The S&P 500 value has dipped over 10% in the past week, its highest weekly loss since the global financial crisis in 2008, raising huge concern across the financial world. Gold on the other hand is on a steady rise as an ounce of gold hit a nine-year high of $1,690 USD earlier in the week. While the former has presented unprecedented gains prior to the sharp fall over the week, the latter asset is continuing to make its case as the go-to store of value (SoV) for investors.
Equities down 1-3%.
In extreme circumstances, almost everything but treasuries gets dumped. Feels like 2008. pic.twitter.com/0oFiloHrrk
— Alex Krüger (@krugermacro) February 28, 2020
In any SoV discussion, Bitcoin (BTC) has become a common conversation and the recent volatile moves in BTC’s market is a factor that a number of analysts are debating. After briefly dropping below the $8,500 USD, questions were raised on BTC’s actual use as a store of value.
Stocks falling, where will the money move to?
Over the past, three month, the world has been fighting off the Corona Virus epidemic that has affected financial markets in equal proportion as the S&P 500 witnessed its lowest fall since the GFC in 2008. The stock market falling has seen a number of investors looking at alternative assets across the board with money flowing into gold and commodity markets.
All eyes were on the stock market this week with S&P500 experiencing its worst weekly drop since the GFC of 2008 – the year Bitcoin was created pic.twitter.com/SixUhr0X8A
— skew (@skewdotcom) February 28,