During a recent YouTube livestream, Morgan Creek Digital co-founder and crypto expert Anthony Pompliano detailed the current post-COIVD-19 economy, noting the U.S. government’s money printing and spending efforts.
“There is a devaluation of currency,” Pomliano said in his July 18 livestream. “The whole secret to building wealth is to get out of cash and get into assets that are denominated in dollars that will continue to go up in value over long periods of time — stocks, real estate, gold, Bitcoin, all this stuff.”
Assets up while the economy struggles
COVID-19 prevention measures have caused economic stalling and job losses. As part of corrective measures, the U.S. government has pumped money into the country, printing and giving away money, as detailed by Pomliano. U.S. corporations and billionaires have reaped the benefits, receiving mass bailouts, he explained.
“You have to get out of cash,” Pompliano said, urging people to flee into other assets. “Don’t fight the Fed,” he noted, referring to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
“Don’t believe that the Fed cares about the little guy. The Fed cares about managing an economy and pushing asset prices.”
Inflation has ravaged the U.S.
The past half a century reveals large-scale inflation in the U.S. as seen when compared to gold. A chart of the stock market showing the past several decades of price action reveals a 45-degree angle upward, meaning markets have essentially risen significantly over time when valued in dollars, Pompliano explained.
“Structurally, stock prices are going up over long periods of time with nothing to do with the underlying companies,” he said. “It has everything to do with the fact that the dollar, the denominator, the thing that the asset is denominated in, is being devalued.”
When valued in gold instead of dollars, however, the same stock market chart shows a declining trend over the last 49 years or so, revealing a devalued dollar instead of higher valued stocks, said Pomp.
Among the assets Pompliano mentioned, Bitcoin in particular, by nature, holds inflation protection against itself. Only 21 million Bitcoin (BTC) will ever exist, based on the asset’s original code. As world governments print increasing amounts of paper money, Bitcoin’s supply remains constant, making it a type of hedge.
Pompliano has also argued Bitcoin as a non-correlated asset on many occasions, positing the digital asset journeys a price path independent of traditional markets.