TGR: You've discussed investors leaving the European markets in favor of a "safe haven" in the U.S. Would U.S. bonds continue with such low yields with the European downgrades?
Marc Faber : For a while,
yes, but at some point people will wake up and realize that the U.S.
will default through a depreciating currency—in other words, through
printing money—or by not paying the interest on the bonds. I don't think
the U.S. will stop paying the interest, but printing more money will
weaken the currency and produce higher inflation in consumer prices,
asset prices and commodity prices. So being in U.S. government bonds
will result in losses to investors through currency depreciation. - in the aureport