Shocking! ‘Bitcoin Wins the Trade War’ as Chinese Investors Pile In

By CCN: Bitcoin is on a tear as the price of the flagship cryptocurrency has gone supersonic in 2019. It is widely believed that bitcoin’s remarkable rally is a result of booming institutional interest in the cryptocurrency, as investors are looking for alternative asset classes to park their funds at a time when the stock market is in turmoil and the global economy is on edge. But it looks like institutional buying isn’t the only catalyst driving bitcoin’s price. The Chinese are reportedly piling into bitcoin, believing it to be…

Bitcoin Proves to Be a Hedge to Investors During ‘Stressful Trade Wars’

By CCN: The U.S./China trade war stage has been set with no finale in sight, and the unlikely beneficiary appears to be bitcoin. While it’s still early days, the crypto is emerging as a viable global hedge. Travis Kling, CIO of crypto asset management firm Ikigai Asset Management, told TD Ameritrade the rally in crypto caught him by surprise considering “the increase in stress from what’s going on with the trade war.” He offered a possible catalyst for the gains, saying: “This is a hedge against irresponsibility from governments and…

22% of Institutional Investors Own Digital Assets

United States-based asset management firm Fidelity Investments released the results of a survey showing that 22% of institutional investors already own digital assets, in a press release published on May 2. The release claims that the firm surveyed 411 U.S. institutional investors among which 40% of respondents said that they are open to future investments in digital assets in the next five years. Furthermore, almost half (47%) of respondents said that they see a place for digital assets in their investment portfolios. Most investors (72%) prefer to buy crypto investment…

Bitcoin’s Evolving into the Stock Market Hedge Investors Crave

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Emerging Markets are Surging and Investors Could Send Bitcoin Moon-Bound

Emerging markets and their respective currencies are on the rise, which historically has had some correlation with the price of Bitcoin. According to Morgan Stanley, the global emerging markets benchmark is expected to rise by around 8 percent in 2019, primarily due to the increase in interest in the Chinese stock market following the optimistic prospect of the trade deal. Bitcoin Vs. Emerging Markets: What’s the Correlation? In August 2018, global macro analyst Peter Tchir said that during periods of emerging market stress, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a store of…

Bitcoin Investors Should Buy Post-Crash Dip Now, Says VC Chief

Venture capitalist Fred Wilson suggested that bitcoin investors buy the post-crash dip because there are a lot of exciting developments right now that make the crypto industry worth investing in. Wilson proffered the advice in a February 28 blog post: “We are in the post-crash cycle in crypto, and that has made the sector interesting to me again. Prices are way down and there is a lot of great work being done on projects we are invested in and projects we want to invest in.” That’s hardly controversial or earth-shattering…

Dow Surges 140 Points While Crypto Investors Reel after Bitcoin Blackout

The Dow barreled toward a 140 point gain on Monday after US President Donald Trump announced a delay to the US-China trade deadline. Cryptocurrency investors, meanwhile, were left searching for answers after the bitcoin price crashed below $3,715 just hours after pushing toward $4,200. Dow Sees Triple-Digit Climb, S&P 500 Looks to Jump Past 2,800 As of 8:41 am ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures had soared 157 points or 0.6 percent, implying a gain of 140.19 points at the open. Nasdaq futures outperformed with a 0.69 percent surge, while…

Fake Bakkt Website Emerges but Fails to Scam Crypto Investors

A new Bitcoin (BTC) scam website has emerged. Back in 2017, when the cryptocurrency market hit mainstream news, scam sites began blowing up. Since everyone was so desperate to get their hands on digital currency or invest in a project that could give them 10X the return, the scammers often won. Now, cryptocurrency investors are much more cautious, and this new fake Bakkt website was easily identified. Fake Bakkt Website Caught In August of 2018, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced Bakkt would be launched in late-January 2019. ICE currently operates…

From Bitcoin to Brexit, Here’s What Investors Need to Watch for in 2019

Is it possible that the US Federal Reserve’s decision to tighten its balance sheet contributed to bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency market losing steam in 2018? If so, what should crypto investors expect from the independently-run central bank in the future? Mati Greenspan, the senior market analyst at trading platform eToro, explored these and other questions in a wide-ranging webinar session on Tuesday. Fed’s Balance Sheet Reduction May Have Shaken Bitcoin Speaking on how even diverse asset classes can show correlation, Greenspan said that the Fed’s ongoing quantitative tightening program…

Bitcoin to End 2018 With 80% Drop, What Investors Can Expect in 2019

Following one of its biggest bull rallies in history to $19,500, Bitcoin (BTC) is set to end 2018 with an 80 percent drop from its all-time high. As Bitcoin enters 2019 with a bear market status having suffered a steep sell-off in December, what can investors expect in the first two quarters of 2019? Several Catalysts on the Horizon For Bitcoin In the first quarter of next year, Bakkt, a cryptocurrency liquidity provider and exchange operated by the New York Stock Exchange’s parent company ICE, is set to launch a…