Guggenheim CIO Says Institutional Demand Not There to Sustain Bitcoin Above $30K

Scott Minerd, chief investment officer of the multi-billion dollar investment firm Guggenheim Partners, believes bitcoin may struggle to stay above $30,000.

In an interview with Bloomberg Television on Wednesday, Minerd said he didn’t think bitcoin‘s institutional investor base was “big enough” or “deep enough” to justify its current valuation. The comments come weeks after he publicly declared bitcoin’s price should be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

“Right now, the reality of the institutional demand that would support a $35,000 price or even a $30,000 price is just not there,” he said.

Recently, a JPMorgan analyst said a bearish outlook could be triggered if bitcoin failed to claw its way back over $40,000, leading to steeper losses in the mid-term.

Starting in mid December, the price of bitcoin soared 110% from $20,000 to $42,000 over a two week period. Since Jan. 9, 2021 bitcoin’s price has fallen 25% and is changing hands for around $30,960 at press time.

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