Bill Gross: ‘this recovery will be different’

Bill Gross, PIMCO, reiterates the new normal, the recovery, the end of stimulus, the consumer continuing to deleverage and the impact on the American economy

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…Speaking just after the government said January saw the loss of another 20,000 jobs even as the unemployment rate fell to 9.7 percent, the Pimco co-CIO said the jobs weakness will make for a difficult transition to prosperity.

“We think that it’s substantially different this time, based upon the fact that instead of levering we’re delevering and instead of deregulating we’re regulating,” Gross said. “Both of those conditions in combination produce a very weak economy, very slow growth and ultimately have effects on asset markets that depend on asset appreciation.”

…”Four percent growth in the first quarter is probably a reasonable expectation,” he said. “But the unemployment is a long-term structural problem.”…

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February 5, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Labor Department, Obama Administration, Politics, TARP, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St.

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