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Фактор страха на мировых рынках

КЕМБРИДЖ (США) – В прошлом году феноменальная рыночная волатильность во многом объяснялась реальными рисками и непредсказуемостью, связанными с таким факторами, как экономический рост в Китае, ситуация с европейскими банками, переизбыток поставок нефти. В первые два месяца этого года многие инвесторы начали паниковать, будто даже США, где ситуация с ростом экономики является одной из наиболее благоприятных в мире, могут впасть в рецессию. Из числа экспертов, участвовавших в ежемесячном опросе газеты Wall Street Journal, 21% заявили, что рецессия – уже за углом.

Я не буду отрицать, что риски существуют. Достаточно серьёзного удара по экономике Китая или по финансовой системе Европы, чтобы столкнуть мировую экономику с рельс медленного, но роста, в сторону рецессии. Ещё больше пугает мысль, что через год президентская власть в США может превратиться в телевизионное реалити-шоу.

Тем не менее, с макроэкономической точки зрения фундаментальные показатели не так уж и плохи. Цифры занятости хорошие, с потребительской уверенностью всё в порядке; доля нефтяной отрасли в ВВП не настолько велика, чтобы крах цен на нефть поставил экономику США на колени. В реальности, самым недооцениваемым источником нынешних рыночных настроений является страх перед наступлением нового большого кризиса.

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