Monday, March 1, 2010
Is Greece A Leading Indicator?
An outlook on global equities, with Christopher Wood, author of "Greed & Fear" newsletter.
"My view is that there is an inevitable endgame as a result of all this massive spending of taxpayer money in the West and Japan to bail out bankrupt banking systems, so in my view unfortunately the end game will be systemic government debt crisis in the western world. It will probably happen in Europe and will climax in the US, and i am expecting on a five year view the collapse of the US Dollar paper standard...The key reason why that is the endgame is that this credit crisis we saw in the west in 2008 and 2009 has simply been deferred, because 95% of the so-called government policy solutions to deal with this crisis have simply been to extend government guarantees. So the problem has been transferred from the private sector to the public sector. It is just a matter of time before investors revolt against these sovereign guarantees...The crisis is going to happen first in Europe, the US will be the endgame."