FLOWS INTO ETFS AND LONG TERM RETURNS ON BITCOIN ARE STAGGERING. MATT HOUGAN IS AN EXPERT ON BOTH

April 3, 2020

One of the biggest trends in investing in recent years has been the migration of investment dollars into exchange-traded funds and out of traditional mutual funds. The numbers are staggering.

This week’s guest had the foresight and guts to get involved in ETFs in their early stages and more recently cryptocurrencies which are still in their development phase. We are going to get his update on both. He is Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management, a cryptocurrency asset manager. Hougan describes it as the “crypto equivalent of an S&P 500 fund.”

He also is Chairman of Inside ETFs where he was CEO until joining Bitwise. Inside ETFs is the world’s largest ETF education and events company.

He will give us advice on investing dos and don’ts in both investment vehicles.

WEALTHTRACK Episode #1640; Originally Broadcast on April 03, 2020

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MATT HOUGAN

HAVE AT LEAST ONE ASSET THAT IS NOT CORRELATED TO THE STOCK MARKET

ADD SOME GOLD TO YOUR PORTFOLIO

    LARGE AND ESTABLISHED GOLD ETFS:

  • SPDR GOLD SHARES ETF (GLD)
  • ISHARES GOLD TRUST ETF (IAU)

    CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

  • 3 MONTH TREASURY BILLS AND OTHER TREASURY SECURITIES
  • CAN PURCHASE TREASURY SECURITIES DIRECTLY FROM U.S. TREASURY AT TREASURYDIRECT.GOV

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CRYPTO ALLOCATION

  • Allocate 2% of the portfolio to cryptocurrencies
  • Improves risk-adjusted returns
  • Rebalance regularly to keep position small

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ETF FAILURE

ETF expert Matt Hougan says ETFs have failed investors in one notable area, socially responsible investing. He says we now have the technology to solve the problem.


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