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ZERO HEDGE writes:

Exactly one week ago, when quantifying the dizzying cost of the BOJ’s defense of its Yield Curve Control policy (at the expense of the collapsing yen), Deutsche Bank’s George Saravelos calculated that the “the BOJ printer is on overdrive”, and if the current pace of buying persists, the bank will have bought approximately 10 trillion yen in June. To put that number in context, it is roughly equivalent to the Fed doing more than $300bn of QE per month when adjusting for GDP.


Somewhat redundantly, the DB strategist said that this is a “truly extreme” level of money printing given that every other central bank in the world is tightening policy and is one of the reasons why he has been bearish on the yen. And as so many have argued, “currency intervention in this environment is simply not credible given it is the BoJ itself that is the cause of yen weakness.”

More broadly, Saravelos echoes what we said in our preview of the end of MMT, writing that he worries that “the currency and Japanese financial markets are in the process of losing any sort of fundamental-based valuation anchor” and, as a result, “we will soon enter a phase where dramatic and unpredictable non-linearities in Japanese financial markets would kick in.”

He was proven right the very next day, when not an insigificant part of Japan’s bond market imploded as the central bank battles to keep control of its policy goals as some of the largest hedge funds in the world pile on billions in bets that the BOJ is about to lose control, in a repeat of Soros’ dramatic crusade against the BOE (which the billionaire democrat ended up winning, and affording him the wealth to be the US government’s shadow puppetmaster to this day)…

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As risk-off dominates the headlines, now you may want to read this: “Futures, cryptos surge as dip buying turns into “nasty squeeze”“.

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