Japanese stocks may extend gains as a cluster of technical indicators signal a continuing rebound in the worst-performing equity market in the developed world this quarter, according to Tachibana Securities Co.
Japan’s Topix index rose for a second day, posting its highest close in more than four months, as the yen held losses and investors awaited a Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy. Brokerages led gains.
Nissan Motor Co., the biggest Japanese automaker by sales in China, said deliveries in the country have been affected as it cut back on marketing events in the wake of violent anti-Japan demonstrations last month.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average may climb to 10,000 as early as this week after its 25-day moving average entered a sustained rising trend for the first time since the end of April, according to technical analysis by Tachibana Securities Co.
Japanese stocks fell for the first time in three days as engineers struggled to connect power to a crippled nuclear reactor and Tokyo officials advised against giving tap water to infants after finding traces of radioactive iodine.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s proposal to split electricity monopolies into generation and distribution companies as part of his plan to wean Japan from nuclear energy may be opposed by utilities as the nation faces power shortages.