Thursday, September 25, 2008

Faber Says U.S. $700 Billion Rescue Plan Isn't Enough (But Stocks to Rally 14% after Passage)

From Bloomberg:
...The government should buy out struggling home owners, Faber, managing director of Marc Faber Ltd. and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, told reporters on the sidelines of an investor conference in Hong Kong. He's also predicting Chinese economic growth to ``disappoint'' and Indian stocks to decline...

...Faber also forecast the Standard & Poor's 500 Index will rally to as high as 1,350 points following the approval of the bailout plan because stocks are ``oversold.'' That level is about 14 percent higher than the gauge's close yesterday.

`Earnings Bubble'

Still, ``I'm not playing that rally,'' he said. ``I'd rather think that stocks are not particularly cheap. We don't have a valuation bubble. We have an earnings bubble. In 2009, earnings will disappoint.">>>MORE