EPFR’s Steve Muzzlewhite uses our Fund Flows and Allocations data for an update on US bond funds and Japan’s equity funds.
With the one-year anniversary of Russia’s attack on Ukraine looming, the latest US inflation data showing headline inflation down and core inflation up, the Bank of Japan weeks away from a change in leadership and Sino-US tensions rising, investors found it hard during the second week of February to sustain their earlier optimism.
Is there a coming outflow in Japan’s long-dated government bonds? Where might this money be reallocated to? Who is the investor? EPFR Quant Analyst Vikram Srimurthy, reflects on The Wall Street Journal article, ‘Japan’s 10-Year Government Bond Yield Breaches New Cap’.
A rising tide lifts some (Japanese) boats: The Bank of Japan’s ETF purchases and their impact on market signals for individual stocks
The Bank of Japan has been the pace-setter among central banks when it comes to purchasing non-government financial securities. It was the first central bank to officially declare that it was buying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Japan Real Estate Investment trusts (J-REITs).