If you had $1,000 (or less) to invest anywhere you wanted, what would you do with it?That's a question that's pretty common these days, since the stock market seems to be on everyone's mind. As well it should be. Recently, the market's not been a friendly place for new or seasoned investors, slashing the value of most peoples' portfolios. Despite the way the market's been moving, there are still investment moves to be made and gains to be had. If you would have put money in Global Payments ( GPN) on Friday, you'd be sitting on 20% gains. Investing in General Growth Properties ( GGP) the same day would have brought you almost 30%. There's certainly money to be made in this market, but only if you avoid the pitfalls many new investors face.