Billionaire fund manager Expects Bitcoin’s Price to Fall Below $23K – Billionaire fund manager Jeff Gundlach talked about his outlook for bitcoin and the U.S. dollar in an interview with CNBC Thursday.
Gundlach is the CEO of Doubleline Capital, with had over $135 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of March 31. He is sometimes referred to as the “Bond King” after he appeared on the cover of Barron’s in 2011 as “The New Bond King.” Institutional Investor named him “Money Manager of the Year” in 2013 and Bloomberg Markets named him one of “The Fifty Most Influential” in 2012, 2015, and 2016. According to Forbes, Gundlach’s net worth is currently $2.2 billion.
He said: “Right now, the chart on bitcoin looks pretty scary. It’s dropped a lot from $60,000 down to around $31,500, and it looks like a massive head-and-shoulders top.” At the time of writing, the price of BTC stood at $31,616, based on data from Coingecko. The Doubleline CEO added:
I’m not a big believer in head-and-shoulders tops, but this one looks pretty convincing. Turning neutral at $23,000 was obviously too early, but I’ve got a feeling you’re going to be able to buy it below $23,000 again.
Gundlach also commented on other investments. “Interestingly, gold is actually negative this year. Commodities are very strong. Commodities are up more than stocks this year as a basket. But gold can’t seem to get out of its own way. And obviously, the dollar being firmer lately is not positive for gold either,” he opined.
Moreover, the billionaire fund manager said that “The dollar has been moderately firmer in the last several weeks, and that will continue,” elaborating:
In the near term, the dollar seems firm. In the longer term, the dollar is doomed.
The Bond King believes that a significant drop in the dollar is coming in the intermediate term, citing the size of the U.S. deficit.
Gundlach said in November last year that bitcoin and gold were good as hedges against inflation. Furthermore, he predicted that within 18 months, the stock market was “going to crack pretty hard,” stating, “When the next big meltdown happens, I think the U.S. is going to be the worst-performing market, actually, and that’ll have a lot to do with the dollar weakening.”