El Erian: Markets not facing reality of slow economy

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Financial markets have failed to price in the remaining problems that bedevil a long-term economic recovery, Pimco’s Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC.

“You come to the conclusion that the market simply hasn’t priced in the reality of what we talk about every single day,” said El-Erian, who helps run the world’s largest bond fund.

“What you’re getting is a recovery phase, a healing phase that was artificially created,” he said. “The history of crises is very clear. They expose structural problems and when you look at the structural problems you need a structural response, and so far we’ve only had a cyclical response.”

A lasting recovery will only be built on real growth and not that which is stimulated by government, he said.

Source: CNBC, January 15, 2010.

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