Mexico’s wealthiest person lost $5.1 billion in the wake of Donald Trump’s stunning upset over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Carlos Slim, who is fifth-richest in the world, shed 9.2 percent of his fortune after the peso dove as much as 12 percent on the news.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – The World's Richest People Lose $41 Billion on Trump's Win
Swiss investor Marc Faber is known for his pessimistic view of stock markets, and says the S&P 500 index could soon lose more than half of its value.
A rally since late June has the S&P 500 up nearly seven percent in 2016, setting new record-highs almost every day. Faber predicts the index could first grow to 2,300 points from the current 2,182 before the nosedive.
Gold and bond prices dropped and stocks popped as yet another open-mouth operation went underway this evening from none other than Boston Fed president Eric Rosengren. Ahead of next week’s FOMC meeting, and just days after another Fed president said no April hike, Rosengren spewed firth that “I don’t think financial markets have it right.” Of course, what this preacher means is that while stock markets are perfectly efficient (and correct), bonds and rate futures areclearly inefficient and “investor outlooks for Fed rate hikes are too pessimistic,” because “the US economy is fundamentally sound.”
Famed investor Jim Rogers is warning that financial Armageddon is just around the corner, and it’s being fueled by moronic central bankers.
“We’re all going to pay a horrible price for the incompetence of these central bankers,” he said Monday in a TV interview with CNNMoney’s Nina dos Santos. “We got a bunch of academics and bureaucrats who don’t have a clue what they’re doing.”
Mark Zuckerberg became the world’s fourth-richest person on Tuesday, as Facebook Inc. shares fended off plunging stock markets.
The 31-year-old founder of the largest social network had a $50 billion fortune by the close of regular trading in New York. That vaulted him above America Movil SAB’s Carlos Slim and Amazon.com Inc.’s Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 400 richest people.