Marc Faber: ‘I would probably choose gold’

Episode 119: Alasdair talks to Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report. Marc discusses his 40 years of experience in capital markets and the lessons he has learned.

He looks at the underlying nature of the American economy and details the problems arising since 2007. Money printing – along with the insidious effects of underreported inflation – is to some extent disguising the sorry state of the US economy. Faber is cautious on China, and when questioned about Cyprus and the loss of depositor funds, raises pertinent points about the problems that deposit insurance may cause and what the ramifications of the bailout conditions in Cyprus may have on otherwise conservative investors.

Listen in for 25 minutes of economic common sense.

This podcast was recorded on 2 April 2013.

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Alasdair started his career as a stockbroker in 1970 on the London Stock Exchange. In those days, trainees learned everything: from making the tea, to corporate finance, to evaluating and dealing in equities and bonds. They learned rapidly through experience about things as diverse as mining shares and general economics. It was excellent training, and within nine years Alasdair had risen to become senior partner of his firm. Subsequently, Alasdair held positions at director level in investment management, and worked as a mutual fund manager. He also worked at a bank in Guernsey as an executive director. For most of his 40 years in the finance industry, Alasdair has been de-mystifying macro-economic events for his investing clients. The accumulation of this experience has convinced him that unsound monetary policies are the most destructive weapon governments use against the common man. Accordingly, his mission is to educate and inform the public in layman’s terms what governments do with money and how to protect themselves from the consequences.

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