Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Nouriel Roubini - Possiblity Of Big U.S Bank Failure w/ Nationalization, On Tech Ticker

This is a must see, it's from Yahoo's Tech Ticker which is a great financial internet show. Roubini thinks there's a possiblity of a big U.S bank failure which could be nationalized. This could hurt many institutions exposed, here's the video. I remember he was predicting this financial crisis in early 2007, also look at this recent New York Times article about Dr. Doom and his arguments on CNBC in 12/2007. I'm wondering when the Roubini trade will get too crowded though, we'll see if he continues to be spot on..

Embedded Video FromYahoo Tech Ticker

"On Sept. 7, 2006, Nouriel Roubini, an economics professor at New York University, stood before an audience of economists at the International Monetary Fund and announced that a crisis was brewing. In the coming months and years, he warned, the United States was likely to face a once-in-a-lifetime housing bust, an oil shock, sharply declining consumer confidence and, ultimately, a deep recession. He laid out a bleak sequence of events: homeowners defaulting on mortgages, trillions of dollars of mortgage-backed securities unraveling worldwide and the global financial system shuddering to a halt. These developments, he went on, could cripple or destroy hedge funds, investment banks and other major financial institutions like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The audience seemed skeptical, even dismissive. As Roubini stepped down from the lectern after his talk, the moderator of the event quipped, “I think perhaps we will need a stiff drink after that.” People laughed — and not without reason. At the time, unemployment and inflation remained low, and the economy, while weak, was still growing, despite rising oil prices and a softening housing market. And then there was the espouser of doom himself: Roubini was known to be a perpetual pessimist, what economists call a “permabear.” When the economist Anirvan Banerji delivered his response to Roubini’s talk, he noted that Roubini’s predictions did not make use of mathematical models and dismissed his hunches as those of a career naysayer. Dr. Doom, NYT, Published Aug 18, 2008"

Roubini on Kudlow & Co. Bull Bear Smackdown! 12/07

Here is info on Nouriel Roubini from his website

"As Chairman of RGE Monitor, Nouriel provides strategic guidance for RGE Monitor's business and content. Professor Nouriel Roubini is an internationally known expert in the field of international macroeconomics. He is a Professor of Economics at New York University's Stern School of Business and is also the co-founder and Chairman of RGE Monitor, an innovative economic and geo-strategic information service named one of the best economics websites by BusinessWeek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and The Economist.

Professor Roubini served as a senior adviser to the White House Council of Economic Advisers and the U.S. Treasury Department; has published numerous policy papers and books on key international macroeconomic issues; and is regularly cited as an authority in the media. He received an undergraduate degree at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, and was previously a faculty member at Yale University."


Anonymous said...

Whatta Rube, that's why he teaches, because he can't DO anything of substance except give bad interviews in times of extreme duress.

Distressed Volatility said...

Are you serious??? he was warning about this exact crisis in early 2007 on CNBC!! That was before the Dow's big run up to 14k.. He was spot on.