Faber said the current system in the developed markets is not sustainable and will come to a bad end. He declared that the change in hours of work needed to buy one unit of the S&P 500 composite — which climbed from 20 hours in the 1960s to almost 100 today — was evidence of the massive wealth inequality created by monetary policy that has made it more difficult for those on the lower rungs of the economic ladder to climb up.
Faber takes a dim view of central bank activities that have led to a substantial increase in the size of their balance sheets. Although central banks can continue these policies indefinitely, he noted that eventually they will own everything, resulting in backdoor socialism. The present-day reality of central bank activity is that stock market capitalizations relative to GDP are way above historical averages. Consequently, Faber thinks that US investors will be lucky to earn 1% or 2% returns per year.
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.