Equities have without a doubt benefited from falling or low interest rates in the past. Along with company earnings, the level of interest rates is indeed a crucial driver of dividend-paying shares.
Shares (equities) and equity funds – the same or not? Only a small minority of Austrians invest directly or indirectly (via equity funds) in shares. Is it the fear of losses or the lack of knowledge about this asset class that make investors shy away from it?