Jennifer Kwan
April 8, 2009

There’s still bad news ahead for the U.S. economy — and by extension for Canada — and the bear market for stocks is not over yet, according to a prominent economist who foretold much of the current turmoil.

[efoods]Nouriel Roubini, a professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and chairman of economic research firm RGE Monitor, said on Tuesday that he expected more dour macroeconomic data and problems in the banking and housing sectors, as well as pressures on consumers.

Big stimulus packages will eventually slow the rate at which economies contract, but that will take time, he added.

“There will be a light at the end of the tunnel somewhere down the line, later rather than sooner,” he said at a Toronto news conference, which took place ahead of a Sprott Asset Management event entitled “A Night with the Bears.”

Roubini, who made a name for himself by sounding early warning signs about housing bubbles and credit crises, earlier told Canada’s BNN television that he still believed the recent market upturn represented a bear market rally, and not a change in sentiment.

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