Former Goldman CIO Urges Tesla to Get Out of Bitcoin as Stock Plunges 30 Percent

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Thu, 03/04/2021 - 19:15
Alex Dovbnya
Tesla should dump its Bitcoin to its regain positive momentum, according to former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Black
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Former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Black, who has served as the chief investment officer of the bank's asset management unit, says that Tesla could reignite its fading momentum by getting out of its Bitcoin position in a recent tweet.

He is certain that the e-car manufacturer should use the cash from this sale to authorize a stock buyback.

While claiming that such a decision would find overwhelming support among Tesla’s shareholders, Black concedes that the company is “highly unlikely” to do away with its cryptocurrency trove.

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Bitcoin has nothing to do with Tesla’s rout 

Tesla’s stock has plunged over 30 percent since its announced $1.5 billion purchase on Feb. 8. 

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However, its sell-off obviously has nothing to do with the cryptocurrency that has already made it more profits than a whole year of car sales. In fact, all top electric vehicle stocks are under severe pressure as of now.

Stock market investors are currently concerned over rising bond yields that could threaten risk-on assets (particularly, such high-growth companies as Tesla). 

Bitcoin and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dived sharply after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that the central bank wouldn’t hike interest rates earlier today. 

The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield jumped above 1.5 percent earlier today following his speech. 

                                                                     
About the author

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.


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