The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is outperforming gold exchange–traded funds (ETFs), a trend perhaps driven by institutional investors like family offices, according to a report by JPMorgan analysts that CoinDesk has obtained.
“This contract lends support to the idea that some investors that previously invested in gold ETFs such as family offices, may be looking at as an alternative to gold,” the analysts wrote in the Nov. 6 report.
The climb of the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust indicates it’s not just millennials driving demand for bitcoin, but institutional investors like family offices and asset managers, the analysts said. Grayscale is part of Digital Currency Group, CoinDesk’s parent company.
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The analysts noted, however, that the “sharp spike in prices this week appears to have taken bitcoin close to overbought levels” which could trigger a sell-off.
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