Portfolio Managers Cannot Keep Pace without Bitcoin in the Mix

If you are a money manager, your waking nightmare is a relplay of Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 when Bitcoin exploded into the year end mark for assets. If you were not long Bitcoin or an Alt-Coin you were at risk of losing investor capital as the media cycle rage for Bitcoin overwhelmed any investment you made during that fiscal investing year as a fiduciary.

An important real life observation in Q2 2019 is that most offering documents did not allow Crypto or Cannabis in the portfolio. While the investing cycle added Crypto and Cannabis as a legitimate/bankable/safe asset class. Normally this happens when the price explodes.

But now investors know both of these asset classes are considered high multiple growth investments, although they are eschewed by many in the investment world. Essentially what happens is that the portfolio manager becomes a phantom short if Bitcoin rallies. So far in 2019 Bitcoin has rallied 40% off the low, and this has PM’s seeking an investment that locks in to the performance of Crypto.

We fully expect Digital Currency, blockchain investments and the related industries that revolve around Bitcoin will be the best performing assets in 2019 and 2020, and we are not alone, the explosion of investment in these asset classes is similar to the 1996 Dot.com Boom.

Say hello to FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as we expect this to be an important contributing factor to Bitcoin prices rising above the $6000 level (currently trading $5200) and watching the Crypto Winter fade in the rearview mirror.

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Published by Steve Kanaval

Steve Kanaval: Portfolio Manager/Writer/ Market Analyst Steve began his career in the Trading Pits in Chicago making markets at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (NYSE:CME) the Chicago Board of Trade and the CBOE in the early 80's. He ran the Morgan Stanley Derivative Prop Trading for the firm specializing in Index Arbitrage. He continued his career as a Trader/Portfolio Manager for multiple Hedge Funds during the Internet Boom of the 90's managing large portfolios. Steve is known as an expert in MicroCap Technology Stocks and the emerging Digital Currency markets as a Portfolio Manager for his Family Office. Steve has managed portfolio's in volatile asset classes for 3 decades as a commodity trader, hedge fund manager and digital currency trader and miner. Steve publishes his views on the asset classes in a public forum and has published many articles simplifying these complex and volatile assets for readers. His work is published on multiple sites including Bloomberg, Equities.com, Hacked.com, CryptoCurrencyNews as a paid contributor. His work includes research, journalism and archived video on important market volatility related to stocks, digital currency and other volatile misunderstood asset classes. He offers a humorous, unique insight and the related back stories and drivers for readers interested in volatility and emerging market assets. Full disclosure Steve is long 25 digital currencies and sits on the board of multiple public companies involved in digital currencies, and owns shares in these companies from time to time.

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