Comments on: Das wasted Kapital: a tale of German inefficiency http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/01/14/das-wasted-kapital-a-tale-of-german-inefficiency/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DesertTortoise http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/01/14/das-wasted-kapital-a-tale-of-german-inefficiency/comment-page-1/#comment-18851 Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:53:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35054#comment-18851 The claimed returns from mutual funds are grossly exaggerated. I have a couple I now view as nothing more than science projects. I compare the breathless claims in the quarterly reports to what I really earn and laugh. I always earn less than the claimed returns. I would wager there are a lot of brokers who would dearly love to invest the Germans substantial savings in their preferred funds and thereafter “manage” these accounts for them that are driving articles like this one. The Germans are wise to say nein.

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By: realitycitizen http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2016/01/14/das-wasted-kapital-a-tale-of-german-inefficiency/comment-page-1/#comment-18834 Thu, 14 Jan 2016 18:05:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=35054#comment-18834 Well well my friend. And what specific investment advice do you have for Ze Germans ? You cannot blame them for being overly conservative with their hard earned cash when in the past a lot of ordinary non professional so called investors lost a fortune – remember the huge advertising campaign when Deutsche Telekom came onto the stock market and was presented as THE stock for the ordinary citizen ? Remember how much money was lot subsequently? Not to mention the sale of Lehman certificates through such institutions as Frankfurter Sparkasse to pensioners who only just understood what a current account was … that sale took place even when the warning lights were on re Lehman …
Yes they are loosing money because of their conservatism but how much money have ordinary investors with on the one hand more appetite for risk but on the other hand not much more knowledge of their investments lost ? Look at recent events in China…look at events in the US where ordinary folk A) put all their money into ONE company’s stocks B) bought stocks ON CREDIT ?
The current interest rate environment leaves conservative investors very little choice…

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