Насколько коррумпированы рынки капиталов США?

Почему в последнее время фондовый рынок США так силён - после спада 11 марта 2003 года индекс Доу-Джонса вырос на 30% и превысил 11 декабря - несмотря на один скандал за другим - 10 000 пунктов. Был и обман со стороны управляющих корпорациями в стиле "Энрон", махинации с применением «дыма и зеркал» бухгалтеров "Артур Андерсон", а теперь и нарушения, связанные с выбором времени проведения операций на рынке с активами взаимных фондов в "Патнем Фандс". Почему инвесторы не проголосовали ногами после всей этой грязи?

Самые важные причины - резкий рост доходов корпораций и общие экономические условия. Скандалы способны накренить лодку рыночных настроений, но в данный момент сильнее влияние прилива экономического благополучия, хотя бы и временного.

Если быть точным, телевидение, радио, газеты, журналы и Интернет раздували финансовые проблемы, вызывая и обостряя эмоциональный отклик, который зачастую имеет значительное влияние на финансовый рынок. Но сильные эмоции (такие как злость) - не единственный фактор, определяющий принятие инвестиционных решений.

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