Popular hedge fund manager Micahel Burry, who correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis beforehand, has now predicted the “mother of all crashes”. Burry has been vocal about the latest developments in the crypto space along with his views on the global macroeconomic situation. Last Thursday, the founder of Scion Asset Management said:
“All hype/speculation is doing is drawing in retail before the mother of all crashes. #FOMO Parabolas don’t resolve sideways; When crypto falls from trillions, or meme stocks fall from tens of billions, Main Street losses will approach the size of countries. History ain’t changed”.
Burry’s comments have raised anxiety in the crypto space. Bitcoin has been constantly trading under pressure for the last week and collapsed another 8% on the weekend to slip below $33,000 levels. The bitcoin price crash comes with the liquidation of multiple long positions in the last few hours.
Crypto Analyst Confirms Death Cross Formation on Bitcoin Price
The recent Bitcoin price drop on the technical charts has also confirmed the formation of ‘death cross’, a bearish indicator that occurs when the short-term average of Bitcoin drops below its long-term average.
Death cross confirmed. pic.twitter.com/1mStiQ1VGe
— Mati Greenspan (tweets ≠ financial advice) (@MatiGreenspan) June 21, 2021
This can lead to further downside pressure on the Bitcoin price leading to a major crash. Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of the world’s largest crypto exchange, Coinbase, also issued a similar warning with the death cross.
Bitcoin price and Wall Street’s Correlation
Although Bitcoin (BTC) has been many times referred to as a hedge asset to stock, it has rather shown strikingly similar price movements with Wall Street. Recently, popular crypto analyst Willy Woo noted that Bitcoin’s further price action will be based on how Wall Street reacts.
Last Friday, June 18, the Dow Jones closed under its support levels striking fear in the market. However, the Dow Jones futures have opened 200 points up at positive levels earlier today. thus, analysts are expecting a positive opening for the start of this week. It will be interesting to see whether any positive price action on Wall Street will help BTC recover from the bottom.
Burry – “The Problem With Crypto Is Over Leverage”
The famed investor noted that the major problem with the crypto market today is very high leverage. “If you don’t know how much leverage is in crypto, you don’t know anything about crypto, no matter how much else you think you know,” he added.
But Burry added that he is not a critic of Bitcoin. “I don’t hate BTC. The long-term future is tenuous for decentralized crypto in a world of legally violent, heartless centralized governments with lifeblood interests in monopolies on currencies.”
burry is not shorting BTC because “In the short run anything is possible”. Famed author of Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert Kiyosaki also noted that there’s a major bubble brewing in the stock market. He said that he will buy more Bitcoins as it reached $24,000.
Biggest bubble in world history getting bigger. Biggest crash in world history coming. Buying more gold and silver. Waiting for Bitcoin to drop to $24 k. Crashes best time to get rich. Take care.
— therealkiyosaki (@theRealKiyosaki) June 19, 2021