The Power of Zeros

By Alfred Lam, CFA, Senior Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer
Marchello Holditch, CFA, Vice-President and Portfolio Manager CI Multi-Asset Management

It has been 10 years since stock markets bottomed in 2008-09 following the financial turmoil caused by excessive leverage. Since then, many central banks globally have reduced interest rates to zero and collectively injected over US$10 trillion dollars into the economy. If you are wondering how many zeros there are in 10 trillion, the answer is 13. That’s $10,000,000,000,000! While the power of zeros has been effective in boosting both investor confidence and economies globally, we have made a few observations:

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