Taking Stock 

Rate suppression negative for equities over time

Mark Robinson

Rate suppression negative for equities over time

A couple of headlines caught my eye in the business pages of The Telegraph recently. The first centred on a plea by the European Commission to head off a protracted economic downturn in the eurozone: “Brussels calls for fiscal action to avert EU recession as shocks mount”. Across the page, a related, though antipathetic companion piece: “IMF boss warns over $19 trillion debt time bomb for world's biggest economies”. For "fiscalaction" read tax cuts, increased budget deficits, more state borrowing.  

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