Comments on: When the finance minister targets stock prices http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/11/when-the-finance-minister-targets-stock-prices/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/11/when-the-finance-minister-targets-stock-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-53745 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:05:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20486#comment-53745 Nice weblog right here! Additionally your web site rather a lot up very fast! What host are you using? Can I get your associate hyperlink on your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

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By: realist50 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/11/when-the-finance-minister-targets-stock-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-45810 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:11:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20486#comment-45810 The (oft-repeated) view in the first paragraph is based on a dated view of Japanese households that is no longer accurate.

Japan’s household savings rate has fallen steadily from from well over 10% of disposable income in the mid-1990s down to around 2-3% of disposable income for the past several years.

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/factb ook-2011-en/03/02/03/03-02-03-g1.html?co ntentType=&itemId=/content/chapter/factb ook-2011-22-en&containerItemId=/content/ serial/18147364&accessItemIds=&mimeType= text/html

and

http://www.gfmag.com/tools/global-databa se/economic-data/12065-household-saving- rates.html#axzz2KcPoI59k

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/11/when-the-finance-minister-targets-stock-prices/comment-page-1/#comment-45809 Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:09:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=20486#comment-45809 Perhaps a small quibble: even with negative real interest rates, saving certainly makes sense if you’re earning more now than you will be for most of the rest of your life. If you’re retiring two years from now and your post-retirement ability to consume based on current assets is well lower than your current income, even if inflation is 2% and (nominal) returns are 0, you should probably be saving some of that income. (You don’t state otherwise, though you do sort of imply it.)

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