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Where may investors focus in the face of current events?

*Barron's, by Murray Coleman, August 19, 2011

‘Marc Faber’s Top 5 Suggestions For Investors

Hong Kong-based investment manager Marc Faber, a member of Barron’s Roundtable, just last weekend warned in the magazine that stocks would drift lower.”

”Faber didn’t offer much that we haven’t heard before, but some of his top suggestions were put into a Top 5 list of things investors should focus on:

1.) Avoid Treasuries. ‘The dollar may rally somewhat, but clearly in the long run the dollar and other paper currencies — the euro is not much better — will have a depreciating tendency vis-a-vis honest money: gold and silver.’

2.) Cash is trash. ‘Paper money has lost its value. Hyperinflation is the pattern to come.’

3.) Stocks offer some safety. ‘My assumption is that March 2009 was a major low, and that we will not go back below that low.’

4.) Emerging markets will expand. ‘I can buy you a portfolio of high-dividend stocks in Asia that would have a yield of 5% to 7% . . .  The banks in Asia are in a very solid position. All these are a play on the recovery in the stock market in Japan.’

5.) Gold is worth its weight. ‘Intelligent people, instead of holding cash in U.S. dollars with zero interest rates, why not hold money in gold and silver?’ ”

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