Japanese stock markets

The five forecasts every investor should heed in 2017

After the political upheavals of 2016, a period of profound social and economic change is upon us. John Stepek looks at the big trends investors must be ready for next year.

Beat the crowd into Japan’s bull market

As the yen weakens, stockpickers and Chinese tourists will be eager to get back into Japan. Canny investors should be first in line, says Rupert Foster.

How Trump's presidency could boost Japanese stocks

Donald Trump’s presidency could spell the end of the global bond bull market. But there’s one asset it could be very good for, says John Stepek: Japanese stocks.

Why now could be a good time to top up on Japan

Japanese stocks haven’t done well this year as deflation maintains its grip on the country. But a big buying opportunity could be just around the corner. John Stepek explains why.

Japan’s skewed stockmarket

The Bank of Japan is now the largest investor in exchange-traded funds in the Japanese stockmarket, thereby skewing the market in two key ways.

Japan: the only way is up

This year has not been kind to Japanese equities. But at these levels, things can only get better for Japan, reports Andrew Van Sickle.

Why now looks a good time to back Japan over the US

There are many reasons to buy Japanese stocks over US stocks. Here, John Stepek outlines three of the most compelling.

Don’t expect Japan to put up with the strengthening yen

With the yen getting stronger, Japan looks to be losing the global currency war. But that could all be about to change, says John Stepek. Here’s why, and what it means for you.

Central banks out of ammo? You wish

The Bank of Japan’s introduction of negative interest rates proves that when it comes to central banks, there is no limit to their meddling. John Stepek looks at what the latest move means for the markets.

Japan’s bear market: a buying opportunity

Despite the drop in the value of Japanese shares, the fundamentals look auspicious.

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