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John Thomas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry with honors and a minor in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) in 1974. He moved to Tokyo, Japan where he was employed by a medium-sized Japanese securities house. Thomas became fluent in Japanese... More
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  • How the Japanese See Our Depression. 0 comments
    Jun 3, 2009 1:06 PM | about stocks: JEQ, AAXJ, DNL, JPSWF

    Every night the evening news in Japan refers to the “Great American Depression”. Do they know something we don’t? I hear largely inaccurate comparisons to our current economic debacle to Japan’s lost decade on an almost daily basis. But there is one thing both have in common. Nobody believes for a second the securities the banks own are worth what they say they are worth. That’s what bank hoarding of capital is telling you. The question here remains, how quickly can the banks be forced to face the music?

    Stocks: JEQ, AAXJ, DNL, JPSWF
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