Tokyo stocks have reacted with way more volatility to the news from Washington when have US stocks, and have the potential for more profit.
Positive retail sales and unemployment numbers stem the overnight rout -- for now.
The Japanese bank is getting near an attractive point for an entry, again.
A reversal of the carry trade buoys precious metals for the first time since last summer.
The tranquility has been broken as turmoil in the bond market and another batch of weak economic reports rattle complacent investors.
Stocks are a bit lower this afternoon but well off their earlier lows.
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