The Bank of Japan is Prepared to Buy Almost Everything

From John Rubino: With past stimulus measures not providing sufficient economic growth, the Bank of Japan is likely prepping to double down on its monetary easing, to the tune of trillions of Japanese yen.
NYSE:EWJ August 30, 2016 6:36am

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 8:42am

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 12:32pm

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 7:05am

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 8:51am

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 8:23am

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 7:50am

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 2:16pm

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 7:22am

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 11:26am

Two ETFs That Could See Some Buying Interest

sellbuyMorpheus Trading: Stocks sold off in the morning session and (once again) into the close, resulting in losses of roughly 1% or lower in each of the major indices. However, turnover was lighter on both exchanges, so it was technically
NYSE:EWJ October 8, 2013 10:30am

China Shares Show Signs Of Life (VWO, FXP, FXI, EEM, EWJ)

Jim Trippon: On the last trading day in June, the Shanghai Composite Index rose smartly with a 29.59 point surge to hit 2,25.43. The 1.35 percent increase on the day for the trading average was a bit of good news in a market that has been desultory for much
NYSE:EEM July 2, 2012 1:12pm

22 Reasons The Spanish Economy Is Heading Into A Great Depression (EWP, VGK, SPY, IEV, EWJ, EUO, VWO)

Michael Snyder:  What happens when debt-fueled false prosperity disappears?  Just look at Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP).  The 4th largest economy in Europe (NYSEARCA:VGK) was riding high during the

NYSE:EUO April 29, 2012 8:16pm

Time To Bet On The Far East With These ETFs (CHIQ, FXI, EWJ, EWT, EWY, EWH, EWS, IDX, VNM, THD)

Tony Sagami: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, may have brought the U.S. into war against the Japanese, but Japan had been waging war against much of Asia for a decade before

NYSE:CHIQ April 22, 2012 6:33pm

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