- Here, he dismisses Central Banks interventions and he says that Marc Faber weights in.
- Here, he says that a fundamental change has occurred to justify the rally.
Then, I can't believe that Marc Faber was able to push the USD up 5-7% just by being bullish on it. During the same interview where he said he is bullish on the USD, he also said he is bearish on the US stocks. Did that sink the US indices into the abyss? It didn't even prevent the US stocks from rallying about 10% since mid-July! So this is dismissed as well.
Finally, what kind of fundamental change can be so sudden and violent?
What happened during the past few days? As expected, all the bad news are still piling up, companies are still announcing weaker and weaker results, the US consumer is still broke and homeless, inflation is rising (I need to put a post on my point of view about inflation) and - surprise surprise - the Eurozone's growth has been announced as negative.
Did anyone expect the Eurozone's growth to be positive? Did anyone expect the UE's growth to be positive? One must be blind to believe the official figures about the US gov about growth, and even blinder to think that with Spain, Ireland, France, Portugal, Greece in the UE, the UE will keep on growing...
Finally, I had written that a few days ago that Trichet was abandonning the war against inflation but:
- If the Euro continues to collapse against the USD, inflation will rise further and Trichet will have to raise rates. The Eurozone is really lucky to have a real independent central bank, and not a for-profit, private, Central bank owned by the banking industry as in the US and UK. And the ECB only role is to keep a stable currency.
- According to the two charts below, the M3 growth is declining quickly in the Eurozone while it is growing a lot faster in the US and the growth is stable. I think it is obvious where we are going from here...
I will publish a post about the inflation/deflation debate as well as I read many interesting things from both sides.