Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Roubini Sees Stock Declines as Soros Warns on Economy

George Soros (BSc '52) speaking to the LSE Alu...
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By Shamim Adam and Francine Lacqua
New York University Professor Nouriel Roubini said stock markets may drop and billionaire George Soros  warned the “bankrupt” U.S. banking system will hamper its economy, highlighting doubts about the sustainability of the global recovery.
“Markets have gone up too much, too soon, too fast,” Roubini, who accurately predicted the financial crisis, said in an interview in Istanbul on Oct. 3. U.S. stocks may suffer a “major decline” after climbing to the highest levels in almost a year two weeks ago, according to technical analyst Robert Prechter , founder of Elliott Wave International Inc.
Stocks have surged around the world in the past six months as evidence mounts that the economy is emerging from its deepest recession since the 1930s. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has soared 51 percent from a 12-year low in March while Europe’s Dow Jones Stoxx 600 is up 48 percent. The euphoria contrasts with warnings from policy makers and investors like Soros, who said today that the U.S. economic recovery will be “very slow.”
U.S. consumers are “overdebted” and the country’s banking system has been “basically bankrupt,” Soros said in Istanbul today. “The United States has a long way to go.”
Roubini Sees Stock Declines as Soros Warns on Economy
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