A reckoning approaches, the outlook for many markets is poor

Julian McCormack  |  Platinum Asset Management  |  23 February 2022   |   0.50 CE

Complacency reigns after 40 years of falling interest rates and inflation, with soaring asset prices. The wounds of prior cycle-ending events have healed, their lessons forgotten. The post GFC period has seen a “collateral spiral”, central bank bond buying forcing asset prices to ever higher levels – yes, quantitative easing matters. But retail investors and the emotion of a genuine bubble were missing. No longer. All the indicia of a colossal equities bubble are in place. If you are not thinking along the lines of 1929, the late 1960s, 1989 Ja...

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