Marc Faber Says No to Greek Debt, Warns All Governments Will Default
by Julia A. Seymour
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Just one day after Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said the U.S. wouldn’t lose its “top-notch” credit rating, one CNBC guest said that u201Call governments” will default — it’s only a matter of time.
When asked by “Power Lunch” co-anchor Sue Herera if he would buy Greek debt, Marc Faber said: “No, I’m not interested in government or sovereign debts because I think that all governments will eventually default, including the U.S.”
Shocked, Herera replied, “What! Whoa, whoa, whoa.” Co-anchor Dennis Kneale asked for clarification, “All governments?”
“Mhmm. All governments,” Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, explained. “Some like Singapore that have basically no government debt and have huge reserves … in general the problem is the emerging economies today are financially much sounder in terms of debt to GDP than the developed world, including the U.S., Western Europe, the U.K. and so forth.