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Gold out, Bitcoin in: Investor Predicts Shift in Hedging Strategy

source-logo  u.today 22 February 2024 16:14, UTC

A significant change in the investment world is underway, according to Fred Krueger, an influential figure in the cryptocurrency space.

Krueger boldly asserts that Bitcoin is poised to become a staple in the traditional 60/40 investment portfolio, challenging the longstanding dominance of gold as the preferred hedge against inflation.

He argues that Bitcoin, with its exceptional performance history over the past 15 years, offers a compelling growth story that is not correlated with the S&P 500, making it an attractive addition to investors seeking diversification and growth.

New era for investors?

Krueger's perspective is not isolated. Eric Balchunas, a senior ETF analyst, concurs, viewing Bitcoin ETFs as the "portfolio's hot sauce" — a dynamic complement to the stable yet slow-compounding 60/40 core investment strategy.

The rapid adoption of Bitcoin ETFs shows a growing preference for digital assets over traditional ones.

With the 10 leading Bitcoin ETFs, including GBTC, witnessing their net cumulative flows double to over $3 billion in just three days, the momentum behind Bitcoin is palpable.

This surge starkly contrasts with the pace at which gold ETFs reached similar milestones.

As reported by U.Today, Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream, further amplifies this sentiment by suggesting that Bitcoin could reach an astronomical $700,000 if it captures gold's market cap, a scenario that would mark a historic redistribution of investment capital from gold to Bitcoin.

Balancing views

Despite the enthusiasm for Bitcoin, some experts advocate for a balanced view. Charlie Morris, a seasoned analyst, reminds us that gold has continuously reinvented itself over millennia, serving as a resilient monetary instrument.

He argues that gold and Bitcoin serve different roles in an investment portfolio, with gold acting as a "risk-off" asset and Bitcoin as a "risk-on" component.