There are good growth prospects in the provinces. They are likely to get the higher demand going forward.
It's really difficult to buy technology shares without any real signs of a turnaround in prices, which everyone has been expecting for some time now.
Investors are reassured zero interest rates will continue for some time, and given Japan's strengthening economic growth, companies stand to profit.
Earnings expectations have been a bit high and, given the disappointments in the U.S., those expectations have been toned down. That's going to help keep the market weak.
The price AIG is willing to pay suggests expected property values in the area have been too low and developers' assets are worth more. With deflation in Japan finally at an end, property stocks look like a buy.
The price AIG is willing to pay suggests that expected property values in the area have been too low and developers' assets are worth more. With deflation in Japan finally at an end, property stocks look like a buy.
With lower oil prices and the services report coming in better than expected, optimism about exporters is spreading and helping to boost their shares.
It's a weak market like this, it's easy to take negative news to sell, such as with the banks today.
The news on U.S. Steel has prompted some buying of steelmakers. You cannot completely rule out the possibility of takeovers of Japanese companies.
Strong demand for digital consumer electronics such as flat panels and mobile phones is helping to make people optimistic about technology stocks.
We're wary of chip-equipment stocks because we have been looking for a drop-off in demand for some time now.
Profit-taking is continuing for bank stocks and others as we await earnings results. Without any reasons to buy and no direction identified, the market may drop further.