Today acclaimed money manager Stephen Leeb told King World News, “There is a growing recognition that austerity can only take the Europeans so far. We are now seeing weakness in Germany and a downgrading of French bonds. The Europeans are slowly coming around to the fact that they are going to have to continue pumping money into the system.”
Stephen Leeb continues:
“The recessions they are seeing are threatening to deepen. Nowhere in the developed world are we seeing growth right now. In the US, housing is getting a boost, but no new industries are being created. There are no new factories or capital investment into manufacturing that is taking place in the US.
All we are seeing in the US is housing is beginning to bounce-back….
“Yes there is pent-up demand for housing in the US, but we need new industries. The only country that seems to be willing to create new industry and address corruption is China. The US and Europe are not doing anything in either of those areas.
Looking at Japan, they are not doing very much, but at least they are changing. After a decade, Japan is finally getting around to quantitative easing. Japan is trying to be focused by considering asking the central bank to buy construction bonds.