Resources; ==================== 1. Gold (gone up dramatically recently, still work buying?) 2. Diamonds (controlled... show more I am going to invest 3000, what is the best way to get the highest payout later. I am not concerned with time since I have saved up this money and don't need it anytime soon.

Natural Resources;
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1. Gold (gone up dramatically recently, still work buying?)
2. Diamonds (controlled supply, still valued as certified)
3. Oil Stock (demand is always there)
4. Alternative Oil Research stock (technology, corn coal, etc.)

The Market
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1. Mutual Funds (+5% yearly - 1.5% yearly for trust fee)
2. Stock (high risk/reward, some dividends)
3. Money Market/Certificate (+3% yearly, no fees)

Other
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1. Purchase a house so save up (savings acct, foreclosure, I am done college so I am looking for a full time job anyway, move out in about 5 years)
2. Open a small business (like make up artist, I would get $75 per face, or video editing I would get about 500, starting per job but would have a learning curve/time to acquire things, of 3 months for both)

Thanks!
Update: I have a B.A.
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