About a month ago, Marc Faber told Bloomberg that we could easily see a correction of 20% if the S&P topped 1150 and approached 1200.
Well, it seems like we’re just about there, so we’ll see how Faber’s near term musings fare in the weeks ahead.
You can check out a video of Faber’s Bloomberg interview here.
Some other thoughts from Faber:
- He thinks the Euro is very oversold, and can rally to 1.40 before going lower
- Doesn’t see anything much good about the Euro, or the Dollar, for that matter
- Debt monetization is inevitable in the long run
- He likes precious metals and Asian currencies – says “most currencies are sick”
- Better to be in stocks than bonds over the next few years, because he expects increasing inflation
Faber’s book Tomorrow’s Gold is excellent by the way – if you haven’t read it, and you are a Faber fan, I’d definitely recommend you pick up a copy.
Interestingly Faber was a deflationist when he wrote the book almost 10 years ago, and has since flipped to the inflation camp, because he believes that sovereign printing presses will overwhelm broader deflationary forces.
Further reading: Why Marc Faber sees no way around US inflation.