Faber believes the countries most likely to blow up are the "PIIGS": Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain. One or more of them will likely default in the next couple of years, which could mean the death of Euro.
According to Faber, the U.S. annual interest costs, currently around 12% of the government's tax revenue, will soar to 35% of tax revenue within five years. This will force the government to cut spending (an unlikely scenario), and/or frantically print more money
Excessive money printing and debasing of the Dollar would most likely result in the United States defaulting on its debt within 5 -10 years Japan could face the same fate as well. (See more U.S. debt crisis charts from Faber here.)
After noting in his January 2010 newsletter that he was bullish on U.S. stocks, Faber changed his mind after participating in Barron's round-table discussion. Faber says the overly bullish consensus worries him.
He now believes a correction in U.S. stocks could come much sooner than most expect as momentum players could "pull the trigger relatively quickly." Faber is now looking at a 5%-10% rate of return for global investors.
Bonds could be in for a rebound near term, but longer term, investors should look for exit opportunities in Treasuries.
Asia is likely to have longer term favorable growth.