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  • EWJ
    Barrons.com33 minutes ago

    Can BoJ Control The Entire Yield Curve?

    The Bank of Japan last week said instead of focusing on the monetary base, its new policy framework would be on the Japanese government bond yield curve, with -0.10% at the short-end and "around zero percent" at the 10-year yield. BoJ seems to have recognized the detrimental impact of flatter yield curves on Japanese banks and the economy, and implied it wanted a steeper curve. The Japanese government bond yield curves became very flat in early July but have been steepening since, thereby propelling a rally in Japanese banks.

  • Asia markets trade lower; US presidential debate, OPEC meeting in focus
    EWJ
    CNBC39 minutes ago

    Asia markets trade lower; US presidential debate, OPEC meeting in focus

    Asia markets traded lower on Monday, with sentiment this week likely to be dominated by the first U.S. presidential debate and informal OPEC meeting.

  • SPY
    Forbes4 hours ago

    Fed Pivot Should Juice The Economy And Stocks

    Yesterday we parsed the Fed's message from this week and concluded a strategy pivot has indeed taken place. If we block out all of the chatter from those Fed members not named Yellen, since March, it’s been a 180. Instead of promoting optimism about the future and telegraphing rate hikes to