Friday, October 10, 2008

The Bear Was Right

Nouriel Roubini, the economist who predicted everything that's happening now back in February, had this to say yesterday:

"The U.S. and advanced economies’ financial systems are now headed towards a near-term systemic financial meltdown as day after day stock markets are in free fall, money markets have shut down while their spreads are skyrocketing, and credit spreads are surging through the roof."

"The crisis was caused by the largest leveraged asset bubble and credit bubble in the history of humanity... excessive borrowing by financial institutions and some segments of the corporate sector and of the public sector in many and different economies: an housing bubble, a mortgage bubble, an equity bubble, a bond bubble, a credit bubble, a commodity bubble, a private equity bubble, a hedge funds bubble are all now bursting at once in the biggest real sector and financial sector deleveraging since the Great Depression."

... At this point severe damage is done and one cannot rule out a systemic collapse and a global depression."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A broken clock shows the correct time twice a day.