Sprott Asset Management wrote:By the end of September 2009 this stimulus will have worn off, and along with it will vanish the greatest marginal impact of the entire stimulus package itself. According to economic forecasters like Moody’s, by 2010 the net impact of the stimulus package to real GDP will be barely over 1%.
This is not good news for “Main Street”, especially considering the dramatic increase in unemployment that we’ve witnessed recently. If the effects of stimulus wear off as quickly as they were injected, we could be in for a very difficult Fall (no pun intended). To make matters worse, this scenario is not limited to the US alone - it could potentially impact any of the other large economic powers who have instituted their own massive stimulus packages, most notably China, resulting in a simultaneous global economic decline that would make 2008 look pleasant in comparison.
http://www.sprott.com/Docs/MarketsataGl ... t_2009.pdf