The Bear Hall of Fame is not necessarily a list of perma-bears or doomsayers, rather, it is a place to honor those who have made a name for themselves with prescient or controversial bearish calls in the media, in academia or on Wall Street.
Names, Photos and Details after the Jump…and yes, Meredith Whitney’s picture is the biggest because she’s the prettiest.
David Tice – Creator and Manager, The Prudent Bear Fund (Mutual Fund) since 1995. Has spoken out repeatedly about weakening U.S. dollar and credit bubbles since late 1990’s. Many appearances and mentions in both print and television.
Peter Schiff – President, Euro Pacific Capital (Brokerage Firm) in Darien, CT. Extremely bearish views, based on low savings rate, on the U.S. Dollar, stock market market and bond market.
Doug Kass – Seabreeze Partners (Hedge Fund) and TheStreet.com Contributor.
Stephen Roach – 16 year Chief Economist for Morgan Stanley, well known for pessimistic forecasts and 2004 prediction of “Economic Armageddon”.
Jeremy Grantham -Chairman of GMO money management firm, created one of the world’s first index funds in the 1970’s, most recently, predicted bank and hedge fund failures and has revealed mean reversion during studies in all commodity, stock and bond markets.
Marc Faber – AKA Dr. Doom, Owner Marc Faber LTD Investment Analyst in Zurich, Switzerland. Famous for predicting the 1987 crash, also writes The Gloom Boom and Doom Report newsletter.
Herb Greenberg – Journalist has appeared on TheStreet.com, CNBC and Marketwatch.com.
Bill Fleckenstein – Owner, Fleckenstein Capital (Hedge Fund) of Seattle, WA.
Nouriel Roubini – Economics Professor NYU and Chairman of RGE Monitor, an economic and financial analysis firm. Began to sound the alarm for the potential collapse of markets in he U.S. in 2004 based on his study of emerging markets.
Barry Ritholtz – Manages money through his investment firm FusionIQ and writer of The Big Picture blog. Was one of the earliest and most notable bears in 2006 and is frequently seen on CNBC and in Barron’s.
Meredith Whitney – Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. and financial stock analyst. Catapulted into the spotlight with bearish call on Citigroup and other banks at the beginning of the credit crunch in the fall of 2007.