Nikkei 63,000,000 And Other Flashbacks: The Complete Dylan Grice Japan Series

Tyler Durden's picture

Confused by the day to day happenings in the land of the rising sun, and liquidity tsunami? Don't be, instead read the following series of papers (pdf) by former SocGen strategist Dylan Grice who predicted everything that is currently happening nearly three years ago. The titles of the enclsed five pieces are self-explanatory especially in light of recent events: "A global fiasco is brewing in Japan", "More on Japan’s brewing fiasco, and some musings on recent pushback", "Fooled by anecdotes: Japan’s coming inflation, JGB toxicity and what to do", "Nikkei 63,000,000? A cheap way to buy Japanese inflation risk" and finally "Buy Japan, and prepare to buy with both hands." Oh, and spoiler alert...

...Grice doesn't see a "Hollywood ending" to what is about to happen in Japan.

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prains's picture

land of the rising sum

Banksters's picture

Nikkei is up 3 percent in early trading.  To the moon, bitchez.  All you need to do is devalue your currency.  Finance, so easy a child could do it.


Shit, the Japanese are so smart they built 51 nuclear reactors at or near fault lines.   We gotta keep those giga watts up to power Toyko advertising.   



JPM Hater001's picture

3 percent is just today's inflation change...wait until it really gets going...

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Dow 36,000 same thing, hyper-inflation.

Possible Impact's picture

"A global fiat-sco is brewing in Japan"

^^^ Pronunciation guide

holdbuysell's picture

It's only a matter of time until the next Sunday night event.

Curt W's picture

IMF Lagarde praises Japan for their bold move.

If it was that easy why don't they just print enough money for everybody, I don't really like my job that much anyway.

booboo's picture

Can some tech savy videoographer duplicate the tsunami shoving yachts and fishing boats inland on a tidal wave of yen?

Mine Is Bigger's picture

It seems a little cruel.  Thousands of people died just a little over two years ago.

lolmao500's picture

Don't worry, the bond interest rate is going back down! All is saved!

adr's picture

The Bitcoin client works just like a Trojan. In fact it may be a Trojan itself. If I wanted to create a program to steal massive amounts of financial data, I would con people into downloading software I claim will make them money. 

You know, it has happened many times. A lot of people think they are getting something off Bittorrent for free. Little do they know they are getting the program for free because they will load a trojan that will hand over control.

Now we see that control of millions of computers is being handed over to mine Bitcoins. Perhaps the original purpose intended by its creator.

Pretty sweet to create something of no real value that has skyrocketed in percieved value. Seeing people hand over earned wealth for the chance at obtaining massive amounts of unearned wealth.

Still don't think Bitcoin is a scam?

Pseudo Anonym's picture

that didnt take long.  much faster than i thought.  simply amazing.  and the price of btc still going up.  even more amazing.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

Which is why I don't use Skype or Windows. Anyone still using Windows deserves to get a virus. I've had to remove too many of those fuckers to ever go back. Linux for me from now on. It may be buggy at times, but that's a lot easier to fix than removing a rootkit. 

fonzannoon's picture

"Think about that for a moment. Japan is an advanced economy, a developed democracy and certainly no Zimbabwe. But Israel was all of those things too. It simply found itself politically committed to a level of expenditure

military and social which it co uldn’t fund. Instead of taking the politically unpalatable course of cutting that expenditure, it resorted to the tried-and- tested tactic of buying time with printed money. Between 1972 and 1987 Israel’s CPI rose by a factor of nearly 10,000. Inflation averaged around 84% and peaked at an annualised500% in early 1985.In real terms equity prices fell (chart above), failing to keep pace with the rise in the CPI. But innominal terms they exploded rising by a factor of around 6,500 over the period, in keeping with experiences of nominal share indices in Argentina, Brazil or Weimar Germany during their inflationary crises"     So, buy stawks? During that inflationary time in Israel, how did gold perform in comparison to stocks, which according to the article, exploded higher?
ekm's picture

Never forget: It's not money is, it's what money can buy if .........accepted.

fonzannoon's picture

Talk to me ekm, if (and I know this sounds evil but....) if Japan is simply a domino that is falling and this is the move they are making....why don't I go massively long Japanese equities, massively short their currency....rake in the profits, cash it out, but precious metals, hard assets etc etc etc....and go sit on the beach?

ekm's picture

1) They can change their mind anytime

2) Massive money printing is done only and only to prevent swaps from blowing up, hence huge yen shadow banking collapse

3) The gov can seize your money

4) Nobody knows if that money is going to stocks, or not, only japanese primary dealers will decide where that money will go.

5) I bet, same as for QE, that money is going to swap winning counterparties who may or may not put that money into stocks


Rule of thumb: Follow the money, but there's no trace yet.

fonzannoon's picture

Good points but Dylan Grice makes a pretty decent case to just go all in. Tough to reconcile.

He used Israel as an example, so I wonder, how did gold in Israeli currency stack up to stocks during that period.

ekm's picture

BOJ has 24 primary dealers, local and foreign.


Fed primary dealers are in a roach motel situation. Do you think they will fall into the same trap in japan?

kito's picture

i would hold the japanese currency, THEY WILL NOT ESCAPE DEFLATION!!!!!! NO....MATTER......WHAT!!!!..........................all this printing is no different than throwing on a pair of beer goggles...if they arent attractive enough, you arent hammered enough!!!! reality.....the chic is keep drinking until she looks GREAT....but remember what happens the next morning when you wake up beside your perceived beauty queen...........

fonzannoon's picture

If all this printing forces the rest of the market to puke up yen, and the BOJ has to monetize it, how the hell do they get deflation?

