Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Marc Faber: They Will Just Print More!

On CNBC: If Market Keeps Falling, Fed Will Keep Printing: 'Dr. Doom'

  • Falling stock prices will be met only with more money injections from the Federal Reserve, Marc Faber, the so-called "Dr. Doom," told CNBC.

    Speaking as global markets fell violently lower in the wake of the Japan earthquake and fears of a nuclear meltdown, Faber said a stock correction actually is healthy in view of how far equities have come from the March 2009 lows.

    He also expects weakness to persist and the Standard & Poor's 500 to drop as much as 15 percent. Further, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely give the green light to another round of Treasurys purchases, which have come to be known as quantitative easing, he said.

    "We may drop 10 to 15 percent. Then QE 2 will come, (then) QE 4, QE 5, QE 6, QE 7—whatever you want. The money printer will continue to print, that I'm sure," said the author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report. Later in the interview, he added, "Actually I made a mistake. I meant to say QE 18."

    As for the situation with Japan specifically, he said the end result of rebuilding after the quake would be inflation and a positive for stocks, while Japanese Government Bonds, or JGBs as they are often called, would suffer.

    "This huge selloff is an investment opportunity in Japanese equities, but if a meltdown occurs then all bets are off," he said.


Mun Wai said...


How would you concur to the following (my little doubt) :

Print more money and flush 'em into the economy to jack it up, with the motive to "actually" combat deflationary threat?

Do you see any imminent deflationary risk in the US and/or globally?



Moolah said...

Er.. as long as the printer keeps on printing, I find it hard to see the threat of deflation.