Date: Wed Oct 17 2007 - 14:24:04 EDT
Hi Jurriaan: This may be a silly question, but do the figures you cited for bonds include public bonds or are they only for corporate bonds? In case I haven't mentioned it recently, thanks again for sending us valuable information (and insights, of course). It's much appreciated. In solidarity, Jerry > I tried to find out the evolution of the ratio of global investment in > stocks (equities) to investment in bonds. From the figures I obtained so > far, it seems that investment in bonds increased more than stocks in > recent years, but the historic trend is not all that significant. Bonds > are however not the same as total securities, whether financial claims or > physical assets. The total capital invested in securities increases > faster than the total capital invested in stocks. The main quantitative > reason seems to be, that the rich tend to invest more in securities, > than in stocks, and ordinary workers invest more in housing.
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