The famous libertarian, former Congressman and candidate to the US President, Ron Paul has launched a survey aimed to the clarification about the best investment option if one consider 10-year time span. The relevant poll was conducted in Twitter account of the Congressman and was framed as a number of answers to the such quiz: “A wealthy person gifts you $10,000. You get to choose in which form you’ll accept the gift. But there’s a catch: You must keep the gift in the form that you choose for 10 years without touching it. In which form would you accept the gift?”
The total number of unique votes was roughly 93,550 and 50% of them voted for Bitcoin as the best investment option. 37% voters preferred gold. These two assets are being praised by Ron Paul as the most fit safe havens for investors when they face collapsing financial markets. 11% of voters have chosen US 10-year Treasury bonds. This means that many respondents consider rather hedging strategy to invest than the pursuit for profit maximization. The annual yield for these papers is 3,12%. Only 2% have chosen Federal Reserve Notes as their preferred option.
Ron Paul’s thrust for cryptocurrencies and gold was backed by Kim Dotcom, beleaguered program developer, currently based in New Zealand, who claims that US dollar’s collapse is “imminent” and people have to save their wealth by buying Bitcoin and gold.