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Is the future of Bitcoin bright?
The price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed in recent months. From a low of USD$4,000 in mid-March last year, the price of the world's first and most famous cryptocurrency has risen by nearly 900%, despite a nearly 30% correction recently. This dramatic increase has understandably raised interest from investors across the globe.
Should I buy?
Many people are asking themselves whether they should invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Our general thoughts are: While we wouldn’t rule out further price increases, we’re somewhat sceptical of any essential real-world use cases, which makes it hard to estimate a fair value for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. We are also cognizant of the real risk of one losing one’s entire investment. Investors in cryptocurrencies must therefore limit the size of their investments to an amount they can afford to lose. We also suggest thinking about an exit strategy.
Indeed, prices could continue to climb in the near term given strong price momentum, the potential for further institutional adoption, huge media and social media attention, and the mindset that limited supply will translate into higher prices. But there is nothing stopping future cryptocurrencies—whether launched by a private initiative or by public authorities—from overtaking Bitcoin and other current cryptocurrencies in popularity.
The entry barriers to this market are low, as is evident from the more than 4,000 cryptocurrencies currently listed on coinmarketcap.com. Early success does not guarantee future success. Netscape and Myspace are examples of network applications that enjoyed widespread popularity but eventually disappeared. There is little in our view to stop a cryptocurrency's price from going to zero when a better designed version is launched or if regulatory changes stifle sentiment.
Last, we note an increase in regulatory attention, following the surge in prices and market capitalization. In the UK, the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) decided to ban the sale of certain crypto-derivatives to retail consumers, and we wouldn’t be surprised if regulators elsewhere soon follow suit. As cryptocurrencies have become a much bigger asset class in 2020, the impact they can have on financial stability has grown, which makes them more relevant for regulators.
Gold Climbs as Dollar Weakens
Gold and copper surged as the dollar weakened amid signs that interests rates may remain low, boosting inflation expectations as Joe Biden begins his first day as U.S. president.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot index extended declines for a third straight day on Wednesday, supporting prices of commodities priced in the greenback. Stocks rose and bond yields tied to inflation expectations held gains from Tuesday, when Biden’s Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen said that a slew of state spending was needed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, while playing down concerns about the debt it creates.
“Precious metals were supported above all by a weaker U.S. dollar, which fell further on the back of renewed strength for stock markets,” Fawad Razaqzada, a market analyst at Think Markets, said in a note. “The path of least resistance is now to the upside again,” with gold trading above last week’s high and finding support above its 200-day moving average, he said.
Yellen’s Tuesday testimony was key in weakening the dollar while lifting gold and base metal prices, according to Commerzbank analysts Carsten Fritsch and Daniel Briesemann. Copper had additional support on signs of greater risk appetite, the bank said. Industrial metals have been helped by expectations of increased Chinese and U.S. demand as Covid-19 vaccines continue to be be distributed and economies recover, ramping up spending on raw goods.
“The metals prices are supported by the further rising stock markets, which express the high risk appetite of market participants,” Briesemann said. “This is fed by hopes that economic life will return to normal with the vaccinations that have now begun.”
Biden became the 46th U.S. president in Wednesday’s inaugural ceremony that unfolded under heavy security after weeks of tumult and unrest stoked by Donald Trump. Next, traders will be looking toward the president’s ability to pass his economic stimulus plans through Congress, which would fuel another surge in metals demand in the U.S., the second-largest metals consumer after China.
“All else being equal, a Biden presidency supported by control of the House and Senate, ought to be very favorable for gold,” Bryan Slusarchuk, chief executive officer of Fosterville South Exploration Ltd., said in an email.
With Democratic leaders pushing for nearly $2 trillion in stimulus, there are “very big signals that the proverbial kitchen sink is about to be thrown at an effort to prop up a fragile economy, an effort that may have short-term impact but in the long term will cause further pain and ultimately will be negative for the U.S. dollar and positive for gold,” Slusarchuk said.