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Apr 05 2024

First BoJ Rate Hike In 17 Years—Not So Virtuous After All

  • Apr 5, 2024

To gauge how much faith we should have in this “virtuous” cycle, we examine the macro context in terms of the business cycle, the Yen, interest rates, and inflation. Ultimately, inflation holds the key to bond yields, as the main difference between pre- and post-1990 rate hikes boils down to inflation—which is also the key determinant of how far the BoJ can go in this tightening cycle.


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About The Author

Chun Wang / Sr. Research Analyst & Co-Portfolio Manager