“Everything will collapse” is the consequence Gloom, Boom, & Doom’s Marc Faber sees from the Fed’s latest ‘stimulus’ (and the fallacy and misconception of how money-printing can help employment). In a wondrously clarifying interview on Bloomberg TV this morning, Faber explained why he was ‘happy’, since “the asset values of his holdings will go up” but as a responsible citizen he is worried because “the monetary policies of the US will destroy the world.” It truly is class warfare under a veil of ‘its good for you’ as he notes: “the fallacy of monetary policy in the U.S. is to believe this money will go to the man on the street. It won’t. It goes to the Mayfair economy of the well-to-do people and boosts asset prices of Warhols.” Congratulations, Mr. Bernanke.
Gross: #Fed to buy mortgages ‘til the cows come home. Think 7% unemployment, 2.5% inflation targets. Buy real assets…gold…a house!
— PIMCO (@PIMCO) September 14, 2012Mortgages 28 bps Away From Being Safer Than Treasurys
The open-ended awesomeness of Bernanke’s bluster has crushed the spread between mortgages and Treasuries. While the spread had been tumbling in anticipation of Ben’s great save, the move from yesterday’s announcement is stunning as the already record-low levels have been halved leaving mortgages now under 28bps from being ‘as safe as Treasuries’.MORE HERE
Marc Faber: ‘Bernanke Should Resign, Fed Will Destroy the World!!’
The Gloom, Doom, and Boom Report’s Marc Faber is making the rounds on the interview circuit today, first on CNBC early this morning, and stated that if he were Bernanke, ‘for sure I would resign after having messed up the US as badly as Mr. Bernanke and Mr. Greenspan have done over the last fifteen years‘.
Faber states that government spending ‘is cancer’ and that ‘it is taking the freedom of people away‘.
Then on Bloomberg Faber stated ‘the monetary policies of the US will destroy the world’ and that ‘the fallacy of monetary policy in the U.S. is to believe this money will go to the man on the street. It won’t. It goes to the Mayfair economy of the well-to-do people and boosts asset prices of Warhols.’
Both interviews below:
MARC FABER: FED POLICY WILL ‘DESTROY THE WORLD’
Mamta Badkar|Sep. 14, 2012,
After the Fed announced unlimited QE3, he appeared on Bloomberg TV saying that Fed policy will destroy the world.
Here’s the transcript.
Faber on more Federal Reserve stimulus:
“It is difficult to tell what will happen. I happen to believe that eventually we will have a systemic crisis and everything will collapse. But the question is really between here and then. Will everything collapse with Dow Jones 20,000 or 50,000 or 10 million? Mr. Bernanke is a money printer and, believe me, if Mr. Romney wins the election the next Fed chairman will also be a money printer. And so it will go on. The Europeans will print money. The Chinese will print money. Everybody will print money and the purchasing power of paper money will go down. And I don’t like bonds. I don’t particularly like equities, but I think equities are a better space to be in than bonds.”
On what he will do with his portfolio in reaction to yesterday’s move:
“I own corporate bonds and I recently, as I wrote, I pulled some bonds from Kazakhstan because Kazakhstan economically is a much sounder country than the United States or any European country. But it is in small doses. I wouldn’t put all of my money in corporate bonds. They have an equity character. I also own equities still in Asia and as I pointed out already four months ago for the first time in my life I bought equities in Portugal, Spain, Italy and France because they were unbelievably distressed. I think what people overlook today is they look at markets but they don’t look at what happens within the market. In the last 12 to 18 months the U.S. has massively outperformed European markets, Asian markets with a few exceptions and now some markets are relatively depressed. I could argue the Chinese stock market is now relatively depressed. So the asset allocators may move some money in Chinese stocks and then they can rally 10% to 20%.”
“The fallacy of monetary policy in the U.S. is to believe this money will go to the man on the street. It won’t. It goes to the Mayfair economy of the well-to-do people and boosts asset prices of Warhols…Very happy. Very good for the Fed. Congratulations, Mr. Bernanke. I’m happy. My asset values go up but as a responsible citizen I have to say the monetary policies of the U.S. will destroy the world.”
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