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Bitcoin Overtakes Gold in Investor Portfolios, JPMorgan Report Reveals

According to a report from JPMorgan Bank, Bitcoin has officially surpassed Gold in terms of allocation in investor portfolios. Analysts at the bank note that the leading cryptocurrency’s allocation is now 3.7 times larger than that of gold. This surge in portfolio allocation is attributed to the approval and performance of Spot Bitcoin ETFs.

Moreover, analysts suggest that the inflows of BTC from these funds indicate a strong possibility of the Bitcoin ETF market reaching a remarkable $62 billion, surpassing gold. Bitcoin has experienced a bullish start to 2024, reaching all-time highs. This surge in BTC has also boosted the entire crypto market, with increased trading volume and prices, showcasing investor interest in digital assets.

In February, the crypto market saw a significant increase in overall capitalization, rising by over 40% month-to-month to $2.2 trillion. Grayscale and BlackRock’s Bitcoin ETFs dominated BTC trading, accumulating over $2 billion for multiple consecutive days.

JPMorgan’s analysis also highlights the strong performance of both Bitcoin and gold investments in February. Both retail and institutional investors have shown interest in both assets this year, without significantly shifting from one to the other. “Private investors and individuals have favored both gold and bitcoin year-to-date,” noted analysts led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou.

On Friday, Bitcoin experienced a decline of over 5% during the Asian session, reaching a low of $66,629.96, before recovering some of its losses to trade 3.5% lower at the last recorded price. This followed stronger-than-expected U.S. inflation data, which tempered expectations regarding the timing and frequency of interest rate cuts by the Federal Reserve. While its bullish surge has moderated over the past week, Bitcoin continues to perform exceptionally well compared to previous years.

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