Thursday, February 19, 2015

These are The Mining Stocks that Faber recommends...

Barron’s: Where in the world should we invest this year, Marc?

Marc Faber : If I could find a way to short central banks, that is what I would do. This is the year that people will lose confidence in central banks, mostly because of the failure of Abenomics in Japan. [Abenomics, the economic policies advocated by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reignite Japan’s economy, encompass monetary easing, fiscal stimulus, and structural reforms.] One way to short central banks is to go long gold. I recommend buying physical gold, silver, and platinum. If you are looking for bigger gains, I suggest either mining-company stocks or the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners [GDXJ] exchange-traded fund. In last year’s first half, when gold rebounded by 15%, the Junior Gold Miners ETF rallied by more than 40%

Secondly, the U.S. market is expensive. Yet, the whole world seems to think it is the only game in town. That suggests it may be vulnerable to a selloff. I hate to short individual stocks because an activist could step in and send a stock soaring. Instead, I would short the SOX, or Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, through the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF [SOXX]. I would also short the Global X Social Media ETF [SOCL] and the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF [IBB].

While people think U.S. stocks are the only game in town, U.S. bonds are still attractive. Can someone on this panel explain to me why investors are bullish on the dollar, yet buy low-yielding European bonds instead of U.S. bonds? The market doesn’t believe the dollar will stay strong.

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.


  1. I am a greenhorn - how can I short e.g. the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF [IBB]. I didn´t found any product / Optionsschein etc dafür. Merci + Servus

    1. You can sell the ETF short and limit the risk with call options. Important is that Your broker enables "short selling" for You


Dr. Marc Faber Tomorrow's Gold

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.

Dr Faber studied economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in economics. He publishes a widely read monthly investment newsletter The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, which highlights unusual investment opportunities, and is the author of several books, including Tomorrow’s Gold – Asia’s Age of Discovery which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. Tomorrow’s Gold was for several weeks on Amazon’s bestseller list and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Thai and German. A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his contrarian investment approach. He is also associated with a variety of funds.