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In the view of the strategists at JP Morgan, sentiment around gold could dampen in the long-term if investors start moving their allocations away from gold and into cryptocurrencies.

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“The adoption of bitcoin by institutional investors has only begun, while for gold its adoption by institutional investors is very advanced.”

“Bitcoin only accounts for 0.18% of family office assets, compared with 3.3% for gold ETFs. This means that tilting the needle from gold to bitcoin would represent the transfer of billions in cash.”

“If this medium to longer-term thesis proves right, the price of gold would suffer from a structural flow headwind over the coming years,” wrote JP Morgan’s strategists.

However, “there’s a good chance that Bitcoin prices have overshot and gold is due for recovery.”