Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Marc Faber Scary Forecast : The S&P 500 could plunge to its 2011 Low
Marc Faber told MarketWatch that the stock-market downturn could result in the S&P 500 hitting lows not seen in five years. Faber’s dour forecast is that the S&P 500, which ended Thursday trading at 1,943, amid a China-fueled global market rout, could plunge to its 2011 low. According to FactSet data, that would be 1,099.23, set that October. Faber referred to that outcome, a more-than-40% plunge in the broad stock-market benchmark, as his “medium bearish” scenario. His most bearish prognostication envisages the S&P 500 falling back to its 2009 nadir, which FactSet data put at 676.53.
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