Japan

  • This Crypto “might just be the best thing that ever happened to Japan”
  • The cryptocurrency I want to tell you about today was founded in 2014 under the development of a team of Japanese developers. This year, this cryptocurrency has seen incredible growth. My colleague and cryptocurrencies guru, Sam Volkering explains why… “The reason is that the Japanese crypto market continues to see money flow out of the “traditional” banking and finance system,... ››› more
  • [13 November 2017]
  • About the ETF: db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index ETF [JSE:DBXJP]
  • db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index exchange traded fund (ETF) tracks the MSCI Japan Index. The ETF has a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange… Full name: db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index ETF Short name: DBX JAPAN Ticker: DBXJP Sector: JSE listed funds Five top facts about db x-trackers MSCI Japan Index ETF Fact #1: ETFs are passively managed funds, which track the performance of ... ››› more
  • [03 September 2015]
  • Offshore investment opportunities uncovered: The case for investing in Japan
  • Over the past month, the Japanese stock market has been on a roll. Firstly, the Nikkei 225 stock market index rose for 12 straight trading days. That's the index's longest run of gains in 27 years. Then the Nikkei 225 stock market index fell for the next seven trading days. So what's going on with the Japanese stock market? Are there further gains coming? Read on to find out… ... ››› more
  • [26 June 2015]
  • Why Japan could be a good investment opportunity
  • The Japanese stock market jumped higher a couple of years ago after the government got the money presses going. This got investors interested in Japan again. But it wasn't long before interest waned and the economy didn't turnaround just as quickly as expected. Yet, the Japanese market has slowly been recovering and it's back to levels last seen at the start of the year. So what's going o... ››› more
  • [05 November 2014]
  • Two ways to add some resilience to your portfolio
  • Since the financial crisis struck in 2008, the equity markets have since benefitted from the extra money that governments pumped into their economies to keep them afloat. With countries like the US pulling back on this, the question now lies is will the markets continue to rise? If things start to get a bit shaky, you want to ensure that your portfolio has some resilience against this. Le... ››› more
  • [08 September 2014]
  • Should you buy last year's big losers?
  • So you want to buy "what's on sale," right? We all do… Most investors think that buying what's "on sale" from last year is the right thing to do. The problem is, most investors are wrong… Read on to find out what you should do… The historical evidence is clear and brutal, Dr Steve Sjuggerud in Daily Wealth explains… You will underperform the market if you buy last year's big losers. ... ››› more
  • [10 January 2014]
  • How to get rich after South Africa strikes out with foreign investors
  • South African labour unions are not having as much success bullying foreign investors as they have with the government… International firms like BMW, frustrated by the losses they're incurring due to strikes, are threatening to call off their plans for expansion. Who can blame them? The most recent fiasco cost the motor vehicle sector about R20bn and slashed exports by 75%! The outlook... ››› more
  • [09 October 2013]
  • 2 reasons why gold is going to rise in value
  • The gold price hasn't had a good year. In April, the yellow metal fell over $200 in two days. That's the most in its 5,000 year history. But this shouldn't have you thinking that you shouldn't hold some gold. Let's take a closer look at two reasons why gold is going to rise in value… In fact, there are several reasons why gold looks set to soar over the next 12 months and more, US Money Mornin... ››› more
  • [13 September 2013]
  • Zuma looks to Japan to right SA economy
  • Last week, President Jacob Zuma was lambasted in the media for failing to alleviate investors' fears about the mining unrest and the effect it'll have on the SA economy. Now comes news that talks with Japan could prove fruitful for the economy… The fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which came to a close yesterday, may just prove to be Zuma’s redeeming fe... ››› more
  • [04 June 2013]
  • Forex traders: Here's why you should ready yourself for more currency wars
  • Japan's continuing to prove itself head and shoulders above other economies at the moment, Its exports and consumer spending are seen as the reason for its 3.5% growth from January to March this year and proof that it's outshining top economies like the US. Now, it's going so far as to ‘share' its wealth by pledging $2 billion to African resource growth. But as Japan continues to print money out... ››› more
  • [20 May 2013]
  • How to win when the world is trying to spend its way out of a corner?
  • Since the financial crisis of 2008 governments have been using conventional and unconventional tactics to kick start their economies. Interest rates have been slashed to all-time lows, and countries without room for further cuts have decided that throwing a huge amount of money at the problem is the answer. The latest nation to go on a spending spree is Japan. And the Bank of Japan's (... ››› more
  • [13 May 2013]
  • The only way to profit from the currency war
  • “Is Japan's latest decision to devalue the Japanese yen a sign that a currency war is on horizon?” That's the question that's been on savvy investors' minds since the Japanese government made an open-ended pledge to pump trillions of yen into the economy by buying government bonds and other assets earlier this year. But is this latest development just market noise or a sign that a currency war... ››› more
  • [04 February 2013]
  • Make sure you’re holding silver before it runs out!
  • This week we have several meetings happening that could drastically impact the price of precious metals. First up we have the bank of Japan meeting to discuss further stimulus of the Japanese economy. Then we have the meeting of the euro-zone finance ministers to discuss the way forward for the European economy. And finally, we have the US debt ceiling negotiations. Now it’s almost i... ››› more
  • [21 January 2013]



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