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

With Trump Meeting Looming, Japanese Markets On Edge

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From Tyler Durden: "Make yen terrible again" -- if one had to pick one phrase to describe Japan's aspirations for the upcoming meeting between Japan's PM Abe and Donald Trump, that would be it.
NYSE:EWJ February 9, 2017 7:44am

Japan Fires Back At Trump, Denies Yen Devaluation

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From Tyler Durden: In a shot across the trade war bow with both Japan and Germany, on Tuesday Trump and members of his administration took aim at both Japan and Germany, in addition to China, to accuse them of devaluing their respective currencies, an unexpected move which sent the dollar sliding to multi-month lows.
NYSE:EWJ February 1, 2017 9:54am

BlackRock: Japanese Equities Rally Is Only Just Beginning

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From BlackRock: With U.S. stocks rallying, investors may be tempted to stick with a home country bias. Russ Koesterich discusses why Japan is still worth a look.
NYSE:EWJ January 19, 2017 6:36am

BlackRock: Japanese ETFs, Especially Currency Hedged, Looking Good Right Now

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From BlackRock: We see global reflation and a weak yen propelling Japanese stocks higher on a currency-hedged basis. Richard Turnill explains, with the help of this week's chart.
NYSE:EWJ January 10, 2017 7:01am

Japanese ETFs In Focus As Japan Responds To Trump’s Toyota Warning

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From Tyler Durden: After Trump's Thursday morning twitter taunt targeted Toyota, when the President-elect warned Japan’s biggest carmaker that it will face heavy penalties if it chooses to make cars for the US market in Mexico, writing "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant in Baja, Mexico, to build Corolla cars for U.S. NO WAY! Build plant in U.S. or pay big border tax", a tweet which sent shares of Japanese carmakers sliding on Friday with a 1.7% fall
NYSE:EWJ January 6, 2017 7:28am

Japan’s Banks Rocked By Toshiba Meltdown Contagion Worries

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From Tyler Durden: After two days of total carnage in Toshiba stocks, bonds, and credit risk, the bloodbath continues with the once-massive Japanese company is collapsing once again in early trading - now down 50% in 3 days.
NYSE:EWJ December 29, 2016 8:03am

Japan, Russia, and New Zealand Markets All Look Bullish For 2017

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The key success factor for investors is to take positions at the start of a new trend. All efforts of an investor should be focused on that, and only that.
NYSE:EWJ December 27, 2016 7:30am

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