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Can The Stock Market Rally Continue? Maybe Japan Has The …

I propose that the Nikkei 225 is a useful leading indicator in anticipating the movements of the S&P 500 Index. Given Japan's experience with deflation , I hypothesize that Japanese financial markets are faster at accounting [...]

Japan may be beating deflation but it's losing the fight against falling …

The good news for Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in his fight against deflation : Japan's consumer price index, excluding volatile fresh food costs, increased by 1.3% in December, notching a 0.4% gain for 2013. (Inflation  … [...]

The Growing Threat Of Deflation Or Of Disinflation Or Both? [iShares …

Or, as she more poetically put it, deflation is the “ogre that must be fought” by the developed countries of the world. The picture she drew was that of Japan over the past 20 years. The question I raise today is, how credible is  … [...]

Kuroda stresses need to ward off deflation – Seeking Alpha

” Japan must avoid the self-perpetuating deflationary spiral that can occur if companies and individuals stop spending money in anticipation of lower prices in the future.” Is it the expectation of lower prices or something else  … [...]

Week In FX Asia – Japan's $182 Billion Package To End Deflation …

CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEARCA:FXY): Week In FX Asia – Japan's $182 Billion Package To End Deflation [...]

Deflation-Phobia Set To Bring On More Monetary Inflation – Seeking …

“Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to end 15 years of persistent deflation is endangered by the failure of counterparts in the U.S. And Europe to meet their own price goals. Citigroup Inc.'s Inflation Surprise Index  … [...]

Japan's Campaign To Eliminate Deflation Begins – Seeking Alpha

CurrencyShares Japanese Yen Trust (NYSEARCA:FXY), PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bearish (NYSEARCA:UDN), PowerShares DB US Dollar Index Bullish (NYSEARCA:UUP): Japan's Campaign To Eliminate Deflation   … [...]

Japan is finally escaping its deflation vortex. But it's not in the clear …

Japan has been struggling to wrest itself free of its deflationary spiral since the 1990s. It looks like may finally be doing that. Prices for consumers grew 0.7% in July—the most they've grown in nearly five years. Here's a look: If  … [...]

Japan: More Output, Less Deflation – Seeking Alpha

Japan has released a number of reports early in the Tokyo session that show an economy seemingly on the mend and an easing of deflationary pressures. Ironically, the yen tended to weaken in response, whereas the dollar … [...]

Deflation: What Can You Do About It? – Seeking Alpha

Not only is this a slippery slope to deflation , it sounds familiar to a nation which has been overrun by deflation for over 10 years – Japan . Another major problem with this “deleveraging” frame of mind is that incentives become  … [...]