Anyone who has stuck their hand into a disorganized toolbox knows that the odds of getting a cut, pinched or punctured finger are high. The same is true for financial professionals looking for something to shape the vast pools of more-or-less structured data available to them.
A rising tide lifts some (Japanese) boats: The Bank of Japan’s ETF purchases and their impact on market signals for individual stocks
The Bank of Japan has been the pace-setter among central banks when it comes to purchasing non-government financial securities. It was the first central bank to officially declare that it was buying exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Japan Real Estate Investment trusts (J-REITs).