As Japan finishes a tough week, options traders are loading on the bearish bets.» Read More
As Japan finishes a tough week, options traders are loading on the bearish bets.
The S&P 500 is down one percent for the week after being up four weeks in a row. So far, the declines we have seen this year have been on the order of three percent.
James Bullard, president and CEO of St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, explains why he was not surprised to see such volatility in the Nikkei.
James Bullard, CEO and president of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, comments on the U.S. economy, the possibility of tapering off the Fed's stimulus program, and volatility in Japan.
Geoffrey Yu, FX strategist at UBS, discusses the U.S. dollar's recovery against the Japanese yen as well as the Nikkei's drop and says it's a "very healthy correction" for the USD/JPY bulls.
Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Friday expressed confidence the central bank can stem bond market volatility with flexible market operations and engineer a steady recovery.
Brian Jackson, Global FX Strategist at Coutts still expects further strength in Japan equities and sees dollar-yen moving higher but says it won't be a smooth ride.
Evan Lucas, Market Strategist at IG says if JGBs fall further, questions will be asked about asset quality and could see downgrades to banks.
Nicholas Smith, Director and Strategist at CLSA, talks investment opportunities in Japan.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie discusses Abe's tough road ahead trying to reflate economy while avoiding a bond yield blow out.
Tai Hui, Chief Asia Pacific Strategist at J.P. Morgan Funds weighs in on the direction key Asian markets are likely to take going forward and the risks investors need to keep an eye out for.
CNBC's Kelly Evans weighs in on Japanese government bond yields soaring to 1 percent.
Have two Pandora's Boxes been opened? Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony may be one; the IRS scandal may be the other.
Ben Broadbent, member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, tells CNBC that Japan is in the midst of a big monetary experiment, so volatility in equity and bond markets should be seen in that context.
CNBC's Japan correspondent, Kaori Enjoji, reports on the "extremely volatile" Nikkei session which saw record volumes being traded and ended with a 7.3% loss.
Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist and senior vice president at Charles Schwab, discusses the "remarkable" drop in the Nikkei and says it was caused by "short-term momentum money".
The Bank of Japan ended a two-day meeting on Wednesday with a decision to leave monetary policy unchanged and a promise to monitor volatile bond markets.
Tokyo is proposing a low tax zone for foreign companies to help accelerate economic growth. The proposal, part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy, would aim for the new zone to bring at least part of the capital's corporate tax rate close to those of Singapore and Hong Kong.
Jonathan Webb, head of FX strategy at Jefferies Bache, explains that there is still plenty to keep the yen moving and adds that outflows from Japan should continue for the next six months.
Rob Ryan, Director, Market Strategy, APAC at RBS see USD/JPY movements as primarily a U.S. rates story. Uwe Parpart of Reorient Financial Markets joins the conversation.