We have been up early to watch the hearings in Japan, but very little new was brought to the table. Here are the take-aways from the hearings in Japan.
Japan Watch – The YCC time bomb for Western Fixed Income
Japan is a MUST watch as a risk taker in the West as the potential scrapping of the YCC policy holds true time bomb potential for Western markets. Here is what is currently priced in and how to position for it.
Good morning, America: Kazuo Ueda – who?
Is Kazuo Ueda another trial balloon from the Japanese government or is this a confirmation that politicians seek a break-up with the ultra-loose policy of Kuroda?
5 things we watch: The cyclical upswing, energy inventories, the BoJ governor, higher for longer and the consumer
Every Wednesday our Head of Research, Andreas Steno, goes through the 5 most important themes/charts in global macro right now and how we assess them. Enjoy!
Something for your Espresso: 5% wage growth in Japan
The RBA echoed rhetoric from other central banks and will frontload a few hikes while assessing the “extent” of damage done to the economy of former lags. The question is now if Powell rocks the boat on the coordinated central bank rhetoric today.
Bond Watch – Kuroda the rug-puller.. What is priced in for BoJ?
It is a BIG week in Japanese central bank history with widespread speculation of another increase to the trading range of 10yr JGBs in the yield curve control program. More than 35 bps are priced in, but will BoJ fail to deliver?