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An EWJ bearishly biased, out-of-the-money vertical put spread.
There's no question that Japan's economy is hot and next year companies' confidence to invest in infrastructure plays well for tech stocks.
The world's largest pension fund has made its first move into alternative investment with an allocation to real estate in Japan. It's a trend for managers and investors to watch.
Which one would you rather trust with your money?
The soft revolution at Softbank under founder Masayoshi Son is transforming a phone company into a private-equity technology giant.
It made up its profits for years and now faces billions in dollars of losses even as shareholders want to sue it for millions. That's just for starters.
Shareholders have long been an afterthought in corporate Japan, but a push for change could finally reduce the system of cross-holdings that dominate.
In the latest scandal to hit Big Business in Japan, Toshiba faces an accounting scandal and billion-dollar U.S. writedown that have tanked its stock and may cause its chairman resign.
Like many market watchers, Peter Boockvar is confused this morning: "So let me get this straight: The Bank of Japan surprised markets on Jan. 29 by moving to a 0.1% negative interest rate on bank deposits and that completely backfires. The yen goes ...
Shares of Akzo Nobel (AKZOY) have been flat this year due to slower sales in China.
Exercise caution as news and events create volatility in these stocks.
Increase exposure to Japanese stocks that leverage 5% with yen move.
Investing in the major global banks and utilities at a substantial discount to asset value should be a profitable strategy.
It's time once again to pop my head up and look for any big-picture trends I may have missed -- and try to filter those trends down to investment ideas.
My New Year's resolutions are all about investing and include remaining open-minded and practicing patience.
As the action this morning clearly demonstrates, buying or selling on news can be something of a crapshoot.
Like people, markets and investments need regular check-ups to see what's going right and what's going wrong.