Japan has been in a continued recession for the past 20 years.
The deficit levels of the Japan government are among the highest of the developed countries, and expected to increase in the coming years.
This is not good news for Japan. As the rating decreases, the extra premium paid to borrow money goes up. So, a 3% cost of borrow might increase to 4%.
Anyway, this is something to watch as the United States deficit to GDP is increasing rapidly.
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If you look back at my 3rd Quarter Preview (here) I mentioned I forecast the 3rd quarter would be up. That’s proving to be a great move (if I do say so myself).
But what makes me nervous?
This article sums up a lot of my feelings.
Does that mean I’m bearish for the 4th Quarter?
I guess you’ll have to wait until my 4th Quarter preview in a couple of weeks to find out.
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