Venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar embarked on a wide-ranging tweetstorm in February 2018. He expounded on the possibilities of the stock market, Bitcoin, startup companies, and monopolies, among other important topics. The key to Pishevar’s tweetstorm lies in his predictions that the market would dip in 2018.
As of the summer of 2018, these predictions have come true in a moderate fashion. Shervin Pishevar did correctly predict the fall in Bitcoin prices, though the drop has not been as severe as he warned it might be. “Gold will rise in response (to Bitcoin’s fall). Bitcoin will continue to crash but stabilize at 2-5k range and begin a more stable rise over the next 24 months.”
As far as stocks are concerned, the market has experienced a number of sell-offs, but the market has remained relatively stable. The 6,000 point drop that Pishevar predicted has not yet come to pass.
Pishevar touched on many other topics in his tweetstorm. He pointed to the resurgence of China, stating that its dominance in infrastructure could greatly influence the global business climate. He criticized infrastructure in the United States, claiming that “our infrastructure is in tatters, decrypt and decaying. Our government and companies are trapped in short-term thinking.”
According to Shervin Pishevar, technology innovation is moving overseas and Silicon Valley is losing its dominance. Shervin Pishevar warned of the five American tech monopolies: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Microsoft, and Facebook. He stated that these five mega-corporations stifled technology investment in the United States.
“Just like Ma Bell, these 5 giants have too much power, stifling startups,” he claimed. “Uber might be the last giant to eke out before it was too late.”
One sector of the economy that Shervin Pishevar is bullish about is space exploration. He pointed to the exciting possibilities of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. He said that the companies would “suffer derision” until their core business was successful.
Shervin Pishevar has a unique and valuable perspective on the tech and financial worlds. While not all of his predictions have come to pass, it is worth keeping them in mind as the months go by.
Shervin Pishevar recently used Twitter to express his views on the global economy. His discussion lasted for 21 hours, and it was composed of twits about Silicon Valley to immigration. Pishevar is no stranger to investing. He has invested in companies such as Uber, Slack, and Dollar Shave Club, so when he twits, people take notice.
One prediction was about the fall of the United States stock market. He gave a detailed explanation of what will cause a combined 6,000-point reduction. The drop for 2018 has already erased all of this year’s gains, and if his predictions continue, the decline will erase all of the profits of 2017. Factors that caused the decline are higher interest rates, improper taxing, and the increase between credit accounts and their deficits.
Pishevar twits covered the government bond market and the disasters ahead. Eroded are the powers of the central banks. The process of purchasing bonds to correct the market is ineffective.
The storm of twits continues with the international economy. Americans are pushing inflation out beyond our borders. Pishevar believes this has been creeping along for years.
Twit number four talks about managed funds. The short burst names funds that Shervin Pishevar thinks may fall in the upcoming economic crisis. The two areas of concern are Volatility Indices and Managed Future Funds.
Shervin Pishevar chimed in about the once shiny Silicon Valley. He seems to believe that they no longer are the most influential player, and innovation and talent are opting for other avenues. Silicon Valley is losing its exclusivity and cannot be relied upon as a mainstream for growth in the US anymore.
Pishevar is an immigrant, who tweets about walls blocking talent. The barriers created to protect citizens and keep out trouble are actually preventing growth, skill, and prosperity. With all that said, Shervin Pishevar has predicted future markets before, so will he do it again?