Crypto prices – these can fluctuate rapidly and often, so it is important to be aware that your share positions may move just as frequently as the crypto market. In particular, stocks that are mainly focused on Bitcoin mining and blockchain technology may move the most, rather than more diverse companies such as PayPal and Tesla.
Supply and demand – as an example from above, NVIDIA’s stock surged due to the high demand for GPUs, which can be used in crypto mining. If there is a higher demand for crypto payments, then the associated share will most likely increase in value as there is more investor interest behind the company’s services.
Crypto restrictions and regulations – the SEC is involved in regulating both the stock and crypto markets. Any unexpected regulation of the cryptocurrency market could impact companies involved in the space.
Production costs – crypto mining companies usually experience higher costs as more crypto is mined and extracted. The process also takes longer, despite the high number of miners that they employ. Therefore, companies need to ensure that they have sufficient funds to cover these operational costs, otherwise this can lead to debt, negative balance sheets and a reduced cash flow. These three factors can lead to negative sentiment towards the business.
Competition – seeing as more companies are getting involved with crypto assets in various ways, this creates competition between products and services that they offer. This can drive share prices up or down depending on where investor attention is directed.