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Are Negative Rates Helping or Hurting Japan?

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan doesn't know yet whether Japan's negative interest rate policy is benefitting the country or not, saying the "jury is out" still.
NYSE:EWJ August 26, 2016 8:08am

Japan is Willing to Cut Interest Rates Even Further Into Negative Territory

In a recent interview with Japanese newspaper Sankei, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda indicated he wasn't opposed to lowering already-negative interest rates even further if it helps spur economic growth.
NYSE:EWJ August 22, 2016 12:12pm

Japan Recession Watch: Imports and Exports Both Plunge Most Since 2009

japan-bridgeFrom Tyler Durden: The latest Japanese imports/exports data paints a very bearish picture of Japan's economy, which continues to fall short expectations despite easy comps and unprecedented stimulus.
NYSE:EWJ August 18, 2016 7:07am

Japan’s Massive Stimulus Isn’t Working: Q2 GDP Rises Only 0.2% Annualized

sunset-at-miyajima-1234881-640x480From Tyler Durden: Japan's second quarter gross domestic product numbers badly missed estimates today, as the Bank of Japan's continued stimulus seemed to do little to spur meaningful economic growth.
NYSEA:EWJ August 15, 2016 6:06am

Negative Interest Rates are Killing Japan’s Banks

negative-interest-ratesFrom DollarCollapse.com: Negative interest rates in Japan and Europe are having an adverse effect on their private banks, and further rate cuts will only accelerate their demise.
NYSE:EWJ August 14, 2016 9:09am

Amazon’s Tokyo Offices Raided in Potential Antitrust Scandal

amazon-amzn-logoRetail giant Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in hot water with Japanese regulators over alleged antitrust practices.
NASDAQ:AMZN August 8, 2016 8:08am

Japanese Stocks Get Hammered Again as Investors Beg for More Stimulus

japanese GDP growthThe largest Japanese exchange traded fund, the iShares MSCI Japan ETF (NYSE:EWJ), was falling Wednesday morning, as Japan's Nikkei 225 index got hammered to the tune of -1.88% overnight.
NYSE:EWJ August 3, 2016 8:08am

Japan Promises $45 Billion Stimulus, but Will it Actually Happen?

abeJapanThe difference between Abe's constant stimulus headlines and the actual amount injected into Japan's beleaguered economy is often quite striking.
NYSE:EWJ August 2, 2016 8:08am

Japanese Government Will Nearly Double its ETF Purchases

japanIn a welcome bit of news for Japanese ETF investors on Friday, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) said that it would almost double the growth rate of annual ETF purchases it makes.
NYSE:EWJ July 29, 2016 7:07am

Japanese Stock Investors Beware

abeJapanFrom ZeroHedge: At the same time that the Nikkei released its latest "market response" trial balloon, where it posted an article around 2am local time clearly meant for US market consumption according to which BOJ officials "were said to be leaning more toward easing", the same Nikkei also published a preview of what Japan's helicopter money may look like. There is just one problem: at first read, and judging by the market's reaction, it appears to be rather underwhelming.
NYSE:EWJ July 26, 2016 2:14pm

Japanese Stocks Jump on Hopes of 20 Trillion Yen Stimulus Plan

japanJapan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped nearly 0.8% on Thursday, led by a report that the government was considering an economic stimulus plan twice the size of what was previously announced.
NYSE:EWJ July 21, 2016 7:07am

Nintendo’s Massive Gains Buoying Japanese Stock ETF

japanese GDP growthThe internet is ablaze with hundreds of millions of users of Nintendo's new Pokemon Go mobile app discussing the game. Nintendo, which owns a piece of the Pokemon franchise, is getting a huge bump from it, and that in turn is helping buoy Japan-focused ETFs.
NYSE:EWJ July 14, 2016 11:11am

The Stock Crash Of 2016: Stocks Have Already Crashed In 6 Of The World’s 8 Largest Economies

market correction bearOver the past 12 months, stock market investors around the planet have lost trillions of dollars.  Since this time last June, stocks have crashed in 6 of the world’s 8 largest economies, and stocks in the other two are down as well. 
NYSE:DIA June 20, 2016 4:16pm

Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

japanese GDP growthWith Japan now one of the worst performing equity markets this year, BlackRock's Global Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill provides an updated outlook for stocks in the Land of the Rising Sun.
NYSE:EWJ May 3, 2016 3:15pm

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