Close X Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of 24hGold.com. By continuing your navigation on our website, you are accepting the use of cookies.
To learn more about cookies ...
EnglishFrench
Gold & Silver Prices in

'We Are Not Doing Very Well'

IMG Auteur
Published : May 03rd, 2012
348 words - Reading time : 0 - 1 minutes
( 1 vote, 5/5 )
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
0
comment
Our Newsletter...
FOLLOW : Lead
Category : Crisis Watch

 

 

 

 

In "NBER's Martin Feldstein Bashes The Deplorable US Economy, Says Bernanke Has Engineered Another Stock Bubble," Zero Hedge highlights some less-than-upbeat commentary from a Bloomberg TV interview with economist Martin Feldstein:


Feldstein on the U.S. economy:


"We are not doing very well. The economy is just coming along at a snail's pace. The first quarter numbers that we just got last week were not very good at all. The GDP number was 2.2%. That was a disappointment, but you know, it was all automobiles. 1.6 out of the 2.2 was motor vehicle production. So, people were catching up after not being able to buy them the year before. So, this is a very weak economy. The payroll employment numbers, we are going to get some new ones in April. Let's hope they are better than March where it fell by half. The stock market is, I think, responding to the Fed. I think the real danger is that this is a bubble in the stock market created by low long-term interest rates that the Fed has engineered."


On the danger of a bubble in the stock market:


"The danger is, like all bubbles, they burst at some point. Remember, Ben Bernanke told us in the summer of 2010 that he was going to do QE2 and then ultimately they did Operation Twist. The purpose of that was to make long-term bonds less attractive so that investors would buy into the stock market. That would raise wealth and higher wealth would lead to more consumption. It helped in the fourth quarter of 2010 and maybe that is what is helping to drive consumption during the first quarter of this year. But the danger is you get a market that is not with the reality of what is happening in the economy, which is, as I said a moment ago, is really not very good at all."


I'll be danged -- another economist (see: "No Punches Pulled") who is not afraid to speak the truth.


If this keeps up, you won't need little old me any more.


Michael J. Panzner 


 


<< Previous article
Rate :Average :5 (1 vote)
>> Next article
Michael J. Panzner is a 25-year veteran of the global stock, bond, and currency markets and the author of Financial Armageddon: Protecting Your Future from Four Impending Catastrophes, published by Kaplan Publishing.
WebsiteSubscribe to his services
Latest comment posted for this article
Be the first to comment
Add your comment
Top articles
Latest Comments
A Salvo in the Battle for the Go...
27 Febovertheedge
I would argue that the devil is in the details, i.e. the definition of money. What the people of the US are using is currency. Currency bei...
A Salvo in the Battle for the Go...
26 FebFrankinca1
Sort of written for a PHD in economics, which gold believers (myself) are not often that well educated, have difficulty following. The definition o...
A Salvo in the Battle for the Go...
26 Feb07788525833
The dollar has a monopoly over all other types of money which is rammed down peoples throats by gun and drones , any one wanting to change this...
In Search of the Magic Wand: Car...
25 FebDoom
Yes, stay away from University of Phoenix, a school with a 9% graduation rate, that only gets students because it spends $200,000 a day on Google a...
Emails From Kiev: Free Speech Va...
25 Febovertheedge
"The problem is, the asshats associated with Poroshenko are even worse than he is." I'm assuming you mean the predators in the US White Ho...
The Bull Case For Gold This Year...
25 Febdepourcq
You talked about all the wrong reasons that gold will rise or fall, their is only one that everyone should know. The US has a debt of 18.134 trilli...
The Bull Case For Gold This Year...
25 Febneville
The fact that you are very lowly rated might be one of two things .1.You have been playing this card to often (Bear Joker) 2,The other is that you ...
Interventionism Kills: Post-Coup...
24 FebJosu O.
A nice summary of what actually happened. It's sad that few europeans and even fewer americans are going to read it. My opinion is that US...
Most commented articlesFavoritesMore...
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS
Mining Company News
Tinka Resources(Ag)TK.V
Announces AGM Results
CA$ 0.27-12.90%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Silver Standard(Ag-Au-Cu)SSO.TO
Early Glance: Silver companies
CA$ 6.57-0.90%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Pan American Silver(Ag-Au-Cu)PAAS
Early Glance: Silver companies
US$ 9.68+1.04%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Gold Fields(Cu-Ni-Mo)GFI
Early Glance: Gold companies
US$ 4.65+0.87%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Randgold Res.(Au)GOLD
- Total Voting Rights
US$ 79.19+0.24%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Continental Precious Min.(Ag-Au-Co)CZQ.TO
Engages Golder Associates for the Next Step in the Development of the Viken Project
CA$ 0.56-6.67%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Beaufield Res.(Ag-Au-Ni)BFD.V
Reports Annual General Meeting Results
CA$ 0.04-11.11%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Probe Mines(Ag-Au-Cu)PRB.V
Leading Independent Advisory Firms ISS and Glass Lewis Recommend Shareholders of Probe Mines
CA$ 4.94+0.82%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Newmont(Cu-Le-Ni)NEM
Why the Earnings Streak Will Continue for Newmont Mining (NEM) - Tale of the Tape
US$ 26.33+0.08%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Newmont(Cu-Le-Ni)NEM
Increased Earnings Estimates Seen for Newmont Mining (NEM): Can It Move Higher? - Tale of the Tape
US$ 26.33+0.08%Trend Power :
Corporate news
Comments closed
Subscribe to 24hGold’s daily market briefing
  • Prices and data of precious metals in 119 currencies and world mining companies
  • Daily analysis of the economy, markets and more
  • Free, daily and indispensable
Stay informed, subscribe now !
* Your email will never be shared.