Raoul Pal, an investor, entrepreneur, and former sales executive for Goldman Sachs in Europe, said that he is now amassing a significant amount of cryptocurrency reserves in anticipation of a worldwide economic slump.
During an interview done by the Twitter account Real Vision, Pal gave his opinions on the current macroeconomic scenario, elaborating on the importance of both the stock market and cryptocurrencies in protecting against a financial crisis comeback.
In connection to the above-mentioned declines in the two sectors, Pal believes that this scenario might be reversed in the near future, as the economy would be on the verge of experiencing a new dramatic decline:
In the next months, we shall see the full collapse of economic statistics. We shall see the entire breakdown of the inflation story, and we will be left in shambles. And the market is questioning if this implies that equities and cryptocurrencies should decline. The reason for this is that a substantial amount of value is already included in the price. “This is the most pessimistic outlook on the financial markets I’ve read in any report in the last 40 or 50 years. These are really unfavorable attitudes.”, he said.
In reaction to the decline in the stock market, Pal observes that prices might fall by another 5 to 10 percent, although this could be due to the market’s hunt for acceptable sector floor levels. We shall see the entire breakdown of the inflation story, and we will be left in shambles.
On the dip in the stock market, Pal adds that prices might fall another 5 to 10 percent, although this could be due to the market’s hunt for acceptable sector floor levels. He also claimed that something similar may occur with cryptocurrencies, particularly in light of recent claims claiming a link between the two industries.
Pal commented on the acts of the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED), an agency that has increased bank interest rates in recent months to combat the inflationary indices harming the local economy.
In accordance with the assertions of several experts, Pal noted that the FED’s rate hikes might be counterproductive in the near term because, in addition to restricting the quantity of capital in circulation, they could have negative impacts on the local economy.
Finally, regarding his attitude on cryptocurrencies, Pal said that he has been increasing his reserves and has taken advantage of the previous several months to do so.
Specifically, he indicated:
“Recently, I have begun purchasing cryptocurrency. I met the minimum contribution requirement in June and have contributed more since then. Consequently, I believe the markets have discounted the apocalypse significantly.”
The current views are consistent with what Pal has previously said since he has frequently supported the importance of cryptocurrencies in the face of a potentially bad economic situation.