August 2, 2012
Today Stephen Leeb, who is Chairman of Leeb Capital Management, spoke with King World News about the dreadful warning legendary value investor Jeremy Grantham’s recently issued: “This is a guy that has come to the view of resource shortages over the last 2 or 3 years. He’s becoming much more vehement about it, saying we could have real catastrophes in the food market, in water, etc., and energy could be right behind.”
The acclaimed money manager also discussed gold, but first, when asked about the dire situation the ECB faces, Leeb responded, “They’ve got to start buying bonds, period. It’s very simple, Spain cannot survive with bond yields over 7%. I doubt they can survive with bond yields much over 5%, when you’ve got no growth and 25% unemployment.”
Stephen Leeb continues:
“25% unemployment is the kind of unemployment we had during the (Great) Depression. It surprised me (that the ECB did not take significant action), and it makes me think, what is going on behind the scenes? My guess is we are putting tremendous pressure on Germany.
Every other country in Europe, including Great Britain, is ready to ease and buy bonds….