Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Dr Doom: Brace yourself for a 10-20% US market fall

Dr Doom: Brace yourself for a 10-20% US market fall

Renowned investor Marc Faber has been buying 10-year Treasuries on the back of concerns that the US market could fall by 10-20%.

Faber, nicknamed 'Dr Doom', told CNBC that he does not believe the US market looks 'healthy' right now.

‘The US market is in a very dicey position where it could easily drop 10-20%,’ he said, highlighting momentum stocks such as technology and biotech have already experienced such falls.

As a result, Faber said he is not comfortable piling the majority of his cash into equities and owns 10-year Treasury notes to give him a degree of security. He also expects Treasuries could benefit if money flows out of riskier assets.

While he acknowledged that 10-year notes yielding 2.55% were by no means attractive, he said it still represents an improvement on cash.

Overall he views equity markets as ‘relatively expensive’, with some value available in Europe and emerging markets.

‘I think we are bracing for a general asset deflation. I think the system is still very vulnerable. I'm not predicting a complete collapse because money printing can go on almost endlessly but it will have...unintended consequences,’ Faber added.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play French fund CEOs: 'Brexit is a lose-lose situation for all of us'

French fund CEOs: 'Brexit is a lose-lose situation for all of us'

'We'll all lose out - but London is an international city, Paris is not.' Leading French asset management CEOs tell us what they think Brexit will mean for the investment business.

Play Henderson Eurotrust's Stevenson: dealing with European cynicism

Henderson Eurotrust's Stevenson: dealing with European cynicism

Tim Stevenson talks about where he finds his opportunities in the current environment in Europe

Play Mark Barnett - part 2: why I'm not buying Lloyds

Mark Barnett - part 2: why I'm not buying Lloyds

In the second part of our exclusive video interview, Barnett explains why he has no intention of buying Lloyds, and where he sees the greatest income opportunities.

Read More
Wealth Manager on Twitter