QE18 and WWIII

Marc Faber Sees QE18, WWIII Ahead

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Marc Faber provided his latest views on the markets and global economy this morning in light of the nuclear crisis in Japan.

In a CNBC interview, the editor of The Gloom, Boom & Doom report made a bevy of predictions – which included many more rounds of quantitative easing (up to QE18), and eventually World War III.

Highlights from his comments included:

  • the damage from the Japanese crisis will necessitate very heavy spending to rebuild infrastructure, and “that will be somewhat inflationary for the Japanese economy.”
  • may be beneficial for equities in Japan
  • negative for JGBs (Japanese government bonds)
  • situation is “very negative for the yen in the long run”
  • sees this as a “turning point for the yen”
  • crisis is a “huge financial burden on a government that is already indebted”
  • “I think it’s healthy that the markets start to focus on something else than what Mr. Bernanke is telling the press all the time.”
  • “And then QE3 will come, QE4, QE5, QE6, QE7, whatever you want. The money printer will continue to print, that I’m sure.”
  • u201CMr. Bernanke doesn't know much about the global economy, but he watches the S&P every day.u201D

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