Inside the global elite’s bag of financial tricks

Financial engineering, easy money masks global economy’s precarious health, writes Satyajit Das.

Algo-Econ

SatyajitDas
Feb 21, 2017

Too much of economic growth and the accompanying bull market in stocks is the result of financial engineering. Increasingly, companies seek to improve earnings or increase their share price by means that are not necessarily directly linked to their actual business.

Companies have increased the use of lower-cost debt financing, taking advantage of the tax deductibility of interest. In private equity transactions, the level of debt is especially high. Complex securities have been used to arbitrage ratings and tax rules to lower the cost of capital…

Read More: www.marketwatch.com/story/inside-the-global-elites-bag-of-financial-tricks-2017-02-21

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