Galaxy Digital founder Mike Novogratz shared what an ideal investment portfolio would look like for a young and high-risk tolerance investor during an interview with Bloomberg Wealth, saying that he’d invest in the Chinese giant Alibaba, silver, gold, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethe(ETH).
“If they were young and had a high-risk tolerance, I’d be buying Alibaba stock. I’d be buying silver, gold, Bitcoin and Ethereum. That’d be my portfolio,” he said in allusion to someone investing $100,000. For those with lower risk tolerance, he recommended allocating only 30% of a portfolio in the example, with the remaining 70% in bonds and perhaps index funds.
Novogratz’s bullish stance on Bitcoin received a boost from BlackRock's application for a spot Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) in June. In his opinion, the application was the biggest Bitcoin development of 2023.
“The most important thing that happened this year in Bitcoin is Larry Fink.”
Fink, the billionaire CEO of BlackRock, was initially a “nonbeliever,” Novogratz said.
“Now he says, ‘Hey, this is going to be a global currency. People around the world all trust it.’ He got ‘orange-pilled,’ as we say. Orange pill is when you take a nonbeliever, and you make them a believer in Bitcoin.”
BlackRock's push into Bitcoin is part of an adoption cycle, according to Novogratz, which could lead the price of Bitcoin to reach new highs, especially if the Federal Reserve starts cutting interest rates.
Also commenting on the recent decision in Ripple's case vs. the Securities and Exchange Commission, in which Ripple’s XRP (XRP) token has been partially classified as a security, Novogratz stated that the decision was a victory for the crypto industry as it proves that “the rules are nothing close to clear.”