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Extraordinary Letter to Investors and Partners


Dear investors and partners,


In extraordinary circumstances, where environmental noises and personal impulses may lead to poor decision-making, Hashdex has the habit of addressing you to recall the principles we have always advocated for investing in crypto assets. This was the case during the crisis caused by the pandemic in 2020, the strong appreciation observed in early 2021, the adverse events recorded in 2022, and once again, now.

2023 has been very favorable to crypto assets; the Nasdaq Crypto Index rose over 130% and Spot Bitcoin ETF approvals on January 11 have accelerated the appreciation of crypto assets.Bitcoin has already accumulated over 50% appreciation this year and is approaching its all-time high, recorded in November 2021. Given this situation, it is natural that many investors feel tempted to increase their exposure to crypto assets and take further advantage of the appreciation trend.

Although we are very optimistic about the market outlook, caution is the friend of good investments, as we reminded in the letter written in January 2021, amidst a strong bull market:

"We reinforce here the two principles that we repeat almost like a mantra:

The first principle relates to the size of the allocation in crypto assets in your portfolio. We advocate that, for most risk profiles, the allocated percentage should be in the single digits, generally low. It is important that the allocation size be such that, even in an adverse scenario of a sharp decline, the investor feels comfortable keeping it. Furthermore, due to their very different fluctuations from traditional assets, crypto assets require more frequent portfolio rebalancing.

The second principle concerns the investment horizon. As tempting as it may be to seek quick profits when the market rises so rapidly, timing it is extremely difficult. At hashdex, we advise that investments in crypto assets should have multi-year timeframes. For example, those who invested in Bitcoin at the end of 2017 only saw a positive return at the end of 2020, three years later." 

It is indeed true that the main crypto assets have shown a substantial reduction in their volatility, which, all else being equal, allows for larger allocations within portfolios. Nevertheless, they continue to be a class with a high level of risk compared to traditional assets such as stocks. Therefore, we continue to prescribe diligent and responsible behavior regarding investments in crypto.


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