Greyerz – We Are Headed For Panic As Global Markets Tumble
June 21, 2012
With global stock markets plunging and gold coming under serious selling pressure, today Egon von Greyerz told King World News the entire financial system is under immense pressure and we will eventually see a massive panic. Egon von Greyerz is founder and managing partner at Matterhorn Asset Management out of Switzerland. Here is what Greyerz had to say about the ongoing crisis: “Eric, the entire financial system is under immense pressure. First you have the ESFS, the European Stability Fund, they are saying they must buy euro debt. The problem is that fund is now just 440 billion euros, which is nowhere near enough to support all of these failing European countries or their banking systems.”
Egon von Greyerz continues:
“The Fed has just extended Operation Twist. This is just an indirect way of printing money. But what the Fed hinted at is even more important, which is significant downside risk. The risk in the financial world as a whole right now is enormous. The Fed knows this and they are trying to avoid direct QE, but they will not be able to do that for very long.
We also now have a new scheme to give UK banks 160 billion pounds of cheap money. This is the government lending to the banks….