The cryptocurrency market is volatile and highly unpredictable. Most people who invest in it are risking their money.
A way to short bitcoin is to sell BTC futures contracts. This means that you need to buy a contract for the future delivery of bitcoin at a future date, but with an agreed-upon price today. When the contract expires, you’ll either get bitcoin or your money back, depending on the price of bitcoin at that time.
There are also hedge funds, which invest in a variety of financial products and therefore have similar investment strategies. For example, there is the value-based ETF fund, which invests in companies that:
- generate income through dividends or interest payments;
- pay variable dividends or interest payments (i.e., change their payment every quarter or annual cycle);
- offer dividends or interest payments that are based on the amount of stock they issue;
- have a market capitalization in excess of $100 million.
Bitcoin futures have grown in popularity as a result of their ability to help investors access leverage that they cannot obtain through conventional means. This leverage, however, is subject to market conditions and the whims of stakeholders. As such, it is unclear whether bitcoin futures are cost-effective or if they provide an adequate amount of exposure.