Bob Called It
(I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the May 2001 issue in which I advised readers to get out of the crashing Nasdaq market and put money in gold. The Nasdaq suffered three crashes over the next nine years, while gold has gained an incredible 434 percent. The Nasdaq is up only 52 percent from its May 2001 mark and is still down more than 34 percent from the dot-com bubble high.)
Gold and gold stocks are beginning to move up again. Gold has had so many false starts that nobody has any confidence in a gold bull market starting again. Gold has had a 21-year bear market after a 1980 blow off.
I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ in 1969. Today’s Bob Called It is an excerpt from the April 2000 issue, in which I warned of the collapse of the dotcom bubble and advised readers to get out of tech stocks to avoid major financial losses.
(Bob began publishing his monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the March 2000 issue. Bob was one of the first writers to warn of the coming crash in the housing markets and lay the blame on the steps of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He forecast exactly where we stand today.)
The credit bubble is still growing — some day it will burst… Two biggies are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Combined they have $1.6 billion reserves to cover 1000 times that much debt that they created. Add to this the credit being created by Wall Street and major corporations like GE Credit, GMAC, Ford Motor Credit, etc. Just get this: While the Federal Reserve has increased its reserves by $70 billion in the last 21 months, the above have created credit in excess of $521 billion. Mind you, these artists call debt “assets.” Economists are so used to calling debt “assets” until they are oblivious to the underlying horror. Do not be misled into believing that only banks create credit.