Trend Results : Bank of Japan

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 1819)


Dollar Jumps On Reports Of Uber-Dove Heading To BoJ

The Dollar Index is kneejerking higher in the last few minutes following headlines from Nikkei that The Bank of Japan is considering nominating uber-dove Masazumi Wakatabe to a key leadership position. JPY immediately jerked lower as Wakatabe is seen as advocating bolder monetary easing. Show More Summary

Why One Trader Is Confident That Central Banks Will Disappoint

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, Last week, markets got all excited about comments from Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda that Japan’s inflation is “finally close” to the BoJ’s 2% target. Overnight, there were suddenlyShow More Summary

BoJ Offers To Buy Unlimited Debt, Boosts POMO In Panic Response To Surging Rates

Kuroda is losing kontrol After unexpectedly boosting its bond-buying in the 3-5Y segment of the JGB curve on Tuesday, as global bond yields break ever higher, it appears The Bank of Japan is realizing it is losing control of its yield...Show More Summary

The $14 trillion bond market has caught Wall Street off guard

The $14 trillion Treasurys market was rattled this week by news from several central banks. Investors were led to believe that Japan, China, and the Eurozone could be slowing their bond purchases. "None of these developments were priced...Show More Summary

Negative Interest Rates and a Term Structure Puzzle

James Hamilton provided us with another interesting discussion on negative interest rates: we now have several years of experience from Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Japan, and the European Central Bank in which the central bank successfully induced negative interest rates in hopes of stimulating a greater level of spending on goods and services. Show More Summary

QE Party Over, even by the Bank of Japan

``In reality, after years of blistering asset purchases, the Bank of Japan disclosed today that total assets on its balance sheet actually inched down by ¥444 billion ($3.9 billion) from the end of November to ¥521.416 trillion on December 31. While small, it was the first month-end to month-end decline since the Abenomics-designed "QQE" kicked off in late 2012.''

Japan doesn't need easier money; the BOJ needs easier money

(December 29, 2017 07:46 PM, by Scott Sumner) Here's Reuters: Some Bank of Japan board members have called for a debate about raising interest rates or lowering purchases of exchange-traded funds in response to the improving outlook, a summary of opinions expressed at last week's policy meeting showed.... (0 COMMENTS)

One Bank Is Unsure If Any Humans Still Trade Stocks In Japan, Or Have All Moved To Bitcoin

While the wholesale disappearance of retail traders from stock markets is hardly a novel observation, it has taken on a whole new meaning in Japan, where the lack of carbon-based investors has prompted Deutsche Bank to ask if "Japan's...Show More Summary

Japan's Largest Bank Is Preparing A Contingency Plan For A Bitcoin Exchange Collapse

The February 2014 collapse of Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was, for more than 24,000 investors around the world, a traumatic event. It also ushered in a two-year crypto bear market that saw the price of a single bitcoin plunge from a peak of $1,200 to a low of around $200 before the torrid bull market of the present day began. Show More Summary

Bank of Japan keeps easy credit stance as inflation eludes

Japan's central bank has opted to keep its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged. A statement by the Bank of Japan on Thursday said rising private consumption, exports and business investment were … Click to Continue »

Bank Of Japan Leaves Policy Unchanged As Expected - Admits "Inflation Weakening"

As expected, The Bank of Japan left all of its various machinations of monetary policy unchanged with Kataoka the lone dissenter (preferring a more aggressive stance of yield curve control). The key line in the statement appears to be...Show More Summary

Bank of Japan Decision Preview: Here's What Wall Street Expects

Submitted by RanSquawk The Bank of Japan (BoJ) will conclude its final policy meeting of 2017 at some point on Thursday. The BoJ is expected to leave its monetary policy settings unchanged as it has done for the entirety of 2017, which...Show More Summary

How to Book Award Travel with JAL Mileage Bank

Japan Airlines, commonly referred to as JAL, is one of two major Japanese carriers along with ANA (All Nippon Airlines). JAL offers service throughout Asia, as well as destinations to Europe and the Americas. However, it’s Mileage Bank loyalty program does not get much attention because it is difficult to accrue miles. Show More Summary

The truth that dare not speak its name (or perhaps two truths?)

There’s a very good new post by Benn Steil and Benjamin Della Rocca that explains why the BOJ does not emphasize the exchange rate channel in their monetary stimulus: In September 2016, the Bank of Japan adopted a new strategy to boost the flagging Japanese economy: “yield curve control,” or YCC. The aim was to widen the gap between […]

One Bank Believes It Found The Identity Of Who Is "Propping Up The Bitcoin Market"

Back in May when the Chinese domination over Bitcoin was ending, we predicted that it would shift over to Japan, specifically, we said that "just as the Chinese bubble frenzy in bitcoin is fading, it may be replaced with a new one, in which thousands of Mrs. Show More Summary

Bubble Watch: Warning Signs That The Everything Bubble Will Burst in 2018

I believe 2018 will be the year inflation arrives. The reason, as I’ve noted throughout mid-2017, is that multiple Central Banks, particularly the European Central Bank (ECB), Bank of Japan (BoJ) and Swiss National Bank (SNB) have maintained...Show More Summary

After $150 Billion Buying Binge, 'Tokyo Whale' Seen Paring Back ETF Purchases In 2018

A few months ago, we noted that the Bank of Japan had decided to throw every textbook out of the window and crank their plunge-protection to '11'after reports surfaced that they owned a staggering 75% of Japan's ETFs. The BOJ first started...Show More Summary

10 Friday AM Reads

My Brexit-free end of week morning train reads: • Passive Fund Providers Take an Active Approach to Investment Stewardship (Morningstar) • Japan Embraces the Robot Takeover (Bloomberg) • Hidden peril awaits China’s banks as propertyShow More Summary

Apple Pay adds 35+ more supported banks & credit unions in US, Canada, Russia & Japan

3 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Apple today updated its list of officially supported banks and credit unions for Apple Pay, adding over 35 new institutions across the US, Canada, Russia and Japan. more…

All hail Goushi Kataoka!

(December 1, 2017 06:15 PM, by Scott Sumner) Who's the world's best central banker? I'm not sure, but this guy is certainly a front-runner for the title: Bank of Japan board member Goushi Kataoka said the central bank must expand stimulus further to achieve its price target early,... (1 COMMENTS)

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