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Growth in Japanese Housing Starts Slowed in July 2015
Japanese housing starts rose in July 2015, but their pace slowed compared to a month ago. Housing starts rose by 7.4% in July compared to a year ago.
How the Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio Class A Fared in September 2015
The Voya Japan TOPIX Index Portfolio fell by 6.7% in September 2015 from the previous month.
Why the High Volatility of the Japanese Yen in Recent Months?
The US dollar–Japanese yen currency pair has been one of the most volatile developed country currencies in the past six months. The Japanese yen saw heavy appreciation in August.
Investment-Grade Bond Funds Witness Inflows
Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive for the week ending on October 14 after witnessing four consecutive weeks of outflows.
Can Japan-Focused Mutual Funds Entice Investors in 2016?
Even with all sorts of macroeconomic problems, Japan-focused mutual funds were superlative performers among developed markets in 2015. One of the reasons for that was a surge in corporate profits.
The Japanese Housing Sector Sent a Mixed Signal in December
According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japanese housing starts fell 1.3% in December YoY as compared to a rise of 1.7% in November.
How Japan’s Fiscal Policies Can Help Achieve Its Economic Goals
Prime Minister Abe’s administration initially achieved coordination between the Bank of Japan’s QQE and fiscal stimulus.
Key Highlights of Japan’s QQE with Yield Curve Control
The Bank of Japan will set two interest rates: a short-term policy rate and an operating target for long-term interest rates. These rates will serve as guidelines for market operations.
Monetary Easing and Financial Intermediation in Japan
Maintaining confidence is key to raising inflation expectations, and the Bank of Japan intends to control the yield curve in order to guide inflation expectations.
Telecom Services Cap the High Portfolio Turnover for SAESX
The SunAmerica Japan Fund – Class A (SAESX) fell a sharp 17% in the first four months of 2016, making it the second-worst performer among the nine funds in this review.
Portfolio Moves of CNJFX in 2016: Do They Matter?
Industrials, healthcare, and financials form the core of CNJFX. The three combined form about two-thirds of the portfolio.
BMW US Capital Issued the Most High-Grade Bonds Last Week
US financials dominated the primary market for high-grade bonds in the week ending April 8. They accounted for 53.0%, or $13.4 billion, of all the issues.
An Investor’s Guide to the Calvert International Equity Fund
Apart from common stocks, the Calvert International Equity Fund invests in preferred stocks and depositary receipts as well.
Overview of the Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund (VPACX)
The Vanguard Pacific Stock Index Fund is the only passive fund of our nine. It invests mostly according to the FTSE Developed Asia Pacific All-Cap Index.
A Portfolio Scan of the Hennessy Japan Fund (HJPNX) in 2015
The Hennessy Japan Fund – Investor Class (HJPNX) was managing $128 million in assets at the end of December 2015.
Obayashi Led EWJ, Plans to Dump Its Cross-Held Shares
EWJ’s top stocks were Obayashi, Maruichi Steel, and Japan Retail Fund Investments. They returned 1.9%, 1.7%, and 1.6%, respectively.
Why Japanese Equity Should Continue to Remain Attractive
The case for Japanese equity is based on corporate profitability, corporate reforms for sustainable growth, and Japanese equities that continue to be the cheapest in the developed world.
How the Commonwealth Japan Fund Fared in September 2015
The Commonwealth Japan Fund (CNJFX) fell by 5.8% in September 2015 from the previous month, but it remained an above-average performer among peers.
The Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund (BIAJX): Overview
Brown Advisory-WMC Japan Alpha Opportunities Fund doesn’t target a specific segment by market capitalization. Instead, it intends to be benchmark agnostic.
Japan’s Manufacturing and Services Sectors Expanded in August
Manufacturing activity in Japan, represented by the Nikkei Japan Manufacturing PMI, rose in August, with the indicator rising to 51.7 points from 51.2 in July.
EMD Finance’s Yankee Corporate Issue Is the Largest in 2015
Yankee bonds dominated the issuance in the week. They accounted for 43.5% of all the issues. Yankee corporates made up 31.3% of all the issues.