Stable Gold May Act As A Hedge Against Crypto Volatility Says Top Gold Miner
The age-old safe haven asset is tangible, and crypto holders should consider having some gold, said Newcrest Mining Ltd. CEO Sandeep Biswas.
With the market capitalization of the overall cryptocurrency market reaching $1.5 trillion, one of the world’s leading gold miners recommends investors to buy the traditional safe-haven asset, gold.
“If you’re into cryptos, you want to consider having some gold,” Newcrest Mining Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Sandeep Biswas told Bloomberg following the Melbourne-based company’s earnings reported on Thursday. The precious metal, according to Biswas, “may act as a bit of a hedge against the volatility of cryptos.”
As we have seen since last year, Bitcoin as a digital gold narrative is gaining traction, which actually resulted in the leading cryptocurrency stealing some of the investment inflows from gold ETF products.
Price-wise, the bullion has been on a downtrend ever since, hitting its ATH around $2,075 in August 2020, while Bitcoin hit yet another ATH on Thursday at $49,000. Compared to Bitcoin’s 62.75% gains YTD, the yellow metal is actually down 3.68%.
This certainly heats up the debate whether the digital currency with a limited supply can erode gold’s appeal over time. According to Biswas, the two assets are distinct, and owning the stable gold would benefit crypto holders.
“Gold is a different class of investment,” Biswas said. “It’s a tangible asset: you can see it, you can touch it, you can feel it, you can mold it, you can make it into jewelry, whatever you want.”
While JPMorgan had said gold might suffer because of Bitcoin’s growing acceptance, Goldman Sachs Group believes both the assets can coexist despite the digital asset capturing some demand from the precious metal.