Few Places to Hide: GMO Forecasts US Equity Losses for 7 Years

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Unfortunately, GMO does not cover gold or precious metals equities. I would be curious as to their take.

In addition to gold, I believe US treasuries will do well.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (13)
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TheMole
TheMole

Long time follower here Mish. The GMO has not been very accurate over the past few years. Here is a post from 2015... if you followed their forecast then, alot of money would have been left on the table for 3+ years.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

What about Bridgewater’s Ray Dalio telling us we’d “be sorry for holding cash” as equities continue to rise.

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Well the easy money has probably been made and it 'feels" like the downside is likely to outstrip any potential upside for a while for new money allocated.

2banana
2banana

Is the EM carnage over already???

My guess it is still way, way too early. Not a single real EM currency crisis yet (that spread like the Thailand crisis)

Cash, gold, Treasuries...

Maybe some pipeline companies, tobacco, coal, uranium, well run companies hurt by tariffs and a select few beaten down biotechs...

Sechel
Sechel

What happened to managed timber?it was his favorite asset class for years