Sunday, July 31, 2011

Marc Faber : I do not think they will default on the debt

"Yes, I think they will somewhere, somehow come to an agreement or they will fiddle around with the debt ceiling or invoke the Constitution whereby the President, in a special situation, can actually increase the debt of the US,"
"Something will have to happen....but, I don't think they will default on the debt," he added.
"It is mind boggling that somebody will buy 10-year U.S. Treasurys at a yield of less than 3%, denominated in US Dollars," Marc Faber told CNBC recently

Marc Faber : Easy monetary policies create greed and bubbles

Marc Faber : Well, basically, easy monetary policies create greed and bubbles. And one of the symptoms of bubbles and investment manias is always the proliferation of fraud, embezzlement and dishonest practices. And we had also, in the US, I mean, basically, I would say Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were a complete fraud. But of course, the government will never admit that. I think the US government is a complete fraud, with the exception of some decent people. But by and large, it’s a fraud. It’s a Ponzi scheme. And in China, obviously, we have a country that is growing very rapidly. And it’s caught the attention of the world and of relatively unsophisticated people -- dentists, doctors, whatever it is, professional. They think we have to buy some Chinese companies because China is growing very rapidly. And so where there is demand, the supply comes in. A lot of fraud companies are listed in the US and elsewhere. And then they basically are revealed as being fraudulent. This is only natural. But I would say when people discuss China -- is a bubble or not a bubble -- the fact that there are so many fraud companies in China would point out to me or show me that there is a bubble, very clearly. Latest money printing by Bernanke has basically produced not necessarily a bubble in the US, but it’s produced a weak US dollar, which is a symptom of inflation. And it’s produced bubbles elsewhere in the world.


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