days leading up to and following this past Sunday's Japanese election, various
experts have been advocating selling the yen and buying Japanese stocks. Their view was that a change in leadership means
the country will soon embark on an aggressive round of money printing that
will weaken the currency and benefit Japan's export-sensitive industries.
I believe they are right (in the longer-term, at least). In fact, I posted
two commentaries (including custom charts) at Panzner Insights, my members-only website, on Japan's
currency and its equity
November 21st and November 23rd, respectively, where I essentially argued the
to say, those of you who believe this perspective makes sense would probably
agree that if would have been better to hear about it a month ago, when the
yen-dollar rate was 2 percent higher and Japan's
Nikkei-225 index was almost 6 percent lower.
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