Published on: February 17th, 2021 • Duration: 56 minutes
Jim Roppel, founder at Roppel Capital Management, joins Mark Ritchie II, CIO and managing partner at RTM Capital Advisors, to discuss Roppel’s experience in investing, his bullishness on crypto, and comparisons of crypto to growth stocks. Roppel walks through his career as an investor and trader in traditional markets, touching on some of his early experiences selling penny stocks and integrating a more rigorous selection criteria to his investment technique. He believes that the Fed’s monetary easing due to the pandemic is one of the primary reasons people should be bullish on assets like crypto. Roppel says that crypto will revolutionize the way we live, having as great or even greater impact than the internet, but that it is still young and premature as most people don’t yet understand it. He explains that the primary group investing in the space are the mavericks, who are the hands-on developers of the technology, and that the big money has only started to pay attention to the crypto markets. Filmed on February 9, 2021.
Key Learnings: Crypto markets are similar to that of growth stocks—with higher risks but potentially higher reward. The primary investors in the space seem to be those that are extremely tech-savvy with robust understanding of the technology that supports cryptocurrencies and the sector as a whole. Large institutions such as pension funds are much more risk averse and have only started to pay attention to crypto markets recently. This implies that there is much more room to grow as they begin to invest seriously into crypto assets.