|Alma mater||Pennsylvania State University (electrical engineering), Rowan University (engineering)|
Lyn Alden Schwartzer, known to many simply as Lyn Alden, is an investment researcher who is the founder and content creator of Lyn Alden Investment Strategy. Serving tens of thousands of readers, her dedicated newsletter, delivered six times per week, covers investment opportunities across macro assets, including cryptocurrency. Schwartzer’s background is in engineering and finance, while investment research has been a further interest over the past 15 years. She makes regular appearances in the media and has an active Twitter presence
With Bitcoin and stocks on the rise throughout 2020, Schwartzer’s investment expertise saw continued demand. At the same time, her media contributions began to focus increasingly on the economic phenomena that characterized the year, among them the weakness of the U.S. dollar and the reentry of Bitcoin into mainstream consciousness on both the institutional and retail levels. Ria Bhutoria, director of research at Fidelity Digital Assets, named Schwartzer her “favorite Bitcoin bull of 2020.”
With momentum behind cryptocurrency only accelerating in 2021, Schwartzer will likely see interest in understanding investment opportunities to continue growing. A current concern is the possibility of upcoming legal hurdles in the United States, where lawmakers seek to impose questionable monitoring and identification requirements on cryptocurrency companies and wallet holders. At the same time, as stocks continue their record-breaking climb amid ongoing dollar weakness, Cointelegraph predicts Schwartzer will have a lot to talk about.
Regarding Bitcoin, Schwartzer remains bullish for the year but notes that compared with its lows in March 2020 and April 2020, its price is still up over fivefold at the start of 2021. Thus, at the time of writing, she believes that the largest cryptocurrency is “overbought” in the near term and advises investors to check their volatility risk management for the coming year. A more sober outlook is reserved for Ether, the largest altcoin, which Schwartzer compares to the now-defunct supersonic airliner Concorde. Despite its technological prowess, Ethereum as a network may fail to bring its solutions to the mainstream in an appropriate manner. Instead, she says, it may end up “weighed down by its own complexity and lack of broad economic use.”