Spot The Difference
One of these charts represents the equity market of an over-levered, recovery-hoping, money-printing nation that shows no signs of removing its training-wheels-efforts to devalue its currency and reflate its economy... the other is Japan.
Still think markets are efficient? Still believe that fundamentals are driving stock valuations?
It would appear, as we noted previously, that the better-than-expected headline data is providing exactly the cover for the FOMC to start to Taper in September (as opposed to exposing their forced hand nature from broken markets and monetization-sentiment risk due to a lower deficit).
JPY is the signal as high-beta markets around the world slide on the carry-trade unwind once again (that mere days after the Fed tested the Taper water in May/June, are back as big as ever).
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