Should you buy Cryptocurrency?

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Should you buy cryptocurrency? What are the risks?

Think of cryptocurrency as gambling, experts say

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DETROIT  Cryptocurrency is the hot new financial phenomenon — but what is all the excitement about? And should you buy some?

Local 4 Business Editor and Certified Financial Planner Rod Meloni has some answers and perspective. He said he doesn’t think much about Bitcoin. He is not a fan of “the hot new thing” when it comes to money — especially electronic currency with no backing.

If you purchased $100 worth of Bitcoin in 2011, it would be worth around $7 million now. Planning Alternatives CEO Nathan Mersereau said Bitcoin and the others that have popped up fly in the face of his money preaching.

Financial planner Rick Kahler also has a warning. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s safe and doesn’t mean that it belongs in a person’s retirement portfolio.

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