Bitcoin's Place in Austrian Economic Thought

Mark Valek, fund manager and partner at Incrementum AG, joins Ash Bennington, Real Vision senior editor, to discuss Austrian Economics, gold, and how Bitcoin fits into the Austrian school of thought. Valek dives deeply into the relationship between gold and Bitcoin and how investors can utilize this relationship within their portfolio. He explains how his company approaches these two assets in a way that reduces volatility and makes them complementary. Valek also briefly touches on the use cases for Bitcoin as a digital gold and the emergence of other crypto assets such as Ethereum. Filmed on November 3, 2020. Key Learnings: Bitcoin may be a very young asset, but it can be used within a portfolio strategically to capture upside while rebalancing it with an asset like gold to reduce volatility over time. Valek walks through his investment thesis for Bitcoin, how it’s very similar to that of gold, and how Bitcoin and gold both fit into the Austrian school of thought.

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