*Japan on holiday, South Korea stocks resume with sharp loss. SYDNEY, Feb 11- Asian shares sputtered on Thursday as U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's tone of guarded optimism led to an indecisive finish for Wall Street and further weakness for the dollar.» Read More
Jason Trennert, Strategas Research, provides his call on where he is seeing the best investment opportunities, including a lot of 'potential' in Japanese stocks.
Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan Equity sales at BGC Securities, says investors can start shorting Nintendo at 19,500 yen on Thursday because the partnership with DeNA is unlikely to give the firm a huge boost.
Mohammed Apabhai, head of Asia Pacific Trading Strategies at Citi, says the liquidity provided by the Bank of Japan is fueling the market rally in Japan.
Tim Seymour, CIO of Triogem Asset Management, says the inverse correlation between the yen and Japanese stock prices has broken down hence investors need to be cautious on exporter stocks.
Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore, remains positive on Japanese shares due to strong earnings momentum.
Paul Gambles, co-Founder of MBMG Group, explains why he thinks only "speculators and lunatics" are investing in Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index.
Factors like attractive valuation and shareholder-friendly policies make Japanese stock market a worthy investment, says Kirk West, Asia CEO of Principal Global Investors.
As Japan exits technical recession, Tapan Datta, head of global asset allocation at Aon Hewitt, says the "picture is far from benign" as there's very little growth in the Japanese economy.
Jonathan Brodsky, managing director at Advisory Research, says Japan's corporate governance reforms will pick up steam this year, offering real long-term opportunities in the stock market.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, outlines how global risk events like the political upheaval in Greece could move Japan's benchmark index and the yen.
Chris Watling, CEO of Longview Economics, says Japan possesses the greatest potential for change, which will generate market upside and earnings growth in the long run.
Richard Harris, Chief Executive at Port Shelter Investment Management, says structural inefficiencies are curbing Japan's growth and explains why a weak Japan won't necessarily impact the world.
Lim Say Boon, Chief Investment Officer at DBS Private Bank, expects the Nikkei 225 to hit 22,000 after both the index and dollar-yen broke out of a 20-year downtrend last year. He also expects dollar-yen to hit 128 in 2015.
Japanese Prime Minister Abe needs a solid mandate to make progress on controversial issues like the TPP negotiations, says Kathy Matsui, MD and Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs.
Kevin Anderson, Head of Investments, Asia-Pacific at State Street Global Advisors, says a change in corporate tax and more structural reforms will bode well for Japan's stock market.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JP Morgan, says the Bank of Japan's bazooka and Abe's tax hike delay will boost the economy going forward.
Michael Every, Head of Financial Markets Research, Asia-Pacific at Rabobank, says markets are rallying on expectations of more action from the Bank of Japan following recent weak data.
Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why Asian markets may not be impacted by the European Central Bank's meeting.
Sani Hamid, Director of Wealth Management, Economy & Market at Financial Alliance, compares China's central bank to the European Central Bank.
Axel Van Trotsenburg, Vice President for East Asia and Pacific at World Bank, outlines the organization's forecasts for the year ahead.