We still haven’t felt the full wrath of the ghost of 2008. There is still more to pay. Many of us of course already have paid dearly, but the banking system has not paid the way it must. Which means that WE, the non-bankers will pay again.
Keeping powder dry is always smart, if possible. It’s not for many Americans. Which makes any potential crash highly destabilizing. Then add in the current political risk in the USA.
Watch Puerto Rico. Watch the California pension system. Watch the big cities. Watch China.
(From The Business Insider)
Rogers: Well, it’s interesting because these things always start where we’re not looking. In 2007, Iceland went broke. People said, ‘Iceland? Is that a country? They have a market?’ And then Ireland went broke. And then Bear Stearns went broke. And Lehman Brothers went broke. They spiral like that. Always happens where we’re not looking. I don’t know. It could be an American pension plan that goes broke and many of them are broke, as you know. It could be some country we’re not watching. It could be all sorts of things. It could be war. Unlikely to be war but it’s going to be something. When you’re watching Business Insider and you see, ‘That’s so interesting. I didn’t know that company could go broke.’ It goes broke. Send me an email and then I’ll start watching.
Blodget: And how big a crash could we be looking at?
Rogers: It’s going to be the worst in your lifetime.
Blodget: I’ve had some pretty big ones in my lifetime.