Rien à ajouter – ils résument en quelques lignes une opinion que je partage sur l’état actuel des marchés financiers.
« Investors are avoiding volatility at an arguably high cost. They prefer U.S. or German bonds yielding less than 2% to corporate earnings yields at 6-9%, as measured by S&P 500, Russell 2000, and EAFE P/E estimates. They are paying large premiums for long-life stable income via owning toll roads or airports in private infrastructure funds. They have pushed stocks with high dividend yields and stable earnings to or through fair values and abandoned the margin of safety priced into competitively entrenched businesses with high returns on capital but with more cyclical earnings and/or any debt. As with all investment bubbles, while it lasts, participants are rewarded, but when it collapses, which is always unexpected but predictable, the capital losses can be tremendous. This may be particularly true when investors think they own safety. If bonds begin to migrate to their 50 year average yield-to-maturity of 6+%, the bond price devastation will be substantial. »
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