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RISK OF INVESTMENT IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES
Sylwester Kozak 1  
,   Seweryn Gajdek 2  
 
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Instytut Ekonomii i Finansów, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Polska
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Wydział Ekonomiczny, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Polska
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Sylwester Kozak   

Instytut Ekonomii i Finansów, Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie, Polska
Submission date: 2021-06-24
Final revision date: 2021-09-08
Acceptance date: 2021-09-09
Online publication date: 2021-09-30
Publication date: 2021-09-30
 
Economic and Regional Studies 2021;14(3):294–304
 
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Subject and purpose of work: Cryptocurrencies are a phenomenon that has been strengthening its place in the world of finance for over ten years and which is becoming a frequent investment tool. The aim of this study is to compare the level of risk measures of investments in the cryptocurrency market with investments in global capital markets in 2011-2020. Materials and methods: The study used the quotations of the analysed instruments. The level of risk was estimated using standard deviation and semi-standard deviation of daily logarithmic rates of return. Results: Investment in cryptocurrencies is more risky than in shares of the largest international companies. The level of risk decreases with the duration of the cryptocurrency presence on the market. Conclusions: Achieving extraordinary rates of return generates an increased demand and volatility of cryptocurrencies’ quotations. The level of risk of investing in cryptocurrencies is much higher than in the indexes of global capital exchanges.
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