Even though the markets started today positive, many financial experts, including Marc Faber and Peter Schiff, are extremely bearish now that the president has been re-elected.
Here's what they have to say on the economy and the fiscal cliff, as well as some stocks that investors should avoid.
- Marc Faber warns of 20% market plunge- The Swiss investment analyst and entrepreneur spoke with Fox Business Network on what to expect from the markets during a second Obama term and about the impending fiscal cliff. "I think from the peak the market will drop at least 20%. I think we will revisit the lows of June at 1,266 on the S&P." On the markets' reaction to the election he added, "I'm not surprised the market is selling off because technically the market was weak already for a couple of months and we are in a downtrend and Mr. Obama's economic policies are obviously not very good for an economic expansion."
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- Peter Schiff, "Obama will leave us worse off than Bush" - Schiff, the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, expects the next four years to be very rough and does not expect higher taxes to translate into economic success. "When you increase taxes on companies, you make those companies less valuable. So, if companies are going to have lower after-tax earnings because they're going to have higher taxes, either on the corporate or individual level, those corporations are less valuable and stocks need to be marked down to reflect those reduced after-tax earnings. And that's what's going on."
He ends by saying that our debt problems will lead to far bigger problems than Europe is currently facing. "I think what's going to happen in Obama's second term is going to be a currency crisis; a sovereign debt crisis. It's going to be the same thing that is happening in Europe or Greece," he says, "but it's going to be a lot worse."
In the second day of trading after the election these stocks continue to show signs of weakness.
- Universal Display Corp. (Nasdaq: PANL) fell more than 12% yesterday and is down another 15% today after the company missed third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates and lowered its full-year outlook.
- Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) is down more than 11% today after missing on its third-quarter earnings. TNK stock is now down more than 50% from its 52-week high hit in April.
- Monster Beverage Corp. (Nasdaq: MNST) can't catch a break. After being charged with a lawsuit claiming Monster energy drinks were the result of a young girl's death, the company reported slower revenue and profit growth, and missed on estimates. MNST stock is down 4% today and 36% in the past three months.
- Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) and Catalysts Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) are two drug companies getting slammed today. SVNT stock is down 20% on missed earnings and CRPX stock is down over 60% after its cocaine de-addiction drug failed in clinical trials.
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