Sunday, January 15, 2012

Continuing correction in Gold prices in 2012

Marc Faber : The worse the news gets, the more the U.S. and the European Central Bank and China will print money. In the past 10 years gold and silver have performed superbly. The gold price overshot on the upside when it reached $1,921 an ounce on Sept. 6. Now it is in a correction phase and could fall another $200. It is not that the gold price will go up. It is that the value of paper money will go down. Diversification is important, and people should put 15% to 25% of their assets in gold.

I wouldnt buy any Government Bonds as a long-term investment

Marc Faber : in my opinion, it's insufficient. but, you know, different people have different view. I wouldn't buy any french government bonds. and I wouldn't buy u.s. government bonds here either. but I admit that last year to the surprise of most fund managers 30-year u.s. treasury bonds gave you a return of 30% per annum . so you have a huge move in treasury yields on the downside. and so you had a tremendous capital appreciation on the bonds. and the 10-years appreciated by more than 10%. and I was kind of wrong about this. but I admit I just wouldn't buy them as a long-term investment.

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Sovereign Bonds

Marc Faber : well, I personally ... I am not interested in Sovereign Bonds except as a trade, but i think longer term you're going to lose money on sovereign bonds.


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Dr. Marc Faber author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report is a world class Investor, Doctor Faber 's typically controversial and contrarian views have earned him the label of Dr. Doom. Doctor Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold Natural Gas and Crude Oil.Even his harshest critics must admit that he's been unerringly correct in his market forecasts over the past three decades . Marc Faber is a Swiss investor.He was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In June 1990, he set up his own business, which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. Faber is publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report newsletter and is the director of Marc Faber Ltd which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager.