On the heels of the release of the Fed statement and the Bernanke press conference, today King World News interviewed Bill Fleckenstein, President of Fleckenstein Capital, to get his take on the situation. Fleckenstein told KWN the economy will roll over, Europe will go into the abyss and the Fed will be forced to ease. He also described the Fed as “idiots” and said they are completely wrong about what they are saying: “Let’s take a step back for a second. Who are these people? They’re the same idiots that never saw anything coming. So whatever they think they see or whatever they want to talk about is meaningless because they are probably wrong about what they think.”
Bill Fleckenstein continues:
“For this five minutes they think the economy is okay, and it isn’t. They seem to think Europe’s kind of okay, and it’s not. So the next thing you know they will have to realize they are not so right about being sanguine and then they will have to do a U-turn.
How is that any different than what we’ve seen in the last decade?….