Elon Musk Predicts Global Financial Crisis Later This Year

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Recently, Musk issued a relatively pessimistic view on the economic situation in 2022. In other words, Elon Musk predicts that an economic crisis (or a financial crisis) will occur within a year. But he didn’t get into details to explain why he thinks so and whether there will be something like a Great Recession or only something “ordinary”.

Interestingly, Musk made this comment under a tweet discussing global unicorn companies. The author posted a list of unicorns and asked how many unicorns will survive in 5 years. So if history can be used as a reference, then not many people (companies) can survive the next recession.

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Honestly, we have no ground for this prediction. But Twitter has been buzzing past three days.

The Net Is Buzzing About The Next Financial Crisis

There was an opinion that the recession that Musk is referring to will begin with a sell-off in US stocks.

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According to Doug Ramsey, chief investment officer for Leuthold Group, “Last week, when the S&P 500 closed at a 52-week high, 334 companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange hit a 52-week low, more than double the amount that marked new one-year highs. That’s happened only three other times in history — all of them in December 1999.”

In short, the U.S. stock market is at a high point. There are not enough new funds outside the stock market. Only leading companies get them. So the valuations of other companies are at a low level. Simply put financing has become more difficult. Moreover, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy tends to be conservative. This means that the tight liquidity situation is increasing.

Another Twitter user believes that the inflation level in the United States has reached historical highs. An obvious sign is that the prices of goods in retail stores that he has observed have been rising in the past six months. Whether there will be a financial crisis in the next stage depends on whether the Fed can effectively withdraw from the quantitative easing monetary policy.

It’s technical

“This is a chart of how much money, per hour, a working-age-population (WAP) person has to pay in taxes to keep the Federal Budget funded without increasing the deficit. That bump in 2008 is nothing compared to the bump in 2020.”

All these explanations sound logical. So let’s see what happens in the next few months in the global financial market.

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  1. Kenneth Chang
    January 4, 2022

    Will be alright if billionaires pay their unrealized gain tax like Elon Musk

  2. Brian
    January 4, 2022

    Well I want COVID stimulus checks for all of my unrealized children

  3. R Alexander
    January 4, 2022

    Hmm….a financial crisis because asset valuations are ridiculous, like those of TSLA? Interesting….

  4. Kenneth Chang
    January 4, 2022


  5. Clay Davis
    January 4, 2022

    You do understand that if every billionaire in the world paid all of their net worth to the US government we would still have a multi trillion dollar deficit. Musk is paying 11 billion in taxes this year. The cash incinerator that is our government won’t even feel it. We spend too much on entitlements already and yet they want more? Enough!!!

  6. Kenneth Chang
    January 4, 2022

    Eh, debt to GDP ratio is now pretty much at World War II level I know, but the pandemic is in fact a world war, it's a special case, the point is to keep debt to GDP ratio under control. Things will get better, so much new development going on right now, there has never been a more exciting time than now.

    January 5, 2022

    Ive made alot of money with elon. But if your not careful you can get burned. When this guy speaks he moves world markets. You never really know his intent. But you can always make money what ever direction the market follows. UVXY for market collapse.

  8. Benny Constantine
    January 5, 2022

    The rigged evaluations, bubble price and nobody will fool enough to buy your stocks.. everything just farces and pretending, in fact we all know it's just Zombie companies who hv run out cashes and moments…to pay the pilled of debts…