Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Greece issue : more Geo-political than Economic

Is the worst over for the Eurozone? Greece's debt problem is a recurring issue, do you see Greece exiting the European Union?

Marc Faber : The Greece thing is being swept under the carpet. The problems had begun early on and by 2010 the credit outstanding was so large that it would have been very damaging for the banking system in Europe in case they would have written off. But, in my opinion, they should have written off at that time. Greece should have been kicked out of the European Union or some other political solution should have been found at that time. Instead, lenders gave more and more money. Greece's economy is not big enough to support $300-billion worth of foreign debt. There is also a geo-political angle to the Greece crisis. The hardliners in the US are very much aware that if Greece leaves the EU, then the Russians will be knocking on the door of Greece or the Chinese will establish naval bases in Greece; remember, Greece is part of the NATO. The Greece issue is more a political thing than economic. Economically, it's very clear that Greece will not be able to pay its debts.
- via The Economic Times of India

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.

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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.

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.