U.S. Zombie Companies and Fed ended QE

U.S. Zombie Companies and Fed Ended QE Since the Fed ended QE, U.S. zombie companies have underperformered the market. Picture source: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Falling Real Yields Allow Zombie Companies to Live On

Falling Real Yields Allow Zombie Companies to Live On The cost of extended monetary easing: the percentage of zombie companies continues to rise as U.S. 10-year real yields fall. Picture source: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Zombie Companies on the Rise

Zombie Companies on the Rise Investor demand for leveraged loans and artificially low interest rates have created zombie firms. Picture source: Quick Factset

Increased Number of Zombie Companies

Increased Number of Zombie Companies Artificially low interest rates and investor demand for leveraged loans have created zombie firms. Picture source: Jupiter Asset Management

Zombies Walking Amongst the Smallest Companies

Zombies Walking Amongst the Smallest Companies Interesting chart showing the rise of zombie companies and their market capitalization. Picture source: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Why U.S. Productivity Is Lower Than In Previous Business Cycles?

Why U.S. Productivity Is Lower Than Previous Business Cycles? The real yield is the most important measure of financial tightness. But as the real yield is near zero, artificially low interest rates are then associated with unnecessary debt, zombie firms and lower productivity than previous business cycles. Zombie firms cannot invest, innovate and increase productivity. …