zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/01/2014 09:50
When it comes to asset returns, September, and the entire third quarter for that matter, belonged to Asia.
Technically, it belonged to Asian central banks, because while the rest of the world generated weak returns in the past month, the two best performing asset classes were [...]
wolfstreet.com / Wolf Richter / September 19, 2014
As long as major stock indices around the world keep soaring (forget for a moment the carnage in smaller stocks), and as long as bonds trade at near all-time highs, and as long as the yield of dubious government debt is close to zero or [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 08/14/2014 09:29
While the mainstream media has become used to the daily buying of bonds by The Fed, mention that they are buying ‘stocks’ and suddenly one is labeled a conspiracy theory wonk – despite 1) the fact that they are, and 2) they have admitted that [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/02/2014 13:25
US equities dipped after the initial ISM data (and construction spending miss) as did USDJPY but soon after things began to levitate in their new normal manner as bad news is clearly pent-up good news in the future. By the time the ISM admitted its error – [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 06/02/2014 07:03 -0400
It took a precisely 0.1 beat in the Chinese Manufacturing PMI over the weekend (50.8 vs Exp. 50.7) for the USDJPY and the Nikkei to forget all about last week’s abysmal Japanese economic data and to send the Nikkei soaring by 2.1% to [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/30/2014 07:03 -0400
Last night’s docket of atrocious Japanese economic data inexplicably managed to push the Nikkei lower, not because the data was ugly but because the scorching inflation – the highest since 1991 – mostly driven by import costs, food and energy as a result [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/21/2014 06:55 -0400
Another right of perfectly round number supports: while the Shanghai Composite once again dipped below 2000 overnight to as low as 1991 only to close modestly higher, and the Nikkei followed suit, also sliding below the psychological support level of 14,000 to an [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/19/2014 07:00 -0400
It was supposed to be a blistering Mega Merger Monday following the news of both AT&T’a purchase of DirecTV and Pfizer’s 15% boosted “final” offer for AstraZeneca. Instead it is shaping up to be not only a dud but maybe a drubbing, with [...]
marketoracle.co.uk / By: Jonathan_Davis / May 17, 2014 – 08:24 PM GMT
In 1989 The Nikkei index touched just short of 40,000.
Today it’s around 14,000.
There is an almost 100% inverse correlation in the relationship between the ¥ and the Japanese stock market. Thus, as the ¥ rises [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/16/2014 07:07 -0400
The perfectly expected if completely irrational overnight ramp in various Yen carry pairs tried, and failed, and both the USDJPY and EURJPY were tumbling to overnight lows as we go to print. This is happening despite a rout in India in which Narendra [...]
goldsilver.com / MAY 09, 2014
Abenomics Is Japan’s Latest Effort To Escape A Deflationary Collapse. Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, says Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index may fall below 10,000 points if Prime Minister Abe fails to raise inflation.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/05/2014 08:35 -0400
With Japan out and Europe quiet, markets are without their normal random Nikkei headline or ECB quote of the day to juice JPY (unable to break back above 102) and stocks (for now)… and of course, it’s not Tuesday. Treasury yields are lower for the 5th [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 05/01/2014 08:07 -0400
As we noted on the last day of March, April was supposed to be the best month for stocks, with an average return since 1950 of over 2%. It wasn’t.
In fact it barely managed to eek out a positive return, treading [...]
news.goldseek.com / by David Chapman / 24 April 2014
It has been a long way down for the Tokyo Nikkei Dow (TNA). Almost twenty-four years after peaking at 38,915, the TNA remains down 63% from those lofty levels. It has been Japan’s long nightmare.
The Japanese bear market is 24 years old and counting. To [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/24/2014 07:01 -0400
While events in Ukraine have once again broken out into lethal fighting, and in a surprise development the Chinese Yuan crossed the 6.25 line for the first time in two years threatening to accelerate the unwind of carry trades which have a 6.25-6.30 [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/22/2014 09:46 -0400
The morning opened with stocks decoupled from FX carry – despite some random Nikkei headlines to juice JPY – and S&P futures pinned to 5Y yields (as the correlated pair of choice for now). S&P and Dow have rallied back into positive territory for [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/20/2014 20:17
Another month, another colossal miss for the “waiting-for-the-j-curve” Japanese trade balance. At 1.7tn, this month’s adjusted trade balance is the 2nd largest on record, and is the 36th month in a row. Exports missed dramatically (+1.8% vs 6.5% expected) so, so much for devaluation driving [...]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / April 15, 2014
A Failing Scheme
Our idea that the Nikkei writes the news remains uncontested by any contrary developments. It still does. Since its peak at 16320 points on the final trading day of 2013, the Nikkei has lost 14.7% – and so it is no wonder that the [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/01/2014 08:46 -0400
For those used to smooth, undisturbed, Fed-assisted, no-risk-all-return, sailing, both the month of March and the entire first quarter were quite the wake up call, because while the broader market did manage to recover from down for the year just a few days before the quarter [...]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 03/27/2014 07:12 -0400
After tumbling overnight to just around 101.80, the USDJPY managed to stage a remarkable levitating comeback, rising all the way to 102.3, which in turn succeeded in closing the Nikkei 225 at the highs, up 1% after tumbling in early trade. The Shanghai Composite was [...]