Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Changes His Tune on Bitcoin

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Mon, 11/02/2020 - 19:35
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Alex Dovbnya
Hedge fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach sees Bitcoin as an inflation hedge
Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Changes His Tune on Bitcoin
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DoubleLine Capital LP CEO Jeffrey Gundlach admitted that he views Bitcoin as a good inflation hedge on today’s Rosenberg Research webinar

Gundlach is convinced that both Bitcoin and gold are capable of protecting investors against inflation. 

The two assets share a lot of similarities and are generally viewed as safe haven bets, which is why they are often lumped together.

According to the billionaire, diversifying into the yellow metal is a good way of tail risk hedging. 

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Bitcoin is still “a lie” 

Nevertheless, the prominent American investor said that he still doesn’t like the world’s largest cryptocurrency.

As reported by U.Today, Gundlach dismissed Bitcoin as “a lie” in his October interview with Business Insider. He particularly criticized the flagship crypto for its lack of anonymity.

“I prefer things that I can put in the trunk of my car. I prefer my Mondrian on the wall to a digital entry that has the same value.”

A prescient call

Despite not being keen on Bitcoin from a technical perspective, Gundlach remains bullish on the flagship crypto. In early 2020, he predicted that it could surge to  $15,000 by the end of 2020:

“I think Bitcoin's going to go higher in the near-term. I think it could go as high as $15,000 in 2020.”

This call came close to translating into reality on Oct. 31 with BTC soared to $14,100, its highest level since January 2018. 

In December 2017, when Bitcoin was in the middle of a massive bubble, Gundlach criticized those who were throwing around $1 mln predictions on CNBC.  

 “You are getting to a point when you are trying to get notoriety for how high a prediction you can make.”

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.