The markets are going to go into meltdown soon, so expect stocks to lose 20 percent of their value, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on Tuesday.

Marc Faber, managing director of Marc Faber Ltd. and publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report

“I don’t think markets are going down because of Greece, I don’t think markets are going down because of the ‘fiscal cliff’ — because there won’t be a ‘fiscal cliff,’ ” Faber told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least 20 percent, in my view.”

Faber, who is known for his bearish views, cited tech giant Apple [AAPL 546.13 3.30 (+0.61%) ], a company whose disappointing earnings have caused its stock to fall 20 percent from its September highs and 14 percent in the past month.

A series of poor quarterly earnings from corporate giants such as Amazon.com [AMZN 226.785 0.315 (+0.14%) ], McDonald’s [MCD 85.02 0.14 (+0.16%) ] and Google [GOOG 666.00 0.10 (+0.02%)

Read More at cnbc.com . By Holly Ellyatt.

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