Bitcoin has blindsided bankers and brokers alike, due to its ability to bring substantial and unheard of returns on investments made in the new, emerging financial technology. It’s been compared to a number of other financial assets, including tech stocks, and has been positioned as the digital version of gold.
However, returns made on other financial instruments and asset classes, even in the tech sector which has seen a “decade of incredible gains,” pales “in comparison to Bitcoin.”
Ever since December 2017 when Bitcoin came on the mainstream public’s radar, it has fallen steadily as much as 85% to where price bottomed back in December 2018 at around $3,100. It’s earned the first ever cryptocurrency a negative reputation for those that invested at the height of the hype bubble and got burned as a result.
For so many others, however, Bitcoin has been the most profitable of all investments, by far. In the last two years alone, much of which has been dominated by price decline in BTC price charts, the leading crypto by market cap easily bests the returns seen from gold, oil, and the S&P 500, according to Morgan Creek Digital co-founder Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano.
Two year returns:
S&P 500: 19.9%
The non-correlated, asymmetric nature of Bitcoin makes it imperative that every portfolio include some exposure to the digital currency. #GetOffZero
It’s interesting to see that Bitcoin rockets past tech stocks early on, only to experience a pull back during bear markets, allowing tech stocks to play catch up a bit. But Bitcoin still beats them all by far, and according to most crypto believers, it still has a very long ways to go before it ever reaches its full potential and value.
Bitcoin investors often point to upwards of $100,000 per BTC, to as much as millions of dollars, due to its scare supply and potential to become a replacement for the world’s currency and wealth. However, because Bitcoin isn’t yet well established, it very well could end up virtually worthless.