Japanese Stocks On The Move

When the Bank of Japan announced its $1.4 trillion stimulus to help boost the economy last Thursday, two things happened: the value of the Japanese Yen plummeted and the Nikkei 225 Index - Japan's version of the Dow Jones Industrial Average - shot up and continues to post massive gains. The Nikkei is up +9.9% over the last five trading days alone and is up +27% year-to-date. That's what happens when a country's central bank starts messing around with the markets, folks.

Japanese Stocks On The Move - nikkei225