Steen Jakobsen, chief economist of Saxo Bank, recently called for quitting long Gold and “being scared” trades.
For him shale gas & oil is the game changer for the United States. It should make the US the leader for global growth in the next years. The International Energy Association (IEA) declared that the US would be energy-independent by 2030.
Today a nice article about the history of wrong IEA forecasts came out:
Moreover environmentalists do not stop to protest against the fracking techniques.
Here again the main slide of Steen’s presentation. The big question is for how long his investment recommendation is valid. In the 1990s the US were leading in technology, especially with the IT revolution. We are quite unsure that shale gas and oil can really have the same effect.
To deliver a different argument here an interesting chart from the congress why the United States despite the rising population and the shale gas effect will have problems to remain the leader in global growth.
Here another one about foodstamps:
See more about Steen’s dollar bullishness on Saxo Bank’s trading floor.
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