Chart of the Week:US vs. Japan: Post Bubble Comparison

Monday, April 26, 2004 | 01:37 PM

A post bubble comparison between the CPI and Central Bank set Discount Rates vis a vis the United States and Japan.

US vs. Japan: Post Bubble Comparison
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Source: Jim Stack, Investech Research

Japan has had several false starts, based upon their CPI rallying and failing. Whether the US is similarly situated is at present unknown.


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Interesting chart. What I find most interesting is that while it took the BOJ five years to go from raising to the high of 6% to lowering to 1%, the FED went from raising to a low (?) of 1% in something like 20 months. Kind of a different response to a bubble pop, eh?

Posted by: Pete Harrigan | Apr 26, 2004 2:05:23 PM

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