Article: JPMORGAN EYEING BITCOIN’S CONTANGO, RELEASES BULLISH REPORT

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JPMORGAN EYEING BITCOIN’S CONTANGO, RELEASES BULLISH REPORT

DYLAN LECLAIR, 10 April 2021

In a report titled “Why Is The Bitcoin Futures Curve So Steep?” JPMorgan Chase analysts examined the growing futures and derivatives market surrounding bitcoin, provided insights as to why the contango is so steep and explored what the future holds for the monetary asset as it becomes increasingly financialized.

Here are some of the highlights from the report. Continue reading “Article: JPMORGAN EYEING BITCOIN’S CONTANGO, RELEASES BULLISH REPORT”

Article: Morgan Stanley backs Bitcoin for 12 mutual funds

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Morgan Stanley backs Bitcoin for 12 mutual funds

EXPLICA .CO, 02 April 2021

US investment bank Morgan Stanley has filed an update to its prospectus related to bitcoin (BTC) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institution applied for 12 of its funds to have exposure with the first cryptocurrency.

According to the bank, the funds would have indirect exposure to bitcoin in two ways: through cash-settled futures and through the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC), one of the world’s largest trusts focused on digital assets.

On the type of futures that funds can invest in, Morgan Stanley noted: “The only bitcoin futures that a fund can invest in are cash-settled bitcoin futures that are traded on listed futures exchanges. CFTC ‘.

In the document, the bank explains that the Selected funds will be able to invest up to 25% of their assets in bitcoin. The institution also stressed that this type of operation implies a risk of illiquidity since bitcoin futures are not traded so “intensely” because they are relatively new. Continue reading “Article: Morgan Stanley backs Bitcoin for 12 mutual funds”