When the Central Banks finally lose control of propping up the markets, will the BIG MONEY be made in owning gold, silver or crypto-currencies? This is the question many investors who are focused on “alternative assets”, outside the typical mainstream stock, bond and real estate markets, are asking.
Most investors who have been concerned about the massively inflated Bubble Markets and the Greatest Financial Ponzi Scheme in history, have been investing in gold and silver. However, a new kid on the block, called Bitcoin and the other crypto-currencies, have gained a lot of attention due to the huge increase in their prices over the past few months.
So, now many investors are wondering what to make of these extremely volatile crypto-currencies and if they are nothing more than purely speculative and gambling vehicles. This is a logical assumption based on the massive spike in many of their crypto-currency values.
That being said, Charles Hugh Smith wrote the following in his article, Projecting The Price Of Bitcoin:
The wild card in cryptocurrencies is the role of Big Institutional Money.
I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a projection of bitcoin’s price action going forward:
You see the primary dynamic is continued skepticism from the mainstream, which owns essentially no cryptocurrency and conventionally views bitcoin and its peers as fads, scams and bubbles that will soon pop as price crashes back to near-zero.
Skepticism is always a wise default position to start one’s inquiry, but if no knowledge is being acquired, skepticism quickly morphs into stubborn ignorance.
Bitcoin et al. are not the equivalent of Beanie Babies.Cryptocurrencies have utility value. They facilitate international payments for goods and services.
This was very interesting analysis done by Charles Hugh Smith who is one of the more bright minds in the alternative media community. I have watched Bitcoin out of the corner of my eye over the past few years, but have not placed much attention on the leading crypto-currency. However, as the price of Bitcoin and crypto-currencies have surged over the past several months, I decided to take a closer look… to see what all the hubbub was about.