Jun 3, 2021 - Economy & Business

What crypto investors' risk appetite looks like

Data: Personal Capital; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

Crypto isn't just for high-risk YOLO traders any more.

How it works: Of the 2 million or so investors who have signed up to track their portfolios at Personal Capital, about 17,000 have also taken advantage of a trial program that allows them to manually input their crypto holdings.

  • By the numbers: The median amount of crypto held is $7,000, which works out to about 3.5% of the users' total investments.
  • Crypto holders do have slightly riskier investments overall, but not massively. While 30% are high-risk investors, another 20% fall into Personal Capital's relatively conservative "some risk" bucket.

The bottom line: At least some crypto investors seem to have embraced the idea that bitcoin and its digital brethren are conservative inflation hedges, rather than high-risk speculative investments.

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