Peter Schiff Mocks ‘Fool’s Gold’ Bitcoin Rally, Encourages Gold Buying Instead

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Bitcoin critic Peter Schiff says now’s the time to buy gold rather than Bitcoin, despite the crypto asset’s recent rally.

Schiff, whose son Spencer is a Bitcoin maximalist, said that Bitcoin’s 27% rally since the start of the year is masking a gold rally that’s just starting.

Peter Schiff Says Gold Will Be The Recession Hedge, Not Bitcoin

According to Peter Schiff, investors should rather look to gold, which has reached its highest level of $1,934 in nine months and is set to continue its rally.

#Gold is now trading above $1,934, its highest price since April of 2022. Gold stocks however still haven’t even taken out last week’s high. In fact, gold stocks need to rise 30% from here just to get back to where they were trading in April of 2022. This sale may not last long.

— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) January 19, 2023

Schiff had previously said in an Epoch Times interview that gold would rise in 2023 as the dollar weakened. He added that rising interest rates would inflate national debt obligations, leading borrowers to service debts rather than save. Criticizing the Fed’s attempt to cool inflation through increasing rates, he said that ongoing rate hikes have not modified consumer spending habits. Real estate consultant Nick Gerli recently confirmed that Americans’ spending levels have reached a record low.

Investment Managers Underweight Stocks as Bitcoin Breaks Correlation

Even as stock outflows reach a peak not seen since Dec. 2021, many investment managers are under-allocating clients’ portfolios to include fewer equities to levels not seen since 2020. They have only underweighted investments to similar levels twice since 2001.

12/ As of Dec 2022 though, fund managers are underweight stocks for only the third time since 2001

This is the most underweight reading since March 2009

— Game of Trades (@GameofTrades_) January 19, 2023

These stock outflows have historically accompanied market bottoms. With the inverted treasury yield curve deepening, which has previously foreshadowed recessions, Bitcoin’s recent departure from equity correlation means it could soon fulfill its merit as a safe haven asset.

Bitcoin has risen roughly 27% since the start of 2023, beating the Dow Jones and S&P 500, which have seen three consecutive days of declines.

BTC/USD Daily Trading Chart | Source: TradingView

The rally continued mostly unabated as news broke that crypto lender Genesis would be filing for bankruptcy, as the contagion effects of last year’s implosions slowly recedes from investors’ memories. The Crypto Fear and Greed Index has tipped from fear to neutral between Jan. 19 and Jan. 20, 2023, implying market apprehension is slowly dissipating.

Crypto Fear and Greed Index | Source: Alternative

According to data provider Kaiko, the average trade on notable exchanges increased by $300 in the week ending Jan. 17, 2023.

Drew Forman of Cowen Digital, an institutional trading and custody company, recently told Bloomberg that institutions are fueling the current rally.

In light of Bitcoin’s rally, MicroStrategy Executive Chairman Michael Saylor recently tweeted that “Bitcoin is stronger.”

#Bitcoin is Stronger.

— Michael Saylor (@saylor) January 18, 2023

MicroStrategy, the largest corporate holder of Bitcoin, will build infrastructure to allow corporations to receive revenue through Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

Venture capital firms are also riding the crest of Bitcoin’s rally to invest in technologies they see as the future of crypto in 2023. Most investments are now focusing on securing and scaling Ethereum after last year’s major upgrade. Others are intent on improving the experience of custodying one’s own crypto.

For Be[In]Crypto’s latest Bitcoin (BTC) analysis, click here.

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