The U.S. economy is on the verge of collapse, said a Wall Street veteran in an interview published by MarketWatch on Wednesday.
Financial veteran and crypto investor Michael Novogratz, interviewed by MarketWatch before the Federal Reserve decided to increase interest rates, said the country is heading into the likelihood of a “really fast recession.”
Novogratz is the founder and CEO of investment management firm Galaxy Digital, and is a veteran of Wall Street who has worked, among many places, at Goldman Sachs for 11 years.
“The economy is going to collapse,” he told MarketWatch. “We are going to go into a really fast recession, and you can see that in lots of ways,” he added.
“Housing is starting to roll over,” he said. “Inventories have exploded. There are layoffs in multiple industries, and the Fed is stuck [with a position of having to] hike [interest rates] until inflation rolls over.”
Michael Novogratz told MarketWatch that the US economy is heading towards a fast recession. In this photo, Novogratz speaks at Secret Network panel discussion during NFT.NYC at Neuehouse on November 02, 2021 in New York City.
In its struggle to curb inflation, the Federal Reserve increased its key interest rate by three-quarters of a point on Wednesday, the largest bump since 1994.