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Is the FED Destroying the Economy? with Marc Faber

On todays episode of the WTFinance Podcast I had the pleasure of speaking with Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher of the ‘’Gloom, Boom & Doom Report’’.

During the conversation we talked about how the FED is destroying the economy, why inflation is out of control, whether we will see the rise of emerging markets and more!

0:00 - Introduction
0:40 - Is the FED destroying the economy?
6:10 - Was the FED too slow to react?
8:35 - Is this time different?
11:50 - This inflation has come from Fiscal & Monetary effects?
13:10 - Is the economy already collapsed?
14:50 - Why have we already had a crash?
17:40 - Dollar strength shielding US against higher inflation?
19:58 - US Stock Market vs EU Stock Market
21:25 - The rise of emerging markets?
23:10 - Interest rates at 8% in Europe?
27:05 - Will we see hyperinflation or any similarities to the Great Depression?
34:50 - Where are you positive about?
39:29 - One message to take away from interview?

Dr Marc Faber was born in Zurich, Switzerland. He went to school in Geneva and Zurich and finished high school with the Matura. He studied Economics at the University of Zurich and, at the age of 24, obtained a PhD in Economics magna cum laude.

Between 1970 and 1978, Dr Faber worked for White Weld & Company Limited in New York, Zurich and Hong Kong. Since 1973, he has lived in Hong Kong. From 1978 to February 1990, he was the Managing Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert (HK) Ltd.

In June 1990, he set up his own business, publishing a widely read monthly investment newsletter “THE GLOOM BOOM & DOOM” report which highlights unusual investment opportunities.

He is also the author of several books including “TOMORROW’S GOLD – Asia’s Age of Discovery” which was first published in 2002 and highlights future investment opportunities around the world. “TOMORROW’S GOLD” was for several weeks on Amazon’s best seller list and has been translated into Japanese, Korean, Thai and German.

Dr. Faber is also a regular contributor to several leading financial publications around the world.

A book on Dr Faber, “RIDING THE MILLENNIAL STORM”, by Nury Vittachi, was published in 1998.

A regular speaker at various investment seminars, Dr Faber is well known for his “contrarian” investment approach.

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Marc Faber (born February 28, 1946) is a Swiss investor based in Thailand. Faber is publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report newsletter and is the director of Marc Faber Ltd, which acts as an investment advisor and fund manager. Faber also serves as director, advisor, and shareholder of a number of investment funds that focus on emerging and frontier markets, including Leopard Capital’s Leopard Cambodia Fund and Asia Frontier Capital Ltd.'s AFC Asia Frontier Fund.
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