Let them eat cake.
When it was stated here on Friday that "it does not appear that Ms. Watanabe will be buying as many JGBs as was originally hoped for" it was not a joke. In Japan, private participation in the financial markets is a big deal, a big part of their market. That's why Abenomics is not working, because, like QE, it merely pushes up the price of assets yet provides no real prosperity.
But Japanese financial institutions plan to remedy that.
Women Courted With Cakes as Japan Seeks Stock Buyers
The article is a bizarre example of desperation by central planners that illustrates -- socionomically -- just how late in the sugar high the world truly is. The cake is kind of a sick joke.
But the desperation doesn't stop there. Now the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund may be ready to sweeten Abenomics. The Fund is predicted to provide as much as $200 billion in foreign asset purchases in order to weaken the yen.
GPIF’s $200 Billion Bombshell to Aid Abe Inflation: Japan Credit
Somewhere on CNBC someone will say it's supportive of the stock markets.
Japan continues to be the biggest potential for disruption with ripple effects everywhere. It is important to keep an eye on it.
Two very important events to keep an eye on this week are the ECB's rate decision on Thursday and Friday's NFP number. The wave structure looks very close to completion of at least a third wave in the ending diagonal shown here:
There is even a small chance that it is close to completing the fifth wave. In either case, a pullback could appear at any time, regardless of news.
Friday's A/D reading closed at a weak 1:1. With the 1925-area Fib target so close by, inverted A/Ds today or tomorrow could provide a reliable sell signal.