What is Bitcoin? Is it a bubble? What should you do about it?
You have undoubtedly heard about the hot “cryptocurrency”, Bitcoin. But what is it? And what will become of it? Financial advisors, Mike Macco and Patrick Stoa discuss just that, as well as how criminals and governments feel about it and how it compares to our traditional monetary system.
Prior to making an investment decision, please consult with your financial advisor about your individual situation. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a very speculative investment and involves a high degree of risk. Investors must have the financial ability, sophistication/experience and willingness to bear the risks of an investment, ad a potential total loss of their investment. The prominent underlying risk of using bitcoin as a medium of exchange is that it is not authorized or regulated by any central bank. Bitcoin issuers are not registered with the SEC, and the bitcoin marketplace is currently unregulated. Securities that have been classified as Bitcoin-related cannot be purchased or deposited in Raymond James client accounts.