The Crypto Investment Calculator
How much will my crypto investments be worth in five years?
This is the question that everyone wants to know, especially those who follow our investing philosophy:
- Buy and hold bitcoin,
- Plus a small number of high-quality crypto assets,
- For 5+ years.
To get you started, we’ve created a new Crypto Investment Calculator: a downloadable Excel spreadsheet that will let you model how much your bitcoin and crypto could be worth in the future, given a starting investment and (optional) monthly investment.
Paid subscribers can download the Crypto Investment Calculator here.
“Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results”
Every old-school financial institution uses this phrase to cover their butts. They us it so much that now it’s lost all its meaning. A better way of saying it is this: “The future will look different from the past.”
In other words, don’t look at the spectacular growth of bitcoin this year, and assume next year will be the same. Every year is different, especially in the crypto world, where time moves at the speed of Miller’s planet.
Smart people like you understand this. There are no guarantees, especially in the crypto world. But it can be hard to get r/GetMotivated to start investing, unless you can imagine your future profits.
That’s why we created our Crypto Investment Calculator. It’s not a promise, it’s a model.
How the Crypto Calculator Works
Our downloadable spreadsheet takes the historical performance of our Blockchain Believers Portfolio, and projects it into the future. It lets you enter:
· A starting investment (anything from $100 to $100,000);
· A monthly contribution (whatever you can afford);
· And a timeframe (any number of years).
It’s not a prediction, it’s a model.
Everybody wants predictions. “What will the price of bitcoin be in five years?” (Don’t believe anyone who gives you price predictions — nobody knows.)
A model is better than a prediction, because a model lets us look at possible outcomes. Since our model works on the real-world performance of our Blockchain Believers Portfolio, it’s based on historical fact.
Again, the future will look different, but these numbers give you a starting point. And we hope they provide the inspiration you need to begin your crypto investment journey.
Thanks to Kevin Kelly for the original spreadsheet model, and Jami Segoria for making it interactive.
We hope this spreadsheet is the first step (or the next step) in building your long-term wealth. Download the Crypto Calculator here.
John Hargrave is the author of Blockchain for Everyone: How I Learned the Secrets of the New Millionaire Class, the bible of blockchain investing.