Billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones is buying bitcoin, Bloomberg reported Thursday.
The hedge fund manager said his fund may hold as much as a low single-digit percentage of its assets in bitcoin futures to help protect against a rise in inflation, according to the report.
Paul Tudor Jones is the founder and CEO of Tudor Investment Corp., which managed $38.4 billion as of March 30, according to data from the SEC.
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones is buying bitcoin, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.
Jones told his clients in a market outlook note that he believes bitcoin will serve as a hedge against a jump in inflation he thinks is coming, due to central banks printing money and sharply expanding their balance sheets amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Jones said bitcoin “reminds him of the role gold played in the 1970s,” according to the report.
“The best profit-maximizing strategy is to own the fastest horse. If I am forced to forecast, my bet is it will be Bitcoin,” Jones said in the client note.
One of Jones’ funds, Tudor BVI, may hold as much as a low single-digit percentage of its assets in bitcoin futures.
Jones is the founder and CEO of Tudor Investment Corp., a hedge fund that managed $38.4 billion as of March 30, according to data from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Bitcoin traded up as much as 6.5% on Thursday to $9,911.