Warum gibt es etwas und nicht nichts? (Why is there something rather than nothing?) - Leibniz

Monday, March 10, 2008

Marc Faber speaks on the crisis

Video here on Bloomberg. Summary and comment on Contrarian Investor. Some points he makes:

Bernanke's policies will destroy the dollar; he should have gone to Zimbabwe. Property assets in a bubble, but bonds (except maybe for some carefully-researched junk bonds!) also likely to be a victim of inflation. Emerging markets worse than the Dow. Deflation may hit the dollar through devaluation, rather than the nominal value of US equities. Commodities (e.g. gold) were at an inflation-adjusted 200-year low in the late 90s, so even after the recent rises they're not overvalued. Derivatives (NOT the packaged ones) will blow up in the next 3 - 6 months. He hope a major bank will fail and reintroduce discipline into the system.

Have you noticed how cheerful gloomy types get when disaster hits?

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