The Bank Of Japan Absolutely Dominates Domestic ETF Purchases (EWJ)

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From Tyler Durden: While ECB President Mario Draghi faces his own German-bond-market constraints in his hubristic bond-buying-bonanza, cornering him to taper sooner than later; the Bank of Japan appears to have thrown every textbook out of the window and cranked their plunge-protection to '11', as Bloomberg reports, The Bank of Japan now holds 75% of the nation's ETFs.
NYSE:EWJ September 12, 2017 6:08am

Japan’s Latest GDP Data Shows Strong Growth (EWJ)

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From WisdomTree: The gross domestic product (GDP) report for April through June suggests that the Japanese economy has entered into a sweet spot, with growth accelerating and broadening into all components of domestic demand.
NYSE:EWJ August 16, 2017 6:59am

BlackRock: Japanese Stocks Have Strong Tailwinds (EWJ)

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From BlackRock: Richard Turnill spells out why we like Japanese equities.
NYSE:EWJ July 25, 2017 10:40am

The Bank Of Japan Is Telling Us To Buy Japanese Stocks (EWJ)

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From WisdomTree: At WisdomTree, we track a very interesting weekly statistic reported by Japan's Ministry of Finance (MOF)--the net flows from foreign investors into Japan's equity market.1
NYSE:EWJ July 24, 2017 10:13am

Investors Head To The Exits On Popular Japanese Funds (EWJ)

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We have seen a swell in trading volume and some liquidation in the largest "Japan Equity" tracking ETF in the marketplace recently, EWJ (iShares MSCI Japan, Expense Ratio 0.48%, $17.2 billion in AUM).
NYSE:EWJ July 13, 2017 12:02pm

Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Suffers “Historic Defeat” (EWJ)

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From Tyler Durden: On Sunday Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered what Reuters called a "historic defeat" in the Tokyo assembly election, and "plunged into a crisis" after losing to an upstart outfit in an vote that is seen as a harbinger for Japan's national elections, and signaling trouble ahead for the premier who has suffered from slumping support after a series of political scandals.
NYSE:EWJ July 3, 2017 6:18am

Japan’s Pro-Growth Agenda: How “Abe-ism” Will Reignite Abenomics (EWJ)

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From WisdomTree: After a period of relative calm and no new initiatives, Japanese politics is likely to move back into global headlines in the coming months.
NYSE:EWJ June 27, 2017 8:10am

Bank Of Japan’s ETF Holdings Doubled In The Past Year (EWJ)

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Japan's central bank has significantly boosted its ETF purchases as of late, with its balance of holdings swelling to 15.93 trillion yen -- that's $144 billion -- as of the end of March.
NYSE:EWJ June 11, 2017 6:43am

The Bank Of Japan Is Directly Behind The Nikkei’s 5-Year Rally

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From Tyler Durden: A year ago, we noted that The Bank of Japan (BoJ) was a Top 10 holder in 90% of Japanese stocks. In December, we showed that BoJ was the biggest buyer of Japanese stocks in 2016.
NYSE:EWJ May 6, 2017 7:39am

Big Outflows Continue To Hit Japan-Focused Funds

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Analyst Paul Weisbruch of Street One Financial brings us his daily fund flows update, which today looks at major outflows in U.S. large cap equity funds following yesterday's sharp pullback, dip buying in small caps, and a continued flight from Japanese ETFs.
NYSE:EWJ March 22, 2017 11:48am

Profit Taking In Japan-Focused ETFs Could Signal A Pullback Coming

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We have seen some profit taking into strength in the largest Japan Equity based ETF, EWJ (iShares MSCI Japan, Expense Ratio 0.48%, $15.9 billion in AUM), before today’s sell-off in global equities (EWJ down approximately 0.70%) with about $600 million leaving the fund via redemption flows.
NYSE:EWJ March 21, 2017 1:00pm

Bank Of Japan Surprises No One, Leaves Policy & Outlook Unchanged

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From Tyler Durden: Confirming the expectations of all 41 economists, The Bank of Japan changed absolutely nothing about its monetary policy tonight following The Fed's 3rd rate hike in 11 years.
NYSE:EWJ March 16, 2017 9:11am

Japanese ETFs In Focus As Bank Of Japan Kicks Off QE Tapering

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From Tyler Durden: With the Fed expected to further tighten financial conditions following its now guaranteed March 15 rate hike, and the ECB recently announcing the tapering of its QE program from €80 to €60 billion monthly having run into a substantial scarcity of eligible collateral, the third big central bank - the BOJ - appears to have also quietly commenced its own monteary tightening.
NYSE:EWJ March 13, 2017 6:56am

Former Japanese Powerhouse Toshiba Warns Of Solvency Issues, CEO Steps Down

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From Tyler Durden: The last time the market was especially concerned about used to be one of the core pillars of "Japan, Inc.", Toshiba, was in late December when in its second major accounting scandal announcement in as many years, Toshiba said cost overruns at U.S. nuclear reactors it is building were likely to force a write-down of as much as several billion dollars.
NYSE:EWJ February 14, 2017 7:27am

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