*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
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.
Geoff Kendrick, Head of Asia FX & Rates Strategy at Morgan Stanley, says the government's cabinet reshuffle indicates that Abenomics is moving forward, which is positive for stocks.
Hiroyasu Sato, Chief Portfolio Manager, Tokio Marine Asset Management, describes reasons why investors should remain bullish on Japanese stocks.
Nicholas Smith, Japan Strategist at CLSA, says investors realize that fears relating to the tax hike may be overblown. He also discusses the impact of the pension fund revamp on stocks.
Hartmut Issel, Head of Equity, Credit & Macro APAC, Chief Investment Office Wealth Management at UBS, explains why the yen may offer better investment opportunities than the benchmark Nikkei.
Japanese markets are "surprised" at the economy's resilience after April's sales tax hike, says Sean Darby, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Jefferies.
Michael Kurtz, Global Head of Equity Strategy at Nomura, says improved corporate governance and better macro economic conditions make Japanese shares a compelling buy right now.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, expects a rise in Japanese corporate spending to give the Nikkei index a boost.
Nicholas Weindling, Fund Manager at JP Morgan Asset Management, explains why he's positive on the Japanese economy.
Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN, says Japan's benchmark Nikkei index may fall below 10,000 points if Prime Minister Abe fails to raise inflation.
Ben Collett, Head, Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why SoftBank shares will continue to decline despite news of Alibaba's long-awaited U.S. listing.
Manpreet Gill, Senior Investment Strategist at Standard Chartered Bank, attributes the decline of Japanese shares to the lack of a TPP agreement during U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.
John Vail, chief global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, says Japanese stocks will return to being a earnings-driven market.
Daryl Guppy, CEO of Guppytraders.com, expects the Japanese benchmark index to test the resistance level of 15,500 in the near term.
While having a neutral call for Japanese shares, Eddy Loh, Equity Strategist for Asia at Barclays, explains why there are still opportunities investors can capitalize on in the near-term.