Is the “cult of the equity” dead? Institutional investors have slashed their equity...
Friday, May 25, 2012, 6:10 PM ETIs the “cult of the equity” dead? Institutional investors have slashed their equity holdings over the past decade. Stocks have not been this far out of favor in over a half a century. “Ultimately what is going on is that fundamental tenets of capitalist society are being questioned,” says Allianz's Andreas Utermann. This is stunning in light of overwhelming evidence that, in the long run, equities outperform. From 1900 to 2010, they beat inflation by 6.3% a year in the U.S., compared with only 1.8% for bonds.
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