Thursday, September 24, 2009

Marc Faber: Ignore Ben Bernanke

Marc Faber

Marc Faber is advising people to not keep their investments in the U.S. dollar, and not to invest in things like US bonds.

As far as the assertion by Ben Bernanke that "We will keep inflation in check," Faber says to completely ignore that fantasy.

Why Faber says this is the inevitable need for the U.S. government, via the Federal Reserve, to print more money, which will continue to put downward pressure on the greenback. He said with someone like Bernanke running the Federal Reserve, we need to operaton under the assumption the U.S. dollar will be worth close to zero, if not zero. He reinforces what he has said in the past, that we shouldn't in any way trust the Federal Reserve.

Faber instead says investors should place their money in investments that will hold their value, using gold as one of the options investors need to have some of their money in.

Over the next 10 years, Faber points to the soon rush to retirement of Baby Boomers, who will put increasing demands on Medicare and Social Security, which, along with other areas, will force the government to print an enormous amount of money.

That will result in even more inflation, and the loss in buying power of the U.S. dollar, if not its complete collapse.

Marc Faber

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