*Sterling tumbles as poor U.K. data stoke recession worries. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock prices rose on Friday, marking four straight weeks of gains, while sterling dropped on bleak data that raised fears about a possible British recession following the country's June 23 vote to leave the European Union. You have a strong package of data that have been constructive... » Read More
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.
Chris Konstantinos, Director of International Portfolio Management at Riverfront Investment Group, explains why he's still bullish on Japanese equities despite Moody's downgrade.
Alex Treves, Head of Equities for Japan at Fidelity Worldwide Investment, explains his optimism despite Japanese October consumer inflation slowing to its lowest level in a year.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, says elections are buying time for Prime Minister Abe's policies, which need time to materialize.
Tom Lee, Fundstrat Global Advisors, discusses the root causes of Japan's recession and its impact on global markets.
Paul Schatz, Heritage Capital president, and Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management, discuss whether Japan's economic woes will spread globally.
With the dust settling on the BOJ's surprise shock-and-awe easing campaign last month, the huge rally in Japan shares could stall.
Japanese shares breached the 17,000 threshold for the first time since October 2007 early Tuesday. Daniel Wiener, CEO of Adviser Investments, discusses the stock rally.
Japan's Nikkei index has taken a rollercoaster ride so far this week, and some analysts believe traders should strap in for more turbulence.