Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money show, has come to be known in Bitcoin circles for his constantly wrong predictions about the asset. Cramer has, at various points, called for investors to sell their Bitcoin but with the crypto’s price continuing to go up after his calls, here’s how much Bitcoin has gained since Cramer last called for a BTC sell-off.
Counter-Trading Jim Cramer’s Advice On Bitcoin
Back in 2022 when the FTX crypto exchange collapsed and filed for bankruptcy, the Bitcoin price had fallen more than 50% to trade below $15,000. This crash took place in November 2022 and a few months later, there was a slight recovery in price and Cramer gave one of his infamous ‘Sell Bitcoin Now’ advice.
As shown in a video of Cramer shared by the parody account @CramerTracker on X (formerly Twitter), the Mad Money show host can be seen advising investors to sell their Bitcoin. At the time, the asset’s price had risen around 4% in one week to $24,000 and Cramer believed this was an opportunity to sell. According to him, BTC’s price was being manipulated, and selling into the slight pump was the best thing.
Cramer also asserted that the ‘price manipulation’ has made him no longer believe in the asset. “I would sell my Bitcoin right into this rally,” Cramer said. “Believe me, I had been a believer one time in Bitcoin. Not here. Not now,” the show host further added.
In true Cramer fashion, he would turn out to be wrong less than a year later as Bitcoin’s price would keep going up. In fact, buying Bitcoin at the time when Cramer advised investors to sell proved to be one of the best buying opportunities.
From Cramer’s sell call at $24,000 to now, the price has increased by 80%. This means that if an investor had bought $100,000 in BTC when Cramer said sell and held until now, they would have a whopping $180,000 in their portfolio, meaning an $80,000 profit in less than one year.
The Inverse Cramer Tracker ETF
Cramer’s propensity for being wrong has brought him notoriety to the point that there is currently a fund dedicated to doing the opposite of what the CNBC host says. The Inverse Cramer Tracker ETF is currently sitting at $22.07 after hitting an all-time high of $26, data from MarketWatch shows.
Currently, the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF is the top holding in the fund (5.50%) which currently has around $3.1 million in net assets. Other prominent investments include PayPal Holdings Inc., AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., and Dominion Energy Inc., among others.
Interestingly, Cramer changed his stance on Bitcoin in November 2023, just months after his initial prediction. He has gone on to endorse Bitcoin investments and referred to his earlier predictions as ‘premature.’