Shinzo Abe’s time as Japan’s prime minister has been good for investors. With his re-election as party leader, John Stepek sees no reason for that to change.
The prospect of more monetary easing after a snap election to be held in October is another dollop of icing on an already appealing cake.
Regarded as a daring investment all too recently, European stocks have become the flavour of the month. John Stepek suggests a better place to put your money.
There is a compelling argument for topping up your Japan holdings, says Andrew Van Sickle.
Unlike other developed markets, Japan’s supply of central-bank-created free money shows no sign of drying up. But that’s not the only reason to invest there, says John Stepek.
The rise of China has supported Australia’s 26 years of constant economic growth.
Investors are buying US stocks “on the dip” – but they’re still expensive. However, there is another market where you can still buy cheap stocks, says John Stepek – Japan.
Developed-world stocks are overpriced on pretty much every valuation indicator there is, says Merryn Somerset Webb. What will trigger a change?
Japanese stocks are cheap – much cheaper than other developed markets. That won’t last, says Merryn Somerset Webb. So buy in now.
With US stocks looking overhyped and overpriced, investors should turn their attention to continental Europe and Japan.
Investors in search of income have traditionally paid no attention to Japan. But that should soon change.