Warren Buffett, the world's leading investor, was quite candid yesterday in his views on the US economy. `In my adult lifetime, I don't think I've ever seen people as fearful, economically, as they are right now,' Buffett, 78, told PBS. 'They are not wrong to be worried'. He added that a lack of short-term credit is `sucking the blood out of the economic body of the United States.'
Buffett is a long-term investor, who says his favoured holding period for stocks is 'forever'. But even he added that, whilst he assumes a bailout bill will soon pass Congress, he doesn't expect much improvement in the economy over the next 6 months.