From Tyler Durden: It was exactly one year ago that the previously unshakeable administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was rocked by a crisis which prompted some to ask if Abe’s government was on the rocks.
From Chris Kimble: Below looks at the Nikkei Index from Japan and the Shanghai Index from China. Let me make this point right off the bat: both markets at this time are in rising trends.
From BlackRock: Richard Turnill shares seven investing ideas to consider as 2018 gets underway.
From Tyler Durden: As expected, the Bank of Japan left all of its various machinations of monetary policy unchanged with Kataoka the lone dissenter (preferring a more aggressive stance of yield curve control).
From Tyler Durden: Japanese exports boomed in November 2017, rising +16.2% versus a year earlier and beating consensus expectations of +14.7%.
The Japanese stock market is extremely overbought at current levels, according to one prominent Wall Street analyst, and a major downturn could be coming soon.
From Chris Kimble: The Nikkei 225 now finds itself at its halfway point of the 20-year crash, based up 1989 highs and 2009 lows.
Everything seems to be humming along in Japan, as we see the benchmark ETF there EWJ (iShares MSCI Japan, Expense Ratio 0.48%) rallying more than 20% just year-to-date and trading at yet another 52-week high yesterday.
From Tony Sagami: Wow! Martin Weiss and Sean Brodrick were right on!
From Franklin Templeton Investments: Shinzo Abe’s coalition victory in the October 22 snap election helps pave the way for his fourth term as Japanese prime minister. Here, Templeton Global Equity Group’s Cindy Sweeting and Alan Chua give their take on what Abe’s pro-growth policies could mean for Japan’s investment landscape.
From Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D.: I first lived in Japan back in 1979. The economy was five times larger than China’s. Its population was young and vibrant. Its government debt was less than 50% of GDP.
From Dana Lyons: A long-time line of resistance has turned to solid support for Japanese stocks.
From Chris Kimble: The Nikkei Index has found a certain price level very tough to break free from for the past 24-years. Below looks at the Nikkei index on a monthly basis for the past 30-years.
From BlackRock: Russ Koesterich discusses the reasons why Japan’s equity market may outperform emerging markets.
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 […]