A huge investment bank has just put out an eye-opening, no, eye-watering, article that jumps right off your browser window. Societe Generale is now saying that the S&P 500 will fall to its 2009 lows. And not just that, as SocGen says we will fall into a new financial “ice age”. The argument is based on analysis of what happened to Japan’s markets and economy in the 1990s, a fate Societe Generale says the West is doomed to repeat. The bank argues that the West was headed for this fate when the Financial Crisis kicked off, but that the Fed managed to reverse the pattern by inflating assets.
FINSUM: This is one of the most bearish arguments we have ever read. We doubt this will occur, but nonetheless felt compelled to share it.