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Today’s Bank of Japan (BOJ) actions lay a strong foundation for a successful counter to the rising COVID-19 depression risks. To become credible and successful, its focus now shifts to three major areas: two at home and one abroad.
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Is the coronavirus a “normal” health scare or something genuinely disruptive for the markets? Jesper Koll discusses why the next two weeks are key in making this determination by looking at virus data in Tokyo.
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Japanese equities are unloved and under-owned because rates have refused to rise. Jeff Weniger discusses what could happen if bond yields rise and why Japanese equities would be the play.

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P.M. Abe’s economic policy leadership credentials got a huge boost last week, with his cabinet approving a massive extra fiscal spending package. Jesper Koll explains how this extra spending package will make Japan a standout amongst the G7 countries in 2020.

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Jeremy Schwartz examines divergences in two WisdomTree currency-hedged ETFs: the WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund (HEDJ) and WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity Fund (DXJ).
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Many see Japan as a value trap. But if you’re looking for one of the world’s most depressed valuations with stocks positioned for a better global growth environment, we believe there are currently few places with multiples as attractive as Japan, says Jeremy Schwartz.
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