The rising global savings glut

A DB paper suggests that the rising median age of the world’s population will increase savings ratios. The trend is reinforced by macro policies aimed at generating external surpluses or at least restraining deficits. The onus of absorbing the resulting savings glut may fall on the United States, which issues the world’s anchor currency. Irrespective of whether it accepts that role, cost of capital for the world as a whole is likely to be compressed by the savings glut.