Sunday, September 2, 2012

2/9/2012: Gun, no bullets, a charging bear

Via an excellent recent post on the SoberLook, here's a chart showing a Central Bank with no ammunition left to fire at the charging bear:

The chart plots the rapid rise of monetary base in Japan courtesy of BOJ.

And as to the portrait of the bear (via same post):

The above plots Japan's GDP y/y changes. Here's the point - in 20 years between 1995 and 2014 there will be not a single 5 year period in which Japan did not have a recession. Not a single one.

Now, recall that 'we will do everything necessary to rescue euro and, believe me, it will be enough' statement from Mr Draghi... BOJ needless to say tried the same... it has been working marvels for Japan's economy, albeit the yen is still there.

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