Local investors hold key in Japan, says Goldman

Japanese retail investors entered local stock markets in droves last month. Will the trend continue?

Local investors hold key in Japan, says Goldman
Shinzo Abe

Japanese retail investors finally appear to be buying into the domestic stock story nearly a year after Shinzo Abe's government began trying to jump start the economy.

Retail investors pumped $14 billion into local stock markets in January, the highest monthly amount in three decades, Goldman Sachs chief Japan strategist Kathy Matsui said Wednesday, citing Tokyo Stock Exchange data.

It’s a phenomenal amount in such a short period to put it in...

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