Japan and Venezuela have enjoyed massive gains in their respective stock markets over the last year. Venezuela's IBVC Index is up over 30% year-to-date while Japan's Nikkei 225 is up almost 20%. Comparatively, the S&P 500 is up a little over 9.0%. These two countries have seen their the value of the Japanese Yen and Venezuelan Bolívar drop considerably since last year. Debauched currency = rising stock market.