Examining the Uncertainty of Cryptocurrency’s Value in the New Year
For almost half a decade, the performance of hedge funds had been outstanding as it always outpaced other options in the markets. Most of the same period also saw different cryptocurrencies being regarded as almost compulsory. China also began to be in the driver’s seat with regards to global growth.
A little recently, at the beginning of 2018, not a lot changed. With regards to the aforementioned, hedge funds were still doing very well, Bitcoin was valued at about $13,700 and China, although decelerated a bit, still waxed very strong. Conversely, before the year ran out, things had changed quite considerably.
Most economic analysts did not foresee the end of 2018 as it happened. For example, economies in the United Kingdom were significantly affected by all the drama that accompanied Brexit. There was also a bit of a trade tussle between the United States and China which further reduced China’s hitherto steady advancement.
It was also difficult for anyone to have predicted that the S&P would outpace hedge funds by as much as 95% or that, quite shockingly, a Bitcoin would drop to a value of about $3700 from the $13,700 at the beginning of the year.
What really is the Way Forward?
Now that 2019 has started and is in its early days, stakeholders and investors the world over, are a bit confused as to how to move forward and where they can get proper value and returns for their numerous investments.
Interest rates in both Europe and the United States have dwindled so much that to most of them, it’s no longer a worthy investment. Also, even a large establishment like Apple began to record a steady drop in the sales of the iPhone and none of this was helped by the shutdown of the United States government.
Furthermore, the trade disagreement between the US and China has considerably weakened the US markets.
The Unsure Solution
Investors are now looking for many other ways to find returns on their investments. They are currently seeking out channels that are not very connected with the main markets so that they don’t suffer from the market volatility. As workable as this might sound in theory, no one has been able to figure it out satisfactorily.