Sunday, July 29, 2018

Marc Faber: Geopolitics, Dollar Hegemony and Precious Metals

It's unfortunate that "hate speech" arbitrarily defined and dictated by the left is suppressing free speech and the search for objective truth. "Thank God white people populated America," uttered by Marc might have been said in a less offensive manner, but to remove the truth-seeking thoughts of a freedom-loving, non-racist intellectual of Dr. Faber's stature is unconscionable and ultimately destructive, most of all to minorities.

We are delighted to have Dr. Faber with us to discuss the global markets as he once did on all major business channels, at Barron's, and other mainstream print media. We ask Marc about Trump's economic policies, global monetary policy, stocks, bonds and precious metals, geopolitics, dollar hegemony, the Petro yuan, and much more.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Marc Faber: If This Unfolds, It Will Radically Alter The World Overnight

Eric King: “I know you’ve had some issues coming into the United States, where you’ve been in an airport where they have taken you to the side and put you in a room (Dr. Faber laughs), which seems preposterous. But this move to more of a police state in the West, does that have you concerned?”

Dr. Marc Faber: “Well, that is another possibility, that we go more to a fascist regime rather than to socialism. That is a possibility that we need to entertain. And it is very clear to me, having grown up in the 1950s and 1960s, that today there is much more control of what you and I do. It’s stricter and more unpleasant…

We have far more regulations, far more laws, that actually are very negative for the small businessman, from which actually the economy grows the most. That also has a negative impact on growth. I would say whatever scenario you look at, the only scenario that could boost growth, briefly, substantially, would be war.”

- Source, King World News

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Marc Faber: There is Massive Fraud In This Financial Bubble

A big difference between the market today and that of the 1987 crash is unfunded pensions. Renowned investor Dr. Marc Faber, who holds a PhD in economics, says, “The unfunded liabilities have gone up. They did not go down...

- Source, USA Watchdog

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Marc Faber: I'd Rather Invest In Asian Over Western Countries

Marc Faber gives his up to date investment advice and discusses the current markets he is interested in most. Overall, he sees Asian markets as a safer place for your money, over Western markets.

Friday, July 13, 2018

India is Doing Well and Will Continue to Do Well

"The rupee will be at these levels, maybe a rupee here or there. I don’t see rupee going to 75-76 to the dollar and there is no reason why it should. We have $400 billion of reserves and we are the most investible country. 

We have never had any defaults, our track record is tremendous compared to other emerging markets and our levels of debt are nothing as compared to China. So on all those parameters, I think India is doing well and will do well.

Always remember, Marc Faber, one of the gurus of emerging markets, he always said one thing, the locals know best."

- Source, CNBC

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Experts think this trade war will be a fizzer. I hope this courageous guess is right

One of the staggering developments from the mad money world of stock markets is that US stocks rose overnight, with the Dow Jones index up over 180 points, as the deadline to President Trump’s trade war looms today. And what’s even more surprising is that some professionals reckon the market has priced in the effects of a trade war!

Gee I hope they’re right, but I don’t know how I or anyone could really test that.

This confidence that market experts know what lies ahead was captured by this from Jeremy Klein, chief market strategist at FBN Securities: “Any news we get on trade in the short term will be neutral or good,” he said. “We already know all the bad news that's out there on this issue.” (CNBC)

What he’s saying is that experts on the significant companies affected by a tit-for-tat trade war have worked out the profit effects of tariffs and then changed their valuation on that company. But those calculations operate off assumptions that might end up being wrong!

This is how the trade war should begin, with a U.S. Trade Representative statement saying tariffs on $34 billion of Chinese goods will take effect at 12:01 a.m. in Washington. Then China will return fire immediately. The assumption is that China will hit back with equal force. But what if they don’t, instead hitting harder than expected and on industries that were not expected to be affected?

All’s fair in love and war. And you can’t expect that a trade war will be fought out following some gentlemanly rules of engagement. Mind you, I hope it is, and I also hope the market experts have calculated the effects accurately. But I always argue that hope is not a strategy upon which you can build wealth in the stock market!

What worries me about this complacency on the trade war is that it comes when the doomsday drones are ganging up to ramp their warnings about an imminent recession and stock market sell off.

You shouldn’t be surprised about this, as since the end of the GFC this mob has tipped a Great Depression, countless market crashes and some have even had the Dow Jones plummeting below 10,000 while it’s now over 24,300!

Donald Trump has been seen as the trigger, with this one from Bloomberg showing how the negative nervous Nellies have been scaring us for some time: "Citigroup: A Trump Victory in November Could Cause a Global Recession!" (Bloomberg Financial News headline, August 2016)

And then this one: "A President Trump Could Destroy the World Economy!” (Washington Post editorial, October 2016).

Then there have been the likes of Harry Dent and Marc Faber who have been tipping a market Armageddon for at least three years, probably longer. These guys will get it right one day, after being wrong for a long time. And this trade war could be the trigger for them being free to boast about their insights.

All this comes at a time when investor surveys show that those playing the stock market are losing confidence. And some well-known fund managers have expressed their concerns about being long stocks, with the likes of Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio saying he’s getting out of financial assets.

“It’s a classical late cycle story. So, when I was here last time, I said we were long and nervous. We are no longer long, we are increasingly nervous about this,” Roelof Salomons, chief strategist at Kempen Capital Management, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” on Thursday.

A late cycle represents an economy that has been growing, but is poised to fall into a recession, amid rising interest rates, lower profit margins and other negative economic headwinds.

And a trade war could be a cyclone, while the experts are treating it more like a zephyr. I’m gambling that these guys and their assessments are right because I think the current economic and corporate profitability stories are so strong. But I know I’m gambling.

If you can’t afford to gamble and see stock prices slide, then you might have to play it safer than me. But let’s all pray that this trade war doesn’t prove some Trump-haters right.

- Source, Switzer

Friday, July 6, 2018

Marc Faber and Nomi Prins - The Real Danger

Dr. Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland and obtained a PhD in Economics at the University of Zurich. Between 1970 and 1978, Dr. Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd. In 1990, he set up his own business, Marc Faber Limited which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. 

Dr. Faber 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 a best seller on Amazon. Dr. Faber is known for his “contrarian” investment approach and charismatic personality. He became infamous after calling the 1987 crash in US equities. 

Nomi Prins is an American author, journalist, and Senior Fellow at Demos. She has worked as a managing director at Goldman-Sachs and as a Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns, as well as having worked as a senior strategist at Lehman Brothers and analyst at the Chase Manhattan Bank. 

Prins is known for her books All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power and Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World.

- Source, Old Radio