Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

China’s Industrial Output Growth In 2014 Worst In Over A Decade

November 14th, 2014

china etfsTyler Durden: Having told the world that it will not be undertaking system-wide rate cuts or stimulus – focusing more on idiosyncratic safety nets – last night’s data from China is likely to have the PBOC frowning.   Read more…


Central Planners Are In A State of Panic

November 6th, 2014

world1Chris Martenson: The central planners are in a state of fear and panic.  They are trying everything and anything to create market validation for their policies, watching with trepidation as their favored economic metrics fail to respond to all of their frenzied efforts. Read more…


ETF To Profit From The Yen’s Downfall

November 4th, 2014

japanese yen etfJim Bach: The accelerated Bank of Japan stimulus announced Friday took the media by surprise. Read more…


It’s Currency War; And Japan Has Fired The First Shot

November 3rd, 2014

japan yenThis is the big problem with fiat currency – eventually the temptation to print more of it when you are in a jam becomes too powerful to resist.  In a surprise move on Friday, the Bank of Japan dramatically increased Read more…


Hedged Japan ETFs To Buy After The Surprise BOJ Stimulus

November 3rd, 2014

japanese GDP growthThe Japanese central bank seems determined to dole out anything to everything to bring its economy out of deflationary pressure after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic revival plan failed to sustain momentum. Read more…


The Rest Of The World Is Exporting Their Deflation To America

November 3rd, 2014

worldJohn Rubino:  With US QE about to end, the rest of the world faced the prospect of another “taper tantrum” financial crisis, one that this time around could suck the major economies into a deflationary vortex. So it should come Read more…


Japanese Stocks Tumble After BOJ Bond-Buying Operation Fails For First Time Since Abenomics

October 17th, 2014

japanese GDP growthTyler Durden: Having rotated their attention to the T-bill market in Japan (after demand for the Bank of Japan’s cheap loans disappointed policymakers) in an effort to ensure enough freshly printed money was flushed Read more…


After Abenomics Failed In Japan, It Is About To Be Tried In Europe

October 10th, 2014

europeTyler Durden: After two years of Abenomics, Japan officially admitted it has entered a triple-dip recession. While people with a modicum of common sense warned this would happen long ago, it actually came as a surprise to traditionally Read more…


Serious Financial Trouble Is Erupting In Germany And Japan

October 9th, 2014

world1There are some who believe that the next great financial crash will not begin in the United States.  Instead, they are convinced that a financial crisis that begins in Europe or in Japan (or both) will end up spreading Read more…


Themes Investors Should Focus On Now

September 23rd, 2014

in focus spotlightAs I’ve noted before, a major trend in today’s global economy is increasing divergence. Different regions and countries continue to experience diverging growth and monetary policies, and performance among market segments continues to diverge too. Read more…


Japan ETFs To Consider For Q4

September 18th, 2014

japanese GDP growthJapan failed to sustain the winning momentum from Abenomics. But the country’s stock market has strongly rebounded in recent months. This is especially true, as the Nikkei Stock Average, targeting Japanese stocks, Read more…


Bank Of Japan Plunge Protection Team Goes Into Overdrive, Buys Most ETFs Since 2010

August 14th, 2014

japanese GDP growthTyler Durden: While the mainstream media has become used to the daily buying of bonds by The Fed, mention that they are buying ‘stocks’ and suddenly one is labeled a conspiracy theory wonk - despite 1) the fact that they are, and 2) they have admitted Read more…


Japanese GDP Plunges 6.8% As Consumer Spending Collapses By Most On Record

August 13th, 2014

japanese GDP growthTyler Durden:  Compared to the 3.6% drop in GDP when Japan last hiked its consumption tax in 1997, today’s Q2 GDP collapse of 6.8% annualized is an utter disaster (even if it is slightly better than the expected -7.0% expectations thanks to a surge in the deflator). Read more…


Bank Of Japan Prepares To Buy Nikkei-400 ETF To Boost Stocks

July 9th, 2014

japanese GDP growthTyler Durden: It is no secret that unlike other banks who, while directly intervening in the bond market only manipulate equity prices in relative secrecy (usually via HFT-transacting intermediaries such as Citadel), the Bank of Japan has historically had no problem Read more…


18 Signs That The Global Economic Crisis Is Accelerating

July 1st, 2014

economyA lot of people that I talk to these days want to know “when things are going to start happening”.  Well, there are certainly some perilous times on the horizon, but all you have to do is open up your eyes and look to see the global economic crisis unfolding.  Read more…


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