Friday, August 12, 2011

Marc Faber : the Treasury market is another example of a gigantic bubble

Marc Faber : “I’ve been in this business for 40 years and on many occasions, nothing made sense to me….I think the Treasury market is another example of a gigantic bubble. The problem with the Federal Reserve policy of essentially zero interest rates is that they are essentially throwing money at the system, but they don’t control where the money will flow to. It can flow at some point into commodity-related stocks. It can flow into gold, oil, treasuries, but it doesn’t flow evenly into these assets. In my opinion, the Treasury, the long-dated Treasuries are essentially the short of the century thing here.”  - in Bloomberg Tv

Marc Faber : the Fed is underestimating the severity of the coming economic downturn

Marc Faber : “I think the Fed is underestimating the severity of the coming economic downturn. Essentially they spent their bullets. It is very difficult to follow through with QE3 right here, because you have gold prices going ballistic, and you have the dollar being very weak, and so there are unintended consequences with implementing QE3 right here.” - in Bloomberg TV

Marc Faber : America should save more and spend less

Marc Faber : “From 1981 to 2007, we have an economy that was living beyond its means. As a result of continued debt accumulation, GDP was higher than would otherwise have been the case. Now we have a period of sub-par growth that can last for quite some time now, and like in the case of Japan after 1989, people instead of being encouraged to spend, they should be encouraged to save more, and the U.S. should save more and spend less. And then capital spending will essentially pick up.” - in Bloomberg TV

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