Crypto adoption has reached a major milestone.
The first crypto-linked exchange-traded fund (ETF) has arrived in the U.S. market.
This is a BIG deal. Much bigger than people realize.
On October 20, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (NYSE: BITO) opened for trading.
It saw over $1 billion in volume on the first day.
That makes BITO’s debut the second-most actively traded ETF launch in history.
Investors clearly want exposure to crypto.
The price of bitcoin rallied over 60% ahead of the event. And it wasn’t just bitcoin…
The crypto market hit a new all-time high on launch day, surpassing $2.6 trillion.
Although BITO is good for the crypto market, DON’T BUY IT.
Stay Away From BITO
For starters, BITO doesn’t even invest in bitcoin…
Rather, it invests in futures that track the price of bitcoin.
Futures ETFs hold contracts that are close to expiration.
As the contracts are set to expire, the ETF manager must sell them and buy new contracts.
And in the case of bitcoin futures, the new contracts are more expensive.
Since the ETF repeatedly does this, its return will likely lag bitcoin’s return.
In that case, it’s smarter to buy bitcoin through an exchange like Coinbase or Binance.
A Development Nonetheless
I’m not a fan of BITO. But its arrival on the New York Stock Exchange indicates something important…
Regulators are open to crypto ETFs.
I expect BITO will be the first of many crypto-linked ETFs.
An ETF that buys bitcoin directly is likely not far off.
And after that, Ethereum and other crypto ETFs will follow.
When that happens, ETF managers will be in a buying frenzy.
New money will create massive demand and higher prices for cryptos.
Here are two more reasons why crypto ETFs are a game-changer.
1. New Investors Are Coming
Certain investors can’t get exposure to cryptos.
And some institutions still can’t buy crypto directly.
But restrictions on ETFs are generally much more relaxed.
This opens the door for new investors to gain exposure to crypto.
2. ETF Managers Are Forced to Buy
ETFs are generally passive investing vehicles that track an investment or group of investments.
When more money comes into the ETF, the fund manager has to buy more of whatever the fund tracks.
This forced buying creates momentum.
Researchers have found that for every $1 that goes into an ETF, the value of the fund’s investments increases by $4.
This sends prices higher FAST.
Now Is the Time to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptos
With new developments emerging every day, now is the time to buy cryptos.
You want to buy before new ETFs launch, not afterward.
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