This is like being too hammered to even tag the fat chick, so you angrily leave the bar at 4am and drive 100mph into the first tree that ended up in the middle of the road.'

I just don't get it Kito. How do you seem their currency strengthening from here? It's a total mess....

kaiserhoff's picture

They get to deflation the same way we do Fonz.  Real estate is still insanely over-valued, after 24 years, the banks are still broke, and wages are going no where fast.  They can print to the moon, and no one will care.  Pushing on a string unless there is real economic activity somewhere.

fonzannoon's picture

I get the argument, I truly do. Think about how many dollars are out there though. If they ever push the envelope to the point where dollars start getting dumped en masse (and I realize it's all digital kito) It will force an inflationary nightmare. It will end with a thud. But it will be one hell of a fireworks show before it goes.

kito's picture

be the contrarian luke...use the force...............dont ask the contrarian luke.................

fonzannoon's picture

lol, I get to carry forward 3k a year. That makes me a winner!

Pareto's picture

Kuroda's batshit crazy targets will eventually force Bernanke's hand.  $85B/month will rise to $120B/month (or something like that, and this will have the effect of hiking the $/Y cross.  This will ultimately become the end game for the $USD as a reserve currency.  And I would only add that one ought not to wait too long for that to happen.  I think you're playing with fire in any event.

bnbdnb's picture

Bullshit. The Nikkei hits 63,000,000 and people will become commodities.

fonzannoon's picture

People are commodities.

""You know what they want? Obedient workers ­ people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork but just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, reduced benefits, the end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it."

Tell me that is not a commodity

bnbdnb's picture

BIG difference. Every young man and woman will be lining up for purchase to the highest bidders.

People will be signing contracts to never sue, to never disagree/argue and to stay a slave for the rest of their lives.

bnbdnb's picture

Multiply the count of people actually doing that today by 63,000,000.

ekm's picture

Dylan is comparing a small guy with a big guy. Israel can be handled, it's got other geopolitical issues.

Israel's case happened when the world was doing ok.


Who is doing ok now? Bank of Israel buying aapl stock?

Mine Is Bigger's picture

I am wondering why everyone is thinking the BOJ will actually do all those crazy things they said they would.  It seems clear to me they are dead set on weakening the currency and achieving the seemingly arbitary target of 2% price inflation.  (I read somewhere they would be happy with 100 yen to the dollar.)  I think they will achieve these goals pretty quickly.  Then they probably won't have to go through with their plans completely.

SheepDog-One's picture

Sure go all-in...just as long as you really believe you can front run maniacal monetizers and can move faster than their computers.

Hedgetard55's picture

Brothers, get balls deep in Japanese stawks, NOW, and retire happy.

fonzannoon's picture

It's that easy? I mean it seems that easy....I am not sitting on my hands this time. I hope you are right.

kito's picture

BULLSHIT its that easy....LOGIC says you print oodles of goes into equities by all of those who are first in line to the money trough................the stock market loses all connection to reality....all connection to actual earnings.......LOGIC asks, what happens next fonz????? what happens when the great nikkei wall, built with yen, blows over????????? YOU CANNOT ESCAPE THE DEFLATION MONSTER...HE WILL HIDE UNDER YOUR BED....he is in your closet........dont look now, but you might want to check the toilet that you are sitting on....................everything that gets filled with yen, dollars, etc.... will eventually blow..........................its all just digital money....gone in the blink of an eye............

fonzannoon's picture

Logic says you print oodles of yen, the yen sells off, the japanese exports kick ass, fonzannoon sells the yen and buys exports....then a short time later fonzannoon exits both trades....then what you said happens next....or not....either way...

If the whole thing goes against me I just get to add to my carry forward losses on all my other awesome ideas that could not fail.

I don't see too many deflationary monsters in history by the way. Please show me a country that lived above it's means and overloaded itself with debt and was then rewarded with falling prices?

Pareto's picture

Take Yen.  Buy US dollars, buy US Treasuries or short term paper of some kind (I say this because I think US equities are in their own little shit storm of fighting its own demons of diminishing aggregate demand).  Then later sell the US paper and reload back to YEN, OR, buy PMs as Bernanke will be forced to inflate and debase domestic currency commensurate with Japan.  Then rinse and repeat.  Or you could just sit out the entire ponzi that is FUBAR and just buy PMs and go to the bar.

nmewn's picture

I'm sorry, I can' practical streak is much shorter than my integrity streak.

But I understand.

All I would suggest is liquidating at the first burp of yen trillion to one ;-)

slightlyskeptical's picture

Japanese stocks may soar, but the Yen will likely fall through the floor. So if you buy Japanese stocks in US dollars you will likely see the Nikkei rise but it won't translate into profits in your portfolio. The trade is USDYEN long and Nikkei short.

IridiumRebel's picture

63,000,000 dead sounds about right. Fukusushi!

ebworthen's picture

If this is a miracle solution it must mean every family in Japan should run their budget the way the government does; spend more money than they make and max out the credit cards, right?

fonzannoon's picture

I don;t see this being the solution for anyone in japan. They should be scrambling to get every dollar out of that currency. What I wonder is, should the rest of us jump in?

I watched those banks tank in 2008. I did not short them. But a lot of people did, and rode off into the sunset. Is this any different?

Ralph Spoilsport's picture

Timing is everything, tough call here. You aren't the only one trying to decide. Problem as always is going up against the ones with insider info.

Capitalist Exploits's picture

Yep changes at the margin are happening. Well stated here as well. More and more people waking up to the coming Tsunami


kito's picture

isnt it going to suck for japan when growth goes nowhere the remainder of the year?????? putting running shoes on a turtle doesnt make it fast!!!!!!