Friday, June 1, 2012

Marc Faber June 2012 Market Commentary

Marc Faber has just released his June 2012 market commentary on the website.

This month report is entitled "The Political Function of Inflation is to Mislead Public Opinion" and he talks about the distortions created by inflation. He explains that scholars had longer discovered the viciousness of monetary inflation long time ago quoting Nicholas Oresme (14th century):

Among the many disadvantages arising from alternation of the coinage which affects the whole community is....that the prince could thus draw to himself almost all the money of the community and unduly impoverish his subjects. And as some chronic sicknesses are more dangerous than others because they are less perceptible, so such an extraction is more dangerous the less obvious it is.

He carries on saying that we need to consider seriously Sheila Bair’s tongue-in-cheek proposal to fix income inequality with a $10 million loan for everyone, especially if we are to believe the Keynesians that the "economy desperately needs a short run fix" (Krugman).

The main issue is that Keynesian economic policies are directly responsible for the current global economic crisis, because they have led to excessive debts in most Western societies, which will remain for a long time and be a drag on growth.

There is only 1 attachments with this monthly market commentary (MMC):

  • "Natural Gas: A Contender for the Greatest Thematic Tailwind over the Next 20 Years" by Pedro Noronha, Noster Capital LLP
I could not find the report online, but this simply makes the case for investing in Natural over the long term. With peak oil, the limitations of coal both in terms of energy as well as political & environmental reasons, natural gas will become more and more prominent in the energy mix. Pedro Noronha is long on CHK.

If you want to access the full Monthly Market Commentary (MMC) by Marc Faber, it is available for 300 USD per year.

PS: Last month he also issued a temporary (and short) report in the middle of the month. I don't have access to it, but this kind of "urgent" report is usually not a good thing...

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