John Silvia – recovery ahead, inflation too

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Wells Fargo chief economist John Silvia says the economy is rebounding, but he is concerned about inflation.

“I think it (the recession) is winding down,” he told Moneynews’s Dan Mangru in an exclusive interview.

“I think we’re in an economic recovery. We’ll know that when we see some of the GDP numbers for next quarter.”

The second-quarter GDP figures showed “a pick-up in domestic demand across a lot of different sectors,” Silvia says. “It’s still fairly weak in some (sectors), but especially there’s some momentum going forward, and that was absolutely key.”

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Source: Dan Weil,, August 6, 2009.

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2 comments to John Silvia – recovery ahead, inflation too

  • Jim Hancock

    This guy is just talking his book.

    He quotes the Case-Shiller price index, but doesn’t note the seasonal factors …prices rise in the summer …and fall in the winter. Seasonally adjusted C-S is still negative. Since he is the Chief Economist for a major mortgage lender he must know this …so I can only conclude that he is lying.

    So let me summarize the interview …higher unemployment and inflation ahead …but the recession will end soon and housing has probably bottomed. Brilliant.

    It is listening to clowns like this that got us into this mess.

  • Jim Hancock

    If these guys are so smart why don’t they pay back TARP and mark to market? Oh yeah, they are technically insolvent.

    Here is a quote from Richard Russel on 8/4:

    “If an “expert” wants a little publicity, he can make some damn fool statement that can’t be verified. If the statement is bullish and it proves to be wrong, well, nobody will complain. Wall Street’s business is distributing merchandise to the public, and every optimistic statement or bullish prediction helps. So the Street never complains when bullish predictions don’t pan out. At least the “expert” ventured a guess, and so what if he proves to be wrong as he usually will be? Nobody’s keeping tabs on him or her.”

    He was referring to Greenspan, but if the shoe fits…

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