Jak dlouho ještě přetrvají nízké sazby?

CAMBRIDGE – Jak dlouho mohou u hlavních měn vydržet dnešní rekordně nízké úrokové sazby? Ve Spojených státech, Spojeném království a Německu se desetileté úrokové sazby pohybují kolem kdysi nemyslitelné 1,5% výše. V Japonsku desetiletá sazba sklouzla pod 0,8 %. Globální investoři jsou tyto neobyčejně nízké sazby zjevně ochotní akceptovat, třebaže podle všeho nevynahradí ani očekávanou inflaci. Sazba u inflačně očištěných pokladničních poukázek USA (takzvaných „TIPS“) je teď skutečně až do 15 let záporná.

Je tato mimořádná situace stabilní? V nejbližší době určitě; úrokové sazby dokonce mohou ještě dále klesnout. V delším časovém výhledu však tento stav rozhodně stabilní není.

Současné nízké výnosy plynou ze tří hlavních faktorů. V prvé řadě zavládl „globální přebytek úspor“, což je představa zpopularizovaná projevem současného předsedy Federálního rezervního systému Bena Bernankeho v roce 2005. Střadatelů napříč mnoha regiony z různých důvodů přibývá. V Německu a Japonsku si stárnoucí populace musí spořit na penzi. V Číně vláda drží bezpečné dluhopisy jako pojistku proti budoucí bankovní krizi a samozřejmě jako vedlejší produkt snah o stabilizaci směnného kurzu.

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