Darius McDermott: Japan - a safe haven?

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Darius McDermott explores the merits of investing in Japan in his latest article for Professional Adviser

It's fair to say that from both an investing and political perspective Japan had a topsy-turvy 2021. Not only did Japanese equities fall 5% (at a time when global equities returned 23%), but we also saw change from a political perspective as Shinzo Abe's successor, Yoshihide Suga, lasted just one year in the role before Fumio Kishida took over in October. But things change quickly in the world of investing and, at a time when volatility is spiking, could Japan be a sensible diversifier, or even a possible safe haven, in such uncertain times? The first thing to point out is that Jap...

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