Re: [OPE-L] stocks versus bonds in the global market

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
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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