Are You Spending More?

The Stock market valuation for most companies has doubled. Even the property market has picked up. rn

rnIn effect your net worth could have almost doubled over the last year. rn

rnNone of this money though has made it in to your bank account.rn

rnBut are you spending more than you usually do? Economists call this the wealth effect.

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quote s a big deal in countries like the US and UK.rn

rnEconomists say the stock market is a barometer of investor confidence.rn

rnCompany valuations at the Colombo Stock Exchange have shot through the roof.rn

rnThe market capitalization has almost doubled during the last one year.rn

rnStock market analysts are expecting further gains if political stability can be maintained while economic reforms continue.rn

rnReal-estate prices have also been on a steady increase.rn

rnThis was fueled by the House ownership increase over the last three decades.rn

rnEconomic analysts say the net worth of house owners and stockowners increased in step.rn

rnPeople are wealt