, Marc Faber Blog: I See the Global Economy Weakening

Monday, August 4, 2014

I See the Global Economy Weakening

When I travel and look around economies, I don’t see the global economy strengthening, I see it weakening. In Asia, we don’t have a recession per se, it is just economic growth has slowed down meaningfully or there is no growth at all .

We are now in the fifth year of an economic recovery which began in June 2009 in the U.S. and we’re more than in the fifth year of a bull market that began on March 6, 2009. This is a very mature economic recovery...it would seem to me that the monetary policies that central banks pursue are negative for economic growth, but they are positive for asset price increases. As a result of asset price increases, lots of goods have become unaffordable for the typical household.

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