Posts Tagged ‘liquidity’

This Bloomberg interview last November 2008 of notorious bearish commentator Marc Faber shares his thoughts on the recent recovery of global stock markets . Faber reveals some of the dynamics between the U.S. Dollar and asset markets, and how they move in opposite directions.

Faber also shares his criticism of monetary and fiscal policy in reaction to the financial crisis–which are all geared towards consumption, when he mentions the solution is to improve savings rates and production rates, similar to Peter Schiff’s comments. He also criticizes the bailouts of banks financial institutions which practically exonorate their bad investment and lending practices which created originally the housing bubble and the subprime mortgage bubble and subsequent crash.

He also expects the current rally to go a little further, as far as January to March of 2009 as Global Central Banks inject liquidity which will prop up asset markets. Afterwards, the recessionary pressures begin to reassert themselves. Faber is still in favor of acquiring assets that are outside the U.S. Dollar, especially precious metals such as gold to weather the crisis.

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I am not a Finance man, but the article below seems quite bad. Just fixing this seems to be a big problem, and other bankruptcies can occur anytime.


Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve will pump an additional $630 billion into the global financial system, flooding banks with cash to alleviate the worst banking crisis since the Great Depression.

The Fed increased its existing currency swaps with foreign central banks by $330 billion to $620 billion to make more dollars available worldwide. The Term Auction Facility, the Fed’s emergency loan program, will expand by $300 billion to $450 billion. The European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are among the participating authorities.

The Fed’s expansion of liquidity, the biggest since credit markets seized up last year, came hours before the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a $700 billion bailout for the financial industry. The crisis is reverberating through the global economy, causing stocks to plunge and forcing European governments to rescue four banks over the past two days alone.


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