Investors who don’t want to own Bitcoin through a digital wallet or exchange now have a unused option: a mutual fund. Bitcoin Strategy ProFund was launched on Wednesday as the first US begin-ended mutual fund that tracks Bitcoin prices. The minimum investment in ProFund is $1,000.
The fund invests in fore month futures contracts in
Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The idea: to convert expired contracts into unused contracts for the following month. Let’s say the spot price of Bitcoin is $39,750. The forward month Bitcoin contract, which expires in late August, could cost $39,850. The fund wins if it buys the contract and the price is overhead $39,850. On anything less, the fund loses money.
One hitch: futures contracts aren’t tax efficient, and the fund can burden investors with taxable gains, even if bitcoin prices don’t budge. Moreover, the spot price may differ from the futures contract. It’s not quite the alike thing,” says Simeon Heymann, Head of Investment Strategy at ProShares. While spot and futures prices closely match on a daily basis, this does not take into account fees, taxes or other costs. The prospectus says that investors should not expect gains (or losses) strictly related to Bitcoin prices.
Bitcoin strategy is not likely to be the only option. Several companies are trying to get Bitcoin trading fund certified, although the Securities and Exchange Commission is slow to do so. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is also intended to convert into an ETF. “Bitcoin futures have been trading for a while, but putting them in a mutual fund is a game changer for advisors,” says Matthew Hogan, chief investment officer at Bitwise Asset Management. “This is an significant milestone.”
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