Neste postal aqui publicado em 24-10-2008, a fenomenal equipa unitária que autoria este blogue faz um (muito visual) diagnóstico da saúde e da (má) terapêutica dos mercados bolsistas à data, e deixa no final a pergunta: O que vai acontecer a seguir?
In his efforts to prevent the next financial crisis, the President is focused on the symptoms rather than the disease. Therefore, his attempt to prevent future financial crises is doomed to failure, as the misguided policies that led to the last crisis are preserved while even more damaging policies are added. Current Fed policy is more reckless than before; continued subsidies to the mortgage market and the bailouts for banks are creating even bigger moral hazards; and, as a result, the economy is even more leveraged and more vulnerable to rising interest rates than ever.
The only way to prevent another financial crisis would be to reverse the fiscal and monetary policies that lead to the last crisis, and which now threaten to bring on an ever larger one.
(Peter Schiff: Obama’s bank plan is ‘doomed to failure’, January 21, 2010, Investment News)
Pensem o que quiserem, mas o autor do artigo parcialmente transcrito acima tem fama de ser uma autoridade nas suas previsões, mesmo quando (ou especialmente quando) elas são muito inconvenientes.