Japanese stocks have already been outperforming global markets since September. The trend most probably will continue this year as the monetary and fiscal policy backdrop is “quite market-friendly” for Japanese stocks. According to Bloomberg data, Japanese companies are beating analysts’ earnings expectations by the widest margin in almost three years, adding to the appeal of local japan stocks when brokers are expecting a return of foreign investors. According to Bloomberg data, TSE 2 Tokyo Stock Exchange Topix 2nd sector index with+13.27% is the 5th best performing market in Asia year-to-date, at a time when Japan stocks are out-performing US equities. Increasingly global investors focus on the narrative that when the global economy keeps recovering, Japanese stocks might offer more reward than US stocks would.
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