Friday, May 1, 2015
Marc Faber: Stocks are about to fall 40%—at least!
Faber, editor of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, believes that stocks in the U.S. and in many places around the globe are in a central bank-fueled bubble. And while he can't put a time on when that perceived bubble will pop, he prognosticates that once it does, the outcome will be horrifying.
"For the last two years, I've been thinking that U.S. stocks are due for a correction," Faber said Wednesday on CNBC's "Trading Nation." "But I always say a bubble is a bubble, and if there's no correction, the market will go up, and one day it will go down, big time."
"The market is in a position where it's not just going to be a 10 percent correction. Maybe it first goes up a bit further, but when it comes, it will be 30 percent or 40 percent minimum!" Faber asserted.
A 40 percent decline from Wednesday's close would take the S&P 500 to 1,264, a level that hasn't been seen since the early days of 2012.
Faber says low yields and stimulative central bank policies around the world have led to a condition in which "all assets are grossly overvalued … and eventually this will unwind and cause some problems."
Despite his massively bearish call, Faber said he's "not short the market yet," since he doesn't know how high stocks could go in the interim. Still, he makes clear that "I'm not interested to buy momentum, I'm interested to buy value."
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.
Posted by Nicole Bourbaki