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Elon Musk says own ‘physical things’ when inflation is high, but he’s not selling his crypto


Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, stands on the development web site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide close to Berlin, September 3, 2020.

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As inflation roars at a tempo not seen in many years, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned to personal bodily belongings over money.

In a Musk tweet round midnight ET on Monday, the Tesla founder mentioned: “As a common precept, for these in search of recommendation from this thread, it’s usually higher to personal bodily issues like a house or inventory in firms you suppose make good merchandise, than {dollars} when inflation is excessive,”

Even so, Musk mentioned he’s holding onto cryptocurrencies.

“I nonetheless personal & will not promote my Bitcoin, Ethereum or Doge,” he added.

The feedback come because the consumer price index for February rose 7.9% from a 12 months in the past, the very best degree since January 1982.

Traders could flip to bodily belongings reminiscent of commodities throughout inflationary instances, as inflation boosts the costs of these holdings.

Musk’s feedback on crypto briefly moved the value of bitcoin greater earlier than the digital asset pared beneficial properties. Bitcoin was almost flat at $38,940.47 by round 7:30 a.m. ET.

The value of bitcoin is down almost 19% in 2022, in line with CoinDesk knowledge.

MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor earlier within the Twitter thread touted crypto as an inflation play.

“Weaker currencies will collapse, and the flight of capital from money, debt, & worth shares to scarce property like #bitcoin will intensify,” Saylor said.

The 2 CEOs are generally known as distinguished figures within the crypto area, each having added bitcoin to their respective firm’s steadiness sheets. Musk’s feedback previously have often moved the value of digital cash.