Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Marc Faber: many Energy related Companies are going to go Bankrupt

 ET Now: How will the recent fall in crude prices impact energy companies?

Marc Faber: The oil prices are down from say $100 to $30 and many energy related companies are going to go bankrupt. There is no question about that.

ET Now: So you are pricing in a default.

Marc Faber: The whole Middle East is in kind of depreciation and the whole resource sector is badly affected, and the resource producing countries whether it is Brazil or South Africa or Russia, and suppose they all are suffering, so we had already some big-big cracks.

I believe it is conceivable that the oil price will stabilise here and not go down to $10, $20, because the same analysts who predicted when oil was at $100 that it would go do $150. They now say it will go down to 10, 20. So who knows.

Nobody knows exactly, but my sense is in the western world which includes western Europe, Japan that I count in the advanced economies and the US, we will have practically no growth for the next 5 to 10 years.

The governments are much too large as percentage of the economy and they are not spending on productive things like infrastructure or education, but they are spending on transfer payments. In other words, they take out your pocket and then give it to my pocket, better out of your pocket into my pocket.

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.