Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Marc Faber: Inflation or Deflation ?

Marc Faber is interviewed by Lauren Lyster's Capital Account on Russia Today on the 3rd of April 2012.

Marc Faber says inflation in money and credit can cause bubbles, but it is hard to know where they are, and it is not easy to know where inflation is taking place. He also notes that governments hide inflation and much of that inflation goes into asset prices. We do not know exactly how much the Federal Reserve, the ECB, the BOJ, etc. are propping up the prices of stocks, commodities, etc. We can only estimate. The money printing and loose language of the central bankers and policy makers around the world certainly does distort the price mechanism, however, and Marc Faber is not optimistic about the ramifications of these actions.

He also mentioned the quadrillions in derivative, and that derivatives bubble will eventually collapse and lead to massive wealth destruction.

When asked to give advice to young people in their 20s and 30s, he referred to his generation and how it was easy to get a job at the time, but since the collapse of communism and the advance of the internet, 3 billion persons entered the world economy and western youngster have a lot of competition by young people living in developing economies, so he just think young people should lower their expectations and people in the western world should change their mentality and reject the nanny state.

 The interview starts at 3:18.

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