Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Uh-Oh Of The Day

Kyle Bass is pessimistic about Japan.

Convincingly pessimistic.

Fortunately, his doomsday scenario won't come to pass until private entities start dumping Japanes bonds (JGBs).

Uh oh.
Japan’s public pension fund, the world’s largest, said it has been selling domestic government bonds as the number of people eligible for retirement payments increases.

“Payouts are getting bigger than insurance revenue, so we need to sell Japanese government bonds to raise cash,” said Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, which oversees 113.6 trillion yen ($1.45 trillion). “To boost returns, we may have to consider investing in new assets beyond conventional ones,” he said in an interview in Tokyo yesterday.

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