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Late To The Party? After 203% Annualized Surge, Record Number Of Foreigners Buy Japanese Stocks

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While the following two charts speak for themselves, we challenge anyone (especially in light of existing positioning) to argue that the investing public is not a momentum-chasing, rear-view-mirror-driving, pack of lemmings...


Nikkei 225 performance...


Foreign Buying Of Japanese Stocks...


Charts: Bloomberg


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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:19 | Link to Comment lineskis
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"Bulls make money, Bears make money, pigs get slaughtered."


Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment Burt Gummer
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I don't care about Bulls, Bears OR pigs.

All I know is that I just re-invested my entire 401k into 10 year JGB's!


I expect them to be worthless in two ________.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment ACP
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Well, the crash of '87 started in Asia, so...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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Please don't insult the poor lemmings, by comparing them with MoMo chasing zombies!

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:37 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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I can't stop looking at the top chart.                          .       .



Wed, 04/17/2013 - 23:15 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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For goodness sake don't look down!!!  I rode a roller coaster with rise like that once when I was a kid.  I vomited about 5 seconds into the drop. 

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:21 | Link to Comment AlphaDawg
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some tard that got raped in the housing bubble and is in neg equity told me he just went long the jokes

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 07:39 | Link to Comment bdc63
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it's a basic law of nature ... a fool and his money are soon parted.  just smile and walk away.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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Waiting for the Goldman long Nikkei note in 3.. 2...

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Lux Fiat
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It never gets old, and dumb money never learns.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:30 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Dont be Tardy to the Party......

(i love my wife, but if i kill her, it will be for watching this fucking crap !!)

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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I'm ashamed to know what you're talking about. Thankfully I ditched cable a couple years ago and she can only stream it on the computer. I make her wear headphones.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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There's a sucker born every minute.

P.T. Barnum.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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And two to take 'em

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment EmmittFitzhume
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You know that soap-like substance that kids use to blow bubbles?????

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment rp1
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These people are smart.  Japan has the new global reserve currency.  This is a REAL BULL MARKET.  You don't understand what is going on.

Buy GOOD Japanese companies if you like the price for the Yen.  You will lose money speculating.  Value investors only.  This is a GLOBAL RESET.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:44 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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"the Japanese people have voted to spend their savings."

all it took was 20 years of negative rates to force


Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:44 | Link to Comment rp1
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It took what it took, but you can't argue with the result.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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They are buying gold.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:08 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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And at record high prices as denominated in their currency... at least a few weeks ago.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Copper knows the reset is here and is now. Watch to see if it bounces off the 50% retrace of the 2009-2011 rally (about 3.05/lb). If that support breaks the next comes in at about 2.25. I can't see any instances where a major drop in copper doesn't coincide with a major equities drop. The only better bearish indicator I've seen has been the huge number of ZH commentors about a week ago saying they give up and thought stocks will never go down. Have faith oh ye permabears of the world, the reset cometh!

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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Saving that fucking senseless document for posterity.  Holy shit.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment patb
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1) isn't the Yen falling against the dollar?

2) Isn't Japan one of the oldest societies worldwide?

3) Isn't the disaster in Fukushima still unwinding and trashing japan?

4) Isn't the population still spooling down?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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TES, YES, YES and YES!  Now, you know why it makes so much sense people are piling into Japanese stocks.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:45 | Link to Comment alphamentalist
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Seen this movie soooo many times now. Boston betas spend about 5-10% of their time trash talking japan until these odd moments every couple of years (the one before this was right after the quake, which worked out smashingly) when they all decide that this time is different and then they spend the following weeks buying the same dumb betas that always get them in trouble, pushing price several percent a day, day after day, until the PM is less underweight. Then the shorts move in and hand them there asses. It is so predictable. Western mutual managers should not be allowed to buy Japan. They just don't get the joke.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:46 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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"1) isn't the Yen falling against the dollar?"

That actually started reversing April 11th.  

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:43 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Do "foreigners" include "foreign central banks"?  Because I think that is probably what is going on.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Coopster
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I think what's more interesting is the first chart against the value of the yen, they are almost an exact mirror of each other.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 20:58 | Link to Comment venturen
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Good thing China hasn't stolen all the manufacturing and they have lots of young workers to save themselves.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Van Halen
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Parabolic curve?

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment thismarketisrigged
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nikkei will be under 12000 by end of may or before. book it.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Row Well Number 41
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...the investing public is not a momentum-chasing, rear-view-mirror-driving, pack of lemmings...

I thought retail investors were the fuck outta Dogde.  If not, well then when they jump the shark they will be plucked from the sky like Air Jaws on a seal. 

Wish I didn't have to quit my job to get my money out of my 401K.


Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment ThalesOfMiletus
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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 21:26 | Link to Comment orangedrinkandchips
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Check out the 5yr NKY chart....the drop off in 09 is the mirror image of the run up since Nov.


Human nature never changes......this will end badly as well.

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 23:26 | Link to Comment Kreditanstalt
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So THAT'S why the yen is rising vs. the dollar and Euro...weird...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 01:43 | Link to Comment JamesBond
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'smart money' knows that markets go up within any QE environment; hence - the smart money is riding this rise in the Nikkei...

but ya got to know when to fold them   



Thu, 04/18/2013 - 05:55 | Link to Comment Shooting Shark
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With stupidity like this, it is difficult to criticize those who feast on it.  As weakness is a provocation, so stupidity is an invitation.  Caveat Fatuus!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 06:07 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Japan makes radioactive junk now too. They can't afford to upgrade machine tools. It is a sorry state when not even the king of junk, China, won't buy your products. Fuck Japan.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:21 | Link to Comment rustymason
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If you want it, here it is, come and get it. Make your mind up fast. If you want it anytime, they can give it. But you better hurry cause it's going fast. Did I hear you say that there must be a catch? Will you walk away from a fool and his money? Sonny?

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