When the Fed finally hikes rates, most likely in September, these two asset classes will reduce risk and provide a boost, says Chris Gaffney.
Investors shouldn't forget about these important factors when investing this summer, two analysts say.
Japan will delay its planned sales tax hike for a second time, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Wednesday.
The dollar was mostly flat against a basket of major currencies after U.S. data failed to support expectations for a June or July Fed hike.
Japan's economic data improved in April, but analysts don't think that will deter Prime Minister Abe's apparent drive to delay a planned tax hike.
Claudio Piron of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research explains why the dollar-yen pair will likely head higher if the consumption tax hike is delayed.
The dollar reached a one-month high against the yen on Monday, after Fed Chair Janet Yellen fanned expectations the Fed would raise U.S. rates soon.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's claim that a Lehman-esque crisis loomed was nothing more than political maneuvering, analysts told CNBC.
Tradewinds Managing Director Peter Boardman says Japan's regional banks such as Chiba Bank offer good investment opportunities.
Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3% in April on-year, keeping the BOJ under pressure to deploy new stimulus to hit its 2% inflation target.
G7 and BOJ made no progress on yen's ascent. That may force it, and other central banks, to resort to 'helicopter money,' option, says Scott Minerd.
The Fed is seeking robust growth and low inflation. But the opposite is happening, setting the economy up for a fall, says Michael Pento.
CNBC's Akiko Fujita sits down with Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to discuss the central bank's monetary policy.
Japan's jawboning on the yen and expectations for more BOJ easing are unlikely to weaken the currency for long, a JPMorgan Private Bank forex boss said.
Even as interest rates go down, investors still view the yen as a hard currency, explains Richard Harris from Port Shelter Investment Management.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda tells CNBC the central bank will ease policy only if the 2% inflation rate is under threat.
The BOJ still has "enough ammunition" to hit its elusive 2% inflation target, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda tells CNBC.
Japan’s economy surprised markets on Wednesday after reporting its fastest pace of annualized quarterly growth in a year. Adam Cole, global head of FX strategy at RBC Capital Markets, discusses.
HSBC co-chief Asian economist, Frederic Neumann explains why it’s likely Japan’s Shinzo Abe will postpone the tax hike along with announcing more physical stimulus, after the G7 meeting.
May is a crucial month for the world's third-largest economy, with three key risk events on the calendar that could sway investor confidence.