An interesting article appeared at Zero Hedge in which Goldman Sachs is predicting the Japanese Yen to collapse within the next 12 months. Of course, other than being one of the most corrupt financial institutions in existence probably outside of HSBC Bank, the Goldman Sachs forecast here published by Zero Hedge is probably designed to profit off any collapse of the Yen. The other thing here to pay attention to is that this is being put out by the alleged elitist economist Paul Krugman who has gotten so many things wrong on his “forecasting” it is really a wonder anyone with any integrity even listens to Krugman anymore.
Source: Zero Hedge
Why Goldman Expects The Japanese Yen To Collapse Within 12 Months
by Tyler Durden
April 24, 2016
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Forget the G-20 agreement on no “competitive devaluations” – the full court press on the Bank of Japan to engage in the next round of aggressive currency devaluation is on, just three months after Kuroda unveiled Japan’s first negative interest rate.
Recall that it was Goldman who not only brought forward its forecast for a first rate hike from July to April and first suggested earlier this week that it is time for the Bank of Japan to forget about caution and to more than double its purchases of equities in the form of ETFs (and which the BOJ already owns a majority of all available securities) as doing either more NIRP and more QE may no longer have a favorable outcome:
… we think the BOJ is most likely to ease mainly via the qualitative measure, with increasing ETF purchasing the central pillar, with a view to improving business confidence. We think the market is already factoring in an increase in annual purchasing from ¥3.3 tn to ¥5-6 tn, and we thus think the BOJ may look to slightly more than double its current figure to around ¥7 tn.
This pushed both the USDJPY and the S&P off their overnight lows when it was first floated in the early morning of April 20.
Please go to Zero Hedge to read the entire article.