- Bitcoin remains up over 100% in the past six weeks despite the ongoing correction.
- Many think that BTC will continue higher in the weeks ahead.
- One market economist is bearish on Bitcoin, though.
- He says that the cryptocurrency is likely extremely overvalued at current valuations, arguing that it could be the biggest bubble in markets right now.
BITCOIN LIKELY IN BUBBLE PHASE, ARGUES CNBC GUEST
Even after a correction from $34,000 to $32,500, Bitcoin remains up over 100% in the past six weeks. The cryptocurrency traded at new all-time highs on Friday as institutional capital continued to flow into BTC.
Yet not everyone is convinced that the market will continue to shoot higher.
“Based on our [stock market] valuation work, we are anywhere from 20% to 30% overvalued based on a whole bunch of different metrics.”
“The parabolic move in bitcoin in such a short time period, I would say for any security, is highly abnormal.”
Despite his skepticism about Bitcoin, he did say that he remains a gold bull. He noted that the precious metal has around 20% the volatility that Bitcoin does and may make it a better safe-haven asset as a result.
MANY BEG TO DIFFER
Although not entirely representative of current price action, Grayscale’s Bitcoin Trust added over 12,000 BTC on December 22nd.
In late December, MicroStrategy confirmed that it had acquired around $650 million worth of BTC from the open market. That buy is now up by over around $300 million, complementing its existing holdings in the leading cryptocurrency.
Travis Kling, the founder of Ikigai, commented on Bitcoin’s price action on December 26th:
“It’s rapidly becoming clear that the pain trade in #Bitcoin is much higher. It’s apparent that institutions are coming in w/ big checks. Much of that capital still has to “get through docs” and ‘investment committee’. They thought they’d buy $20k. They’ll be lucky to buy $30.”
It's rapidly becoming clear that the pain trade in #Bitcoin is much higher.
It's apparent that institutions are coming in w/ big checks. Much of that capital still has to "get through docs" and "investment committee".
They thought they'd buy $20k. They'll be lucky to buy $30.
— Travis Kling (@Travis_Kling) December 26, 2020
Whether or not this upward price action continues, though, remains to be seen for the time being