How Japan Rigs Its Stock Market: BOJ Plus State Pension Fund Now Owns 37 Trillion Yen Of Equities

By Nikkei TOKYO — The Bank of Japan is emerging as the nation’s second-largest stock investor, with its portfolio topping 10 trillion yen ($82.7 billion) in market value this month. When it launched quantitative and qualitative easing back in April 2013, the BOJ decided to purchase an annual 1 trillion yen in exchange-traded funds linked […]
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