Name These Two Markets

The following two charts represent the equity market performance of two rather well known nations in the last 6 months or so. One is a country  on the verge of cataclysmic currency devaluation and the other is in the middle of a catalcysmic currency devaluation. Of course, both would be at the top of every CNBC talking head’s list of buys since performance has been so great – so which would you prefer? As we celebrate USDJPY 100, Nikkei 14,500, and whatever else it is that we should be celebrating about the surging input costs for Japanese businesses – the lesson is clear for those who want to send their market soaring – crash your economy.

 

 

P.S. based on Bloomberg’s latest data, the Nikkei is opening at a P/E around 29x – that is all.

 

and USDJPY presses for 101…

 

Charts: Bloomberg

    

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