The Shanghai Composite clinched a fresh seven-year high on Friday, while markets in Japan edged up to finish at their highest levels in 15 years.» Read More
Next week, much of the action will again be outside the United States, with the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan both meeting.
Jonathan Cavenagh, Senior FX Strategist at Westpac Bank expects the USD/JPY currency to trade lower because a lot of policy news from the BOJ and government are already priced in. Andrew Freris, Chief Investment Advisor for Asia at BNP Paribas Wealth Management joins the conversation.
The Bank of Japan is likely to start open-ended asset purchases immediately rather than in 2014 and consider setting a new target to buy longer-dated bonds at its rate review next week, sources say.
Ron Napier, Head at Napier Investment Advisors, explains how weakening the yen until it hits fair value with the greenback will encourage domestic investment from Japanese corporates.
One firm believes there are reasons to take the other side of the "Sell in May" trade, making the case against selling now.
Ed Rogers, CEO & CIO, Rogers Investment Advisors explains how Japan's free trade agreement with the European Union is part of Prime Minister Abe's strategy to revive the economy.
Eric Sprott, CEO at Sprott Asset Management explains why promises of money printing by the Bank of Japan's new leadership isn't enough reason to buy Japanese stocks.
Crude oil fell on Thursday, yet some traders saw it as a bullish sign that black gold wasn't trading at a lower level.
Andre De Silva, Head of Asia-Pacific Rates at HSBC Global Research says significant flows from Japan's private sector investors towards Europe & EM have been detected.
Sebastien Galy of Societe Generale says new BOJ governor Haruhiko Kuroda doesn't necessarily need to come out with guns blazing; he just needs to stabilize markets.
Haruhiko Kuroda has long been frustrated with Japan's poor economic performance. Now, as the Bank of Japan's new governor, he can do something about it.
Stocks did nothing for the first 10 minutes or so after the Fed announcement, but after that the Dow suddenly shot up almost 40 points, while bonds remained unchanged. The new head of the BOJ is scheduled to hold his first press conference tomorrow.
Masayuki Kichikawa, MD & Chief Japan Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch explains why the central bank's new chief will satisfy market expectations of radical stimulus.
"Abenomics" will not be able to achieve the two percent inflation target in Japan, Eisuke Sakakibara, former vice finance minister of Japan told CNBC on Friday.
Economic data boosts the buck, a jobs report sends the Australian dollar higher, and the yen dips as Bank of Japan nominees clear a hurdle - it's time for your FX Fix.
Geoff Lewis, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management says that the U.S. sequester no longer frightens investors. He also discusses the implications of not resolving the sequestration.
Jonathan Pain, Author, 'The Pain Report' believes Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's determination to end deflation will send dollar-yen to 100 by 2013 and see an economic pick-up in the next 6 months.
Paul Krake, author of market commentary View from the Peak: Macro Strategies, and Jorge Mariscal, Regional CIO of Emerging Markets at UBS, discuss what the Japanese central bank must do to support the market rally.
Copper futures traded lower Monday following disappointing data out of China, but pro trader Jim Iuorio thinks it's still worth trading.
The Japan government's choice to lead the country's central bank promised on Monday to move quickly to implement fresh monetary stimulus to lift the struggling economy.