Shervin Pishevar, technology expert, and former venture capitalist shared his unique perspective on the economy in February 2018. In a 21-hour tweetstorm, Pishevar touched on such topics as the stock market, Bitcoin, Silicon Valley, and infrastructure. His comments are valuable due to his high position in the technology world.
Pishevar predicted that the bond market would soon see price reductions, causing the stock market to fall as well. He cited “rising interest rates, increasing credit account deficits, and tax giveaways” as causes for the fall in stock prices. He warned that government bonds could no longer rescue the economy as they have done several times in the past.
Shervin Pishevar warned that Bitcoin, the tech industry’s darling, may not always be a skyrocketing investment as it has been in the past. He warned that Bitcoin would plunge to $2,000 but would perhaps stabilize there. His predictions on Bitcoin have partially come to pass with a large sell-off.
Another area where Shervin Pishevar shares his concerns is inflation. “Inflation is dead. Long live inflation! Inflation never manifests itself (in a) way (that) many expect. We’ve managed to export inflation for decades now,” he claims.
Shervin Pishevar is deeply concerned with the effects of tech monopolies on startup companies. He claims that the top 5 “unicorn companies” (Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, and Google) would continue to dominate the technology market, making it next to impossible for small startup companies to make it in Silicon Valley. He predicted that other countries would be more fertile ground for startups. He states that Silicon Valley will soon lose its place as the number one incubator of new technology firms.
Shervin Pishevar also criticized the United States’ infrastructure. He claimed that China has a far more advanced system in place and that they could build a train station in 9 hours. Lack of infrastructure stifles the economy.
Pishevar’s pronouncements may not all come true, but he has a unique window into the workings of the technology world. His predictions on Bitcoin, in particular, are worth taking seriously. While the tweetstorm was the work of one day, keep it in mind as we move through the coming months and years.