Jan 18

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Japanese Stocks Enter Bear Market, Credit Risk Surges To 20-Month Highs:

“It’s difficult to see the fall stopping today,” warned one Japanese equity strategist and rightly so as Japan’s broad TOPIX idnex just entered a bear markets (down 20% from the August 2015 highs). With the Nikkei well below 17,000, Kuroda is due to speak at the Diet today as Japanese corporate bond risk surges to 20-month highs.

TOPIX enters Bear Market

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And now the Nikkei:

  • *JAPAN’S NIKKEI 225 EXTENDS DECLINE FROM JUNE HIGH TO 20%

And Japanese corporate bond risk is surging – up 3.5bps to 87bps – the highest in 20 months…

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Get back to work Mr. Kuroda!!

  • *JAPAN’S PARLIAMENT CONFIRMED KURODA’S APPEARANCE

We just have one quick question – how does the government explain to its citizenry that foircing GPIF to go all-in Japanese stocks and corporate credit was a terrible idea and their retirement funds are FUBAR?

 

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