• The article discusses the idea of a Talmudic-backed Bitcoin, how traditional Jewish investments were divided into three parts (land, cash on hand and risky assets), and how real estate is still considered a valid investment today.
• The article explores the teachings of ancient thinkers and considers how those lessons can be applied to modern financial systems.
• It examines the Gemara and its guidance on investing in land, cash on hand, and risky assets—the traditional Jewish portfolio.
As a huge supporter of all things crypto, especially Bitcoin, I often wonder what our forefathers would have thought of it. How can we use their teachings to apply the thought of the old thinkers to our modern existence? This article will explore why Bitcoin might even be backed by Talmudic teachings.
The Gemara plays an important role in Judaism as part of the Talmud texts which incorporate investment advice for simplicity and effectiveness. It states: “R. Isaac also said: One should always divide his wealth into three parts: (investing) a third in land, a third in merchandise, and (keeping) a third ready to hand.” This suggests that one should invest their funds into land, cash on hand and risky assets—the traditional Jewish diversified portfolio.
Real Estate Investment
Land or real estate is seen as one of the most stable investments out there with expectations that it will grow at an annual rate of 10.7% from 2022 to 2031. Investing in such properties is seen as great for wealth preservation while also providing some capital gains over time if managed properly.
Cash On Hand
Having money saved up in liquid form provides flexibility when making large purchases or investments down the line as well as protecting against unexpected expenses or market downturns by having emergency funds available at all times. The amount invested depends on individual circumstances but should generally make up around 5-10 percent of your total portfolio value depending on risk appetite/tolerance level.
Risky assets are more volatile than other types of investments but they often provide higher returns over time if handled correctly – this could include stocks, bonds, mutual funds etc., which can provide greater capital gains than land or cash holdings but may come with greater risks too depending on what type you choose to invest in!