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Dennis Gartman: Beginning of Bear Market


Dennis Gartman made headlines Monday after saying odds of additional QE was 100%. And now, on CNBC’s Fast Money, he explains why and how to position for it.

Gartman, who is a widely followed commodity investor and CNBC Contributor, believes that economies of the world are far worse than many investors understand.

“I fear we’re heading into a recession and I think Europe is past recession heading into something far worse than that,” he says. “I suspect, our Fed as well as the ECB and other central banks around the world will have to be out in front and demonstrate concern over what’s going on.”

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Hence Gartman’s headline making call that the chances of additional QE are now 100%.

Gartman expects the Fed to extend Operation Twist and he thinks it happens before the FOMC meeting in July.

But will it have a bullish effect on the stock market? Gartman says, “Probably not. The fact that they need to do it alone is very disturbing."

“Sadly I think we’re heading into a bear market. The environment sets up well for gold . I’d go long gold and short stocks,” Gartman counsels.

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