Abe Landslide: What Does It Mean for Markets?
In a special edition of our “Behind the Markets” podcast, following the Japanese parliamentary elections over the weekend, we interviewed Jesper Koll, WisdomTree’s Head of Japan, and Brad Bechtel, currency strategist at Jefferies LLC, to get their outlook for the Japanese equity markets and the currency markets. The landslide win for Prime Minister Abe shows a high level of political stability for Japan, something surprising in today’s global environment. Listen here for an outlook.
Important Risks Related to this ArticleInvestments focused in Japan increase the impact of events and developments associated with the region, which can adversely affect performance.
Jeremy Schwartz has served as our Global Chief Investment Officer since November 2021 and leads WisdomTree’s investment strategy team in the construction of WisdomTree’s equity Indexes, quantitative active strategies and multi-asset Model Portfolios. Jeremy joined WisdomTree in May 2005 as a Senior Analyst, adding Deputy Director of Research to his responsibilities in February 2007. He served as Director of Research from October 2008 to October 2018 and as Global Head of Research from November 2018 to November 2021. Before joining WisdomTree, he was a head research assistant for Professor Jeremy Siegel and, in 2022, became his co-author on the sixth edition of the book Stocks for the Long Run. Jeremy is also co-author of the Financial Analysts Journal paper “What Happened to the Original Stocks in the S&P 500?” He received his B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and hosts the Wharton Business Radio program Behind the Markets on SiriusXM 132. Jeremy is a member of the CFA Society of Philadelphia.