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„I expect a new all-time high before Christmas and new highs in 2021 – prices in the six-digit range by the end of 2022!“
So I finished this article in early December and then left it for various reasons. Now my prognosis has even been exceeded. In the following lines you can find out why Bitcoin has risen so sharply and why we will see new highs soon.
Inflation is coming – central banks have to keep printing
Since the near-death experience of the money and financial system in 2008, we have been in a financial state of emergency. Triggered by greed, speculation and hubris, central banks have implemented unique, historic measures worldwide. Interest rates have been lowered to record levels and some are even in the red. At the same time, the money locks were opened and the markets were permanently supplied with cheap liquidity. A real tsunami of money that leads to ever larger asset bubbles, for example in real estate or stocks. Almost $ 18 trillion of all government bonds currently bear negative interest, as a chart from Bloomberg shows.
Bloomberg chart showing the total volume of all government bonds worldwide
The central banks worldwide are in a precarious position: for example the US central bank FED. They now have a gigantic 7.2 trillion US dollars on their books. That corresponds to 36 percent of the GDP of the world’s largest economy. The European colleagues in the central bank in Frankfurt are in no way inferior to the USA. Here, too, the chart rises parabolically. The ECB already has 6.83 trillion euros or 68% of GDP in the eurozone on its books.
At the same time, national debt is rising into new spheres worldwide. The world’s total debt is $ 277 trillion. That’s 350 percent of the world’s GDP. The red numbers in the USA alone amount to 27.3 trillion US dollars, 128 percent of its own GDP.
For these reasons, the central banks can no longer raise interest rates in the existing monetary system, otherwise bankrupt countries would go bankrupt, companies collapse, the economy stalled, investment bubbles burst and unemployment figures and debts explode. For this reason, the destructive downward spiral of interest rate cuts and money printing will have to continue. Until the bitter and very expensive end. Because the collateral damage is becoming more and more devastating and expensive. Not only in monetary terms but also politically, economically and socially.
As an investor and saver, in order to protect your purchasing power, you need values limited by nature or mathematics to combat this excessive debt-making and money printing without interest and understanding. One of them is bitcoin.