Bitcoin enthusiasts generally aren’t known as conservative mom-and-pop type investors. One look at this chart and it’s pretty clear the kind of stomach it takes to play the game:
But popular bitcoin analyst PlanB suggests that the long-touted approach of dollar-cost averaging — investing with a specific sum of cash at regular intervals regardless of price fluctuations — can smooth out the gut-wrenching peaks and valleys and deliver a tidy profit in the process.
He told his 109,000 followers on Twitter
that his model has resulted in reliable profits historically and “could easily” net a 70% return going forward.
In other words, buy in, wait and sell out. That goes against the bitcoin mantra of “HODL,” but it also represents a perhaps less risky way to get in on the crypto action.
“It doesn’t really matter much because the (historical) odds are 9 to 1 that you earn a positive return,” PlanB said in response to someone questioning when to start the process.
Investing in those steady increments is easily accomplished on Jack Dorsey’s Square, which allows automatic purchases of bitcoin
in repeating cycles.
According to Cointelegraph, a $10 weekly purchase of bitcoin over the past three years would have returned 65% — $1,570 would turn into $2,588 to easily outpace the stock market.
Meanwhile, bitcoin continues to enjoy a strong 2020, rallying some 35% compared with declines on the S&P 500
and Dow Jones Industrial Average