2022 is a Year to Remember or a Year to Forget?

Weekly Market Wrap – Sunday, January 1, 2023 ✅ After a bull market that lasted for 13 years since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09, financial markets experienced a massive pullback. In fact, 2022 is just one of five in the last 100 years where both bond and equity markets finished in the red. For […]

Bank Of Japan Decision may Ripple Around the World

The Bank of Japan’s recent decision to widen its yield curve control policy on 10-year government bonds is expected to have a significant impact not just within Japan, but also on the global financial system. The move is aimed at improving the functioning of Japan’s domestic government and corporate bond markets, which have become illiquid. […]

BOJ Holds Majority of Japanese Government Bonds for the First Time

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) reached a significant milestone at the end of September, when it held over 50% of outstanding Japanese government bonds for the first time. This was a result of the central bank’s efforts to keep bond yields low, even as other central banks, such as the Federal Reserve, began raising interest […]