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‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ J. Belfort shares his crypto portfolio

‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ J. Belfort shares his crypto portfolio

Jordan Belfort, famously known as “The Wolf of Wall Street, is no stranger to the world of finance and investments. He became famous due to his participation in securities fraud and financial crimes during the 1990s.

However, in a recent conversation with Jason Raznick, CEO of Benzinga, Belfort shared his thoughts on some of the most attractive topics in the financial world today: Bitcoin (BTC), non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and penny stocks.

Bitcoin as “insanity mass delusion”

Initially skeptical, Belfort called crypto “insanity mass delusion.” However, his perspective has evolved, particularly regarding Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH). He acknowledges his past skepticism, attributing it to the manipulation in the early crypto markets.

While Belfort remains critical of many cryptocurrencies and projects, he now sees Bitcoin as an elegant solution, particularly as a store of value. His long-term belief in BTC aligns with the growing institutional interest, despite acknowledging the volatility and uncertainty surrounding it.

“I think Ethereum potentially has all these use cases. But that being said, I still don’t know what those use cases are. And I think that Bitcoin has really established itself right now, at least as we see from all of these rush to make, you know, from the bigger institutions to create ETFs. And there’s been a lot of institutional sponsorship coming in. And I think it’s a great leading indicator for Bitcoin, far less so for Ethereum. Yet I would. I definitely think Ethereum is legitimate. I don’t think Ethereum is a scam.”

Skepticism around NFTs

When it comes to non-fungible tokens, Belfort remains skeptical. He remembers receiving offers to create his own NFTs but ultimately chose not to proceed due to concerns about their long-term value.

“I never sold it. For example, I was offered, as you can imagine, many times to do wolf NFts, right? And I could have made a quick 20, $30 million off that, but I never did. I went very close to trying to, like, I would investigate it, I would get close to doing it. But then every time I got to the. To the end zone, I’d be like, I just don’t see how this is not going to be a disaster. In the end, it didn’t see a legitimate use case. You know, how would it maintain its value? And I saw other people, some very well respected people who made like 5100 million dollars.”

Despite witnessing individuals making millions from tokens, he questions the sustainability of these investments and warns against potential losses.

With the ongoing decrease in the value of NFTs and many traders being scammed, The Wolf of Wall Street previously called them out as money laundering schemes in which those naive were tricked by the wicked.

Do penny stocks hold potential?

As someone well-versed in the world of penny stocks, Belfort views the majority of penny stocks as “garbage”, primarily designed to benefit the issuers, not the investors. While acknowledging rare success stories, he warns against the inherent risks and manipulative practices in the market.

Belfort emphasizes the distinction between the stock price and the company’s fundamentals, stating that investors should prioritize a company’s fundamentals over its current stock price. He recommends avoiding risky bets on penny stocks and suggests spreading your investments out over a variety of stocks for the long term.

Index funds for long-term investing?

While acknowledging the potential of certain assets like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Belfort remains cautious, advocating for a prudent approach to investing. He suggests a long-term strategy centered on a low-cost S&P 500 index fund, stating:

“The vast majority of your money should be in an S&P 500 index fund that pays, you know, that you reinvest the dividends, that has a very low cost basis to it, and virtually no fees, like a vanguard fund or something like that. That’s where the bulk of your money should be.”

Looking ahead, Belfort promises to explore these concepts in greater detail within his upcoming book, “The Wolf of Investing.” His aim is to provide a roadmap for individual investors to navigate the complexities of Wall Street and potentially achieve superior returns.  

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