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Buffett Warns of Bank Failures, Dismisses Bitcoin Surge as 'Gambling Token'

Published by Tavex Analysts in category Market News on 17.04.2023
Gold price (XAU-GBP)
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23.77 GBP/oz
  
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Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, acknowledges that the current economic climate is uncertain and volatile. He believes that more banks could fail, and while this may cause concern for some, he assures people that their deposits in US banks are safe due to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. According to Buffett, the costs of the FDIC are borne by the banks, and nobody will lose money on a deposit in a US bank.

However, Buffett cautions that extreme inflation and recession can still pose a threat to the economy, and that recessions can escalate into depressions. He warns that it is easier to disrupt an economy than to restore it.

While some are turning to Bitcoin as a potential hedge against inflation, Buffett remains skeptical. He describes Bitcoin as a “gambling token” with no intrinsic value, and likens buying it to gambling. Meanwhile, the price of Bitcoin has surged to $30,460.39, up 8% in the last seven days.

In uncertain times, some people may look to gold as a safe haven asset. It is worth noting that gold is often seen as a hedge against inflation and economic uncertainty.

Gold price (XAU-GBP)
1,831.66 GBP/oz
  
- GBP6.49
Silver price (XAG-GBP)
23.77 GBP/oz
  
+ GBP0.01

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