Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average has fallen about 12 percent since an earthquake and tsunami ripped the country on March 11. American investors should consider putting some capital to work there, timing their entry carefully.
Listening to both Republicans and Democrats spout off these days, it sounds like austerity is the new patriotism. Both parties vow to cut federal spending. Republicans, urged on by their Tea Party wing, say deficit reduction is their top priority.