Breaking the Old Mold: Bitcoin Takes Center Stage
A groundbreaking study led by BlackRock examined Bitcoin’s performance from July 2010 to December 2021, analyzing it as a standalone asset class. The study emphasized an optimal BTC allocation of an astonishing 84.9% in a standard 60-40 portfolio (60% equities and 40% bonds) with a fixed risk aversion parameter of γ = 1.50. In this setup, the remaining 15.1% was suggested to be divided between equities and bonds in a 60-40 ratio.
Renowned Bitcoin analyst and trader Michael van de Poppe shared the highlights of this asset allocation study on his social media, bringing the substantial implications of this strategy to the forefront of the cryptocurrency investment community.
Analysts at Blackrock state that an optimal risk portfolio includes 84% of #Bitcoin.
Yet, you think we'll go to $12K.
I'll just buy more. pic.twitter.com/3oHRSwppiR
— Michaël van de Poppe (@CryptoMichNL) July 26, 2023
Burning the Bitcoin Candle: Experts Weigh In
Joe Burnett, from leading Bitcoin solutions company Blockware, supported this audacious allocation strategy. He predicted a value surge in BTC to unprecedented levels if global investors adopt BlackRock’s recommendation. “If total global wealth is approximately $800 trillion today, Bitcoin would be valued at $190 million per coin,” Burnett postulated.
Despite the inherent volatility of BTC, BlackRock’s report spotlights its pronounced positive skewness. This characteristic underscores the attractiveness and potential dominance of Bitcoin in utility functions, thereby making large allocations to the digital asset incredibly appealing.
Bitcoin Spot ETFs: The Race Is On
On another front, BlackRock’s application for a Bitcoin spot Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) set the crypto market abuzz. A similar move by investment firm Invesco and other major Wall Street firms like Fidelity played a critical role in the subsequent price spike of Bitcoin above the $30,000 level.
Though the SEC initially found the spot ETF filings inadequate, the quick rectification and resubmission underscored the escalating institutional acceptance of cryptocurrencies as viable investment assets. The imminent approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF could potentially trigger another price rally, reminiscent of the fivefold increase in gold price after the first ETF in 2004, thanks to the global presence of BlackRock’s financial advisors.
What is the optimal Bitcoin allocation in an investment portfolio according to BlackRock?
According to a study by BlackRock, the optimal Bitcoin allocation in a 60-40 portfolio (60% equities and 40% bonds) is 84.9%.
How could BlackRock’s allocation strategy influence Bitcoin’s value?
If the global wealth investors follow BlackRock’s suggested allocation, Bitcoin’s value could potentially surge to unprecedented levels, speculated to be $190 million per coin.
What is the status of BlackRock’s Bitcoin spot ETF application?
After a temporary setback due to an initial rejection by the SEC, BlackRock rectified and resubmitted its application for a Bitcoin spot ETF. The financial world eagerly awaits the SEC’s response.