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Marc To Market's picture

Mistrust claims of knowledge of contemporaneous activity by Japanese investors. The most recent country specific data is from February. In this context net flows are more important than gross flows. In addition, many observers have ignored/forgotten the high currency hedge ratios on purchases of foreign bonds.

Phoenix Capital Research's picture

According to Central Banker thinking, if something doesn’t work for 20 years the only answer is to do even more of it. So the Bank of Japan attempted a “shock and awe” move with an unprecedented QE equal to $1.2 trillion. Japanese bonds, already strained as investments by the demographic and economic issues plaguing Japan, have since become extremely volatil