SEB's Sean Yokota says Japan's economic conditions and yen strength make it difficult to justify the next consumption tax hike in April.
The yen has surged since the BOJ shifted to a negative-rate policy in January, but the Japanese currency is set to weaken ahead, Goldman Sachs said.
Gold is still expensive, but rising economic risks and market turmoil mean investors should buy it for insurance, Deutsche Bank said Friday.
Japan's January CPI were unchanged from a year ago, suggesting that falling energy costs will keep inflation below the BOJ's 2 percent target.
Japan will slip back into deflation in the coming months because of the stronger yen and weak commodity prices, says Jesper Koll of WisdomTree Japan.
Peter Rosenstreich, head of market strategy at Swissquote Bank, discusses the strategy coming from several G10 central banks.
The longtime Fed critic and libertarian champion advocates a return to a system where "the markets are important for setting prices."
Central banks are guaranteed to fail miserably in their effort to produce viable growth through inflation, says Michael Pento.
Even the BOJ governor is questioning the impact of monetary policy on inflation, says Roger Bridges from Nikko Asset Management.
The BOJ may have to ease further if the yen rises amid further market turmoil, says Khoon Goh from ANZ Research.
Japan's central bank governor says the move was not directly aimed at weakening the yen.
Japan's central bank governor dismissed criticism that its negative rates policy was a failure amid a surge in the local currency.
Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, discusses central bank policy and the impact of negative interest rates.
Global trends have fueled an environment in which investors should expect "lower than normal returns," Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio said.
Japan's annual exports in January fell the most since the global financial crisis as demand weakened in China and other major markets.
Masakazu Takeda from the Hennessy Japan Fund says weaker growth in Japan's December core machinery orders was expected and overall, Japan's still on the right track.
David Marshall from CreditSights says the direct impact is limited, but there will be other repercussions such as lower yields on yen assets.
Capital Economics' Marcel Thieliant, explains why the best thing Japan’s government could do is to delay the tax hike, for the economy.
China's softer imports aren't surprising because the commodities that China purchases are also cheaper, explains The Motley Fool Singapore's David Kuo.
Japan's economy contracted at an annualized rate of 1.4% in October-December, hurt by weak private consumption and housing investment.