The Japanese Yen isn't finished with you yet.

The Yen is often seen as a risk thermometer. And as of late is has been on the increase. In recent years international investors borrowed over one trillion yen (because it was at 0% interest) and they bought riskier investments with it, including US stocks the tides are now turning though, people are flogging risk and buying Yen. Hence the increase in its value. The worse things get the more it seems to go up.

Why? Because stocks and markets at the moment are not just volatile they are damn risky at best. Investment houses will always tell you its a great time to buy, what I want to see is a time when once and for all one of them will go on the record and say ‘folks, now is a lousy time to buy’. Whatever magical perma-happy pills they are on need to be more widely dispensed especially to skeptics like me. Anyways, all this lunacy still adds up to a stronger Yen.

People who say the markets are not in big trouble (at least if you want …

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The Japanese Yen isn’t finished with you yet.

The Yen is often seen as a risk thermometer. And as of late is has been on the increase. In recent years international investors borrowed over one trillion yen (because it was at 0% interest) and they bought riskier investments with it, including US stocks the tides are now turning though, people are flogging risk and buying Yen. Hence the increase in its value. The worse things get the more it seems to go up.

Why? Because stocks and markets at the moment are not just volatile they are damn risky at best. Investment houses will always tell you its a great time to buy, what I want to see is a time when once and for all one of them will go on the record and say ‘folks, now is a lousy time to buy’. Whatever magical perma-happy pills they are on need to be more widely dispensed especially to skeptics like me. Anyways, all this lunacy still adds up to a stronger Yen.

People who say the markets are not in big trouble (at least if you want …

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