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QE Japan

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Inflation? Yes, Please!

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the US Fed, carried out 3 rounds of quantitative easing which helped propel the stock market to record highs as of January 2014[2]. Looking to boost its own economy, Japan’s central bank has taken a page from the United States’ Fed, and implemented its own quantitative easing (QE) program, -- to the tune of about 101 trillion yen – at the behest of Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.[3] Japan’s QE effort is the equivalent of triple the American endeavor on a comparative GDP basis. Since the program was announced in November 2012, the Nikkei is up almost 75%[2] while labor cash earnings, a benchmark for wages, are projected to increase 0.6 percent in the year starting April 1, 2014. [4] The program has also had the desired effect on the Japanese currency, with the Yen depreciating by almost 30%, which brings higher returns for US-based investors.[2] This motif includes stocks of Japanese ADRs as well as a currency hedge to protect against the depreciation in the Yen. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
42.1% Currency Hedge 0.8%
42.1% ProShares Ultra Short Yen ETF YCS 0.8%
26.8% Consumer Discretionary 18.9%
14.7% Toyota Motor Corp TM 17.9%
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21.4% Financials 6.7%
7.1% Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. MUFG 12.6%
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9.7% Information Technology 1.4%
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