Thursday, May 15, 2014
Faber : Stocks & Bonds will go down at the same time
Inflation is an increase in the quantity of money and credit. The symptoms occur in a variety of forms. You can print money in the US, but it could happen that it does not boost economic activity in the US but only in China or in Vietnam or Indian and so forth. It can boost wages in India, it can boost real estate prices in London, and so forth, because we have a global economy. Stating there is no inflation is an error.
In case things turn out bad again, the central bankers have one thing left: money. When they start throwing out money, it will lead to price increases. Nobody can deny that anywhere in the world energy prices are substantially higher than they were ten years ago. Nobody can deny that food prices are up. Nobody in the US can deny that insurance premiums are up. So, to throw money at the system, at some point will lead to some more visible (!) pressure on consumer prices. Stocks has basically done nothing since the beginning of the year. But long term bonds are up 12% this year. Now, during the next downturn, I believe stocks and bonds will go down at the same time. - in a recent CNBC interview
Marc Faber is an international investor known for his uncanny predictions of the stock market and futures markets around the world.Dr. Doom also trades currencies and commodity futures like Gold and Oil.