- Wall Street veteran Raoul Pal believes that crypto will benefit the most from currency debasement in the US.
- He expects the Fed to pivot soon to money printing in order to service its massive debt.
Bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market have performed quite well since the beginning of 2023 in comparison to every other asset class. Bitcoin has shown great resilience to the banking crisis in the US and Europe as well as the unfolding macro events.
The strong BTC performance has turned everyone bullish with analysts betting on the next year’s Bitcoin halving event and giving BTC price targets of $100,000 and more. However, the Bitcoin price faced yet another rejection at $30,000 and is currently trading 2.10 percent down at a price of $28,000.
Former Wall Street veteran and Goldman Sachs executive, Raoul Pal recently said that Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, in general, shall outperform every other asset class amid the currency debasement over the long term.
His comments came at a time when the United States witnessed yet another banking crash of the First Republic Bank. Pal said that following this event, the US Fed is likely to shift gears thereby pivoting into money printing in order to service its massive debt.
Raoul Pal added that most people won’t be able to avoid the negative effects of currency debasement just by being smart about savings or by hoping for pay raises. He added:
The outcome is that the debt payments and bailouts are really mutualized amongst the 99% while the 1% asset holders see the value of their assets rise (due to the fall in the denominator). Incomes are not linked to the balance sheet, nor are revenues. They underperform. DO nothing and get poorer. After all, an asset is future deferred consumption thus if you own less assets, your future self is poorer.
Crypto to Outperform Every Other Asset Class
The Goldman Sachs executive believes that only “high-quality crypto” and tech stocks have the ability to overcome this upcoming currency debasement. Raoul Pal said:
Only two assets outperform this debasement: tech stocks and high quality crypto. Crypto has by far the highest beta to the global central bank balance sheets. Not Real estate, not gold, not SPX, not bond yields, not EM (emerging market) equities, not credit.
They all perform in line with the central bank balance sheets, or underperform. This insidious mutualization of debt is a game you can opt out of… Bitcoin was literally invented for this and due to its fractionalization is available to anyone. Ethereum even offers you a yield on top.
Since the beginning of 2023, the broader cryptocurrency market has added more than $300 billion to investors’ wealth. Furthermore, analysts believe that Bitcoin will slowly eat into Gold’s market share over a period of time. eve if 25% of the money from Gold moves into Bitcoin over the long-term, its price would jump to $160,000.
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