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Veteran Trader Peter Brandt Weighs in on Bitcoin’s Dominance over Gold

Wed, 29/05/2024 – 15:36

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Veteran trader Peter Brandt has recently spotlighted Bitcoin’s ongoing performance relative to gold, noting that while Bitcoin has been gaining ground, it has yet to surpass the highs it reached in 2021.

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Back in 2021, Bitcoin experienced a significant rally, reaching an all-time high of over $64,000 in April and then peaking again at nearly $69,000 in November. During these periods, Bitcoin’s performance against gold was particularly notable, with many analysts and investors drawing comparisons between the two assets as stores of value.

Fast forward to March 2024, when Bitcoin rose to $73,750 based on optimism surrounding the Bitcoin halving events and the introduction of Bitcoin ETFs. However, the cryptocurrency has yet to reclaim its previous peak against the traditional safe-haven asset.

Brandt pointed this out in a recent tweet, saying that on an inflation-adjusted basis and also in relationship to gold, Bitcoin has not penetrated the 2021 highs despite the halving and ETFs.

Bitcoin has been steadily outperforming gold in recent months, reflecting increasing investor confidence in the digital asset’s long-term value proposition. This is seen in the BTC/gold chart presented by Brandt, which highlighted Bitcoin’s strides in gaining ground against gold.

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However, despite the impressive performance, Bitcoin has yet to break the highs it achieved in 2021. Brandt highlighted the significance of Bitcoin surpassing its 2021 peak, saying “New highs are needed to confirm the bull trend.”

At the time of writing, BTC was down 0.4% in the last 24 hours to $67,670.

In ETF-related news, BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust has grown to become the world’s largest fund for the original cryptocurrency, with about $20 billion in total assets since its listing earlier this year.

According to Bloomberg data, the exchange-traded fund had $19.68 billion of the token on Tuesday, dethroning Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which had $19.65 billion.

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