The hypocrisy behind those calling for a bond “bubble” is enormous. Almost all of these people are equity owners in some form or another. This, “cult” as RBS has previously called them, does not even see the hypocrisy in their statements. Albert Edwards of SocGen agrees. FT Alphaville recently posted a portion of his latest note and the comments are not friendly towards this “cult”:
“Until the mantra changes from “Equities for the long term” to “Bonds at any price”, we will not have completed our Ice Age journey. It has been a difficult road for me personally for the last 14 years during which I have been laughed at and my ideas dismissed as the attention-seeking ravings of a lunatic. But as we complete the path set out below over year (see chart), the Japanese template of supposedly “expensive” bonds outperforming supposedly “cheap” equities; this will feel nothing like a flesh wound…”
“The structural bear market has not reached the end. We have long said that the de-bubbling process would end only when equities became very cheap and revulsion in equities as an asset class hangs in the air like a fog.”
Source: FT Alphaville
Mr. Roche is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Discipline Funds.Discipline Funds is a low fee financial advisory firm with a focus on helping people be more disciplined with their finances.
He is also the author of Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Understand About Money and Finance, Understanding the Modern Monetary System and Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction.
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