Ethereum

Ethereum Returns vs S&P

-61.80%

Versus S&P

-21.10%

an hour ago

-61.80%

Versus S&P

-21.10%

an hour ago

6m High

6m Low

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Ethereum

$3,550.74

$979.83

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S&P 500

4,582.64

3,585.62

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Ethereum

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S&P 500

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Sources: ETH, SPX

In the Market

Buy individual shares of Coinbase (COIN), the largest exchange for Bitcoin and other altcoins (including Ethereum). Coinbase went public back in April 2021.

Highlights

Good For

High risk, High reward

Time Horizon

0-10 years

Diversification

Environmentally Friendly

Ethereum has outperformed the stock market more than 100x over since 2017, and it even outperformed Bitcoin in 2020 and 2021. However, its price has seen extreme fluctuations over the past four years, with a minimum annual return of -82.7% and a maximum annual return of 9159%. As the Ethereum blockchain continues to power a majority of the decentralized finance world, it has concrete value backing its rise to fame.

Did you Know

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    Ether (ETH) saw more growth in 2021 than even Bitcoin. If you'd invested $5,000 in ETH at the end of 2020, it would've become $27,700 by the end of 2021.

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    The majority of NFTs, decentralized applications, and stablecoins are built on Ethereum, and Overstock.com, PayPal, CheapAir.com, and the Dallas Mavericks all accept ETH as a form of payment.

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    In mid-2021, Ethereum began the process of cutting its energy consumption by 99.95%, making it more environmentally-friendly than Bitcoin.

Considerations

    Reasons to Invest

  • Ethereum is the most established blockchain and has real utility—it's home to most NFTs and started the wave of decentralized applications (dApps)

  • Ether (ETH) is the second biggest crypto coin by market capitalization, making it a safer bet when it comes to adding crypto to your portfolio

  • Growing acceptance as a form of payment

    Drawbacks

  • Cryptocurrency is highly volatile. While it's one of few assets that present the possibility to 10x or even 100x your money, you could also lose it all in a matter of days.

  • It's become increasingly easy to buy some of the most popular crypto coins and major exchanges, but there's still a level of technical knowledge required, especially when it comes to storing your coins.

  • There's always the possibility that hackers can steal your coins and you could lose your investment. While you can put additional measures in place to secure your coins better, this will require a higher level of technical knowledge.

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Capital Gains

Capital Gains

Crypto is considered property rather than currency for tax purposes, so it's taxed like stocks. This means you'll pay capital gains taxes on your short and long term gains the same way you would with stocks. Short term gains (assets held for a year or less) are taxed as income and long term gains (held for over a year) are taxed at the long term capital gains rate.

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