JPMorgan Says Institutional Investors Are Replacing Gold With Bitcoin

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“Bitcoin’s allure as an inflation hedge” is drawing institutional traders again to the crypto market, JPMorgan’s Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou wrote in an Oct. 6 analysis be aware to purchasers.

  • “There are tentative signs that the previous shift away from gold into bitcoin seen during most of Q4 2020 and the beginning of 2021 has started reemerging in recent weeks,” he stated.
  • Bitcoin costs have surged above $50,000 just lately, climbing 85% this yr. The worth of ether, the native forex of the Ethereum blockchain, has rose 393% yr up to now.
  • Meanwhile, gold costs are hovering beneath $1,800 per ounce, falling 6.5% in 2021.
  • Panigirtzoglou pointed to “the failure of gold to respond in recent weeks to heightened concerns over inflation” as a potential driver of the return to bitcoin.
  • Gold is usually seen by traders as a hedge towards inflation because of the notion it protects buying energy and the power to supply protection throughout market turmoils.

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