Wolff of NYU found that only 22 percent of American households had $25,000 or more invested in the stock market as of 2010 down from 27 percent in 2001. “The share of households with any type of substantial holding is pretty minimal,” he says. Wall Street’s Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers Source: AR Magazine – Absolute Return + Alpha || Photo: Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Investors with small portfolios, minimal investing experience, and limited access to financial professionals are often hesitant to reenter a market after a sharp downturn. Typically, the person who takes advantage of a bull run is one “who has the money and the knowledge to look five to seven years down the road,” says David Richmond, founder and president of Richmond Brothers, an investment firm in Jackson, Mo. “If not, you get the pants scared off of you.” Another reason many people have been reluctant to jump back in has been the faint state of the economy. When people are struggling just to pay their mortgage, it’s hard for them to think about contributing to their 401(k), much less buying the latest initial public offering.

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PR Newswire Bitcoin transactions are similar to cash transactions in that the sender gives and the seller receives no third parties. This means companies like Visa, Mastercard , Western Union and Moneygram could have a lot to lose if bitcoin is successful. Related Link: Bitcoin Industry Growing Pains Create Risk For Investors The other big loser are regulators who have rules in place to prevent money laundering and to protect consumers. These rules are enforced through banks and payment processors. In pure bitcoin transactions, there are no companies to regulate. This means both regulators and big companies are potentially interested in having regulations that attempt to kill bitcoin or reduce its use.

4 Risks Bitcoin Must Overcome – Yahoo Finance

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VC Funding Boosts Global Growth For Berlin-Based Bitcoin Startup – Forbes

Albrecht, who has a background in economics and previously worked at Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank , said: Our main target borrowers are small businesses that have been operating for two or three years, or maybe longer and cannot get finance from a bank, possibly because they simply dont have access to a bank account, or they are a type of business that the banks typically do not lend to. It may take some time for bitcoin to be adopted by the mainstream small business world, but the interest being shown in promising bitcoin start-ups by the investment community is encouraging. Albrecht says: VCs are very careful and very discerning. First, they want to see a clear market opportunity, and it has to be significant.

Why Bitcoin’s Growth Should Explode – Yahoo Finance

When useful services roll out, bitcoin adoption should soar because it costs nothing for users to engage and close to nothing for platforms to become part of the ecosystem. But when will this happen? Useful services are currently being tested: remittances, tipping and notary services. As soon as one of those services (or something like them) becomes a best-in-class solution, bitcoin growth should explode to dominate that market.