S&P 500 vs. U.S. Zombie Companies

S&P 500 vs. U.S. Zombie Companies U.S. zombie companies have significantly underperformed the S&P 500. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

U.S. Zombie Companies and Wilshire 5000

U.S. Zombie Companies and Wilshire 5000 Since the Fed ended QE in 2014, U.S. zombie companies have underperformed the stock market. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

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. Image: Arbor Research & Trading LLC

Zombie Companies in Europe

Zombie Companies in Europe After years of unprecedentedly easy monetary policy, zombie companies in Europe are back on the rise. Image: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

U.S. Zombie Companies and U.S. 10-Year Real Yields

U.S. Zombie Companies and U.S. 10-Year Real Yields Chart showing that the percentage of zombie companies continues to rise as U.S. 10-year real yields fall. Image: 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. Image: 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. Image: Quick Factset