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OPINION: Yen Strength Revisited

OPINION: Yen Strength Revisited

4 Years ago | February 08, 2016 00:00:00

John M. Bland, MBA, CTA

The reaction to the Bank of Japan decision to impose negative interest rates on sliver of deposits held at the central bank has worn off quickly as I had expected. Sometimes central banks make policy decisions geared to making headlines to shock the markets. They never last. I wrote: "I have been asking myself what has changed with the BOJ decision. Negative interest rates only apply to a narrow slice of bank deposits at the BOJ and and as for the additional QE, the yield on the 10-yr JGB has fallen from 0.22% to 0.10%. None of us are banks and those who were investin

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