Silver as an investment

FX & Bond Markets Ain’t Buying What The Bank Of Japan Is Selling

Equity markets are stronger on the back of financials  – helped by BoJ’s plan to steepen the Japanese bond curve – but judging by the strengthening in the Yen, FX markets are non-believers. The lack of additional easing is largely being heralded as a disappointment (no lower NIRP and no increased buying) and many are questioning the kneejerk bounce in stocks (as bank balance sheets face trauma from the ‘reverse twist’ effect on the long bonds).

 

Japanese stocks decoupled (but are rolling over…)

 

and US equities decoupled…

 

and not even the JGB curve held its steepening…

 

even as bank stocks kneejerk hiugher…

 

What happens next?