By his personal admission, Lee Cooperman nonetheless doesn’t perceive Bitcoin (BTC), regardless of its being up greater than 300% since early December 2017.
Talking to CNBC on Thursday, the billionaire investor alluded to individuals his age having a tough time understanding Bitcoin, adding:
“I’d be very cautious with Bitcoin; I don’t assume it makes quite a lot of sense and if you’re nervous in regards to the world, gold — to me — can be a greater place to retailer worth.”
Cooperman’s statements on Thursday are in step with earlier feedback about Bitcoin. Again in December 2017 when BTC was on a bullish value advance, Cooperman expressed his confusion about BTC.
Earlier in 2021, Cooperman acknowledged in an interview with Bloomberg surveillance that “On NFTs, bitcoin, stuff like that — I am too previous. I do not perceive that stuff. It is loopy to me. It is not sensible. I am a meat-and-potatoes man, a shares man.”
The Omega Advisors chairman additionally seemingly forged doubts on whether or not Bitcoin may grow to be a world forex, stating that it was not within the curiosity of the USA to advertise an alternative choice to the U.S. greenback.
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Cooperman’s argument that gold is a greater retailer of worth over Bitcoin flies within the face of their respective performances during the last decade.
Whereas Bitcoin has delivered over 300,000% returns within the final decade, gold’s 10-year returns lately flipped detrimental. As of the time of writing, gold’s 10-year price-performance sits at detrimental 3%.
As beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Mike McGlone has mentioned that Bitcoin is about to exchange gold.