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Why Japan? Why Now? | ETF Trends

Japan's monetary accommodation, fiscal policy, and structural reforms have been coined “Abenomics” after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Abenomics is a three arrowed multi-front attack on the deflation and slow [...]

Is the Euro the New Yen? | ETF Trends

The case for Japan's equity market in late 2012 and 2013 started when the central bank provided huge levels of monetary support to rid Japan of deflation . This action led to a much weaker yen, which in turn contributed to [...]

Japan's new plan to beat deflation – more baseball | SBS News

A set of recommendations to lift growth in Japan's economy drafted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's party seen by Reuters calls for slashing corporate taxes, reforming public pensions, and — in a curve ball — increasing [...]

Overcoming Deflation: The Bank of Japan's Challenge – Council on …

Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan , discusses the challenges of overcoming deflation and Japan's economic [...]

Bank of Japan's Boosting QE Against Non-Existent Deflation – Bonds …

From: Forbes – Bonds – 11:18pm – November 19, 2012. Shirakawa Masaaki, since 2008 governor of the Bank of Japan , the first Central Bank to let the genie of quantitative easing (QE) out of the bottle some twenty years ago, often seems to … [...]

Japan ETFs For A Yen Rout

There's some big news coming out of Japan , and it's time for ETF investors to pay attention. … the yen has weakened substantially due to increased speculation that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will come under tremendous political pressure to embark on a massive quantitative easing program to weaken the yen and end deflation , which has plagued … This should be positive for Japanese equities, which have rallied strongly in the past few days, as the yen got [...]

The Fed Is Trapped, Gold Is the Exit by Darryl Robert Schoon

As with all speculative bubbles, the Nikkei collapsed – and the collapse of the Nikkei in 1990 unleashed deflationary forces not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Prices of stocks and real estate in Japan began a … [...]