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Profit recovery from pandemic to keep Tokyo stocks on uptrend in 2022

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By Toma Mochizuki

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But not a word about passing any of it on to the workers? Who actually do the work.

Nikkei Stock Average to rise to as high as 34,000, a level not seen since March 1990 and an 18 percent rise from the closing level on Dec 30, the final trading day of 2021 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The downside is expected to hold firm around 26,000.

An 18% pay rise for workers would be a fair as the share holders get 18% for going nothing.

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great. positive news. cut the people some slack with the groundhog day mindless plague negativity

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...as a continued rebound in corporate earnings will likely offset lingering concerns over global inflation...

Well it won't offset concerns over inflation by everyone who lives here and does not own stock (ie almost everyone). Inflation means an effective pay cut for the masses whose incomes do not go up. Meanwhile 8-10% increases for the wealthy.

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I'm working on my portfolio asset allocations now. I'll be putting $$$ into my Nikkei fund on a monthly basis throughout the New Year, to supplement regular S&P500, global equity and REIT contributions.

Too bad about Softbank, though, which is the Nikkei's No. 3 component (!), and which was down nearly 40% this year! I'll be rejoicing the day that ridiculous and irresponsible company is dropped from this price-weighted index and Masayoshi Son does something productive, like retire and disappear.

Avoiding bonds and EMs.

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great. positive news.

What news? This is a prediction, which has a 50-50 chance of coming true. I wonder how much money the author has invested to pump the market.

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Funny photo. I assume whoever picked it thought "green" was good... But green is bad in Japanese market displays and red is good. Probably this person is not much of an investor, so the stock price is meaningless to them.

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Are these wombats counting their chickens before they hatch? The pandemic is not over yet and with Omicron being much more contageous than previous strains it's going to get worse before it gets better..

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So they want to pull the rug.

Nikkei will moon? Highly doubt that, with WAR (Russia - Ukraine, China - Taiwan) being around the corner, skyrocketing energy prices, lockdowns due to the virus, FED hiking interest rates will most likely see a downtrend from here.

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But not a word about passing any of it on to the workers? Who actually do the work.

Nikkei Stock Average to rise to as high as 34,000, a level not seen since March 1990 and an 18 percent rise from the closing level on Dec 30, the final trading day of 2021 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The downside is expected to hold firm around 26,000.

An 18% pay rise for workers would be a fair as the share holders get 18% for going nothing.

Cool, Maybe invest in the market and earn that 18% yourself.

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If Republicans retake the majority in the Senate, U.S. President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party "may struggle to pass legislation for the remainder of his term, dampening sentiment and lowering stocks," Sawada said.

On the contrary as an investor in the US I hope for such gridlock as it puts the politicians on a short leash and the rest of us that are the actual economy can go about out business.

The S&P 500 closed last year around record highs which supports this thesis, after the good Joe Manchin put the stops on trillions of dollars of extra spending and K. Sinema said no to tax rate hikes (as US tax revenues reached record highs).

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An 18% pay rise for workers would be a fair as the share holders get 18% for going nothing.

If Japanese stocks go down the the workers would get an 18% pay cut then too, right?

In my view, workers should become shareholders themselves if they want a cut of the profits, above the wages that they agree to work for. Change job if they want higher wages.

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We'll see what happens if the buffoon in charge raises investment taxes. Japanese people I know have already been talking about taking their money overseas.

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Strange pic to match with the story as green doesn’t mean an increase in value here in Japan, quite the opposite.

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Haven’t messed with the Nikkei in probably 20 years. Might keep an eye on it just to see it this article makes sense or not.

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