Japanese industrial production and unemployment

First Quarter Ends with a Holiday and Released Japanese Data

March 30, 2018

Numerous markets around the world are closed for Good Friday/Easter, and many of these will not open again until Tuesday. The Jewish celebration of Passover begins tonight as well. The Japanese Nikkei ended the quarter with a 1.4% advance but still lost 5.8% for the quarter. Share price gains in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand […] More

Monday Night Massacre, Lots of Released Data, and a BOJ Meeting

January 31, 2017

President Trump sacked Acting Attorney General Sally Yates late last night, who had refused to enforce his selective immigration ban, and replaced her with Dana Boente. The firing stirred recollections of Nixon firing of Eliot Richardson and Bill Ruckelshaus when they wouldn’t fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox in October 1973. In other U.S. political […] More

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