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BoJ in “Targeting The Forecast” Shock

Every three months the Bank of Japan publishes their forecasts for inflation, including the range and the median of board members’ individual forecasts.  Here is how the median forecast of CPI ex indirect taxes has changed over the last three meetings, looking at the forecast for Fiscal Year 2014:

Forecast date CPI ex
indirect taxes
October 2012 + 0.8%
January 2013 + 0.9%
April 2013 + 1.4%

And as of today’s meeting in April 2013, the median of the board members’ forecasts for CPI ex indirect taxes looking two years forward to fiscal year 2015 is… drumroll…

+ 1.9%


I’d call that targeting the forecast, so great job so far, Kuroda and Abe.  Now hold that forecast steady and do not hesitate to print, print, and print some more, until even Richard Koo “believes the lies“.

Categories: Japan
  1. James in London
    May 11, 2013 at 08:46

    Page 2 of Saturday’s FT today, 11th May. Chris Giles’ “gets it”.

  2. James in London
    May 11, 2013 at 08:48
    • May 11, 2013 at 09:35

      That M&G note is really good, nice work!

  1. May 21, 2013 at 17:40

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