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Japan’s Export Portfolio

The trade turnover between Japan and China is a major driving force in the economic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region. As the two largest economies in Asia, their ties significantly impact each other’s financial well-being and the regional economy as a whole. Japan predominantly exports high-tech goods, such as electronics and chips, to China and other Asian nations, bolstering its own economy by fostering technological advancement, job opportunities, and GDP growth. Recent Japanese export data from March 2024 highlights a significant increase in revenue from supplying chip production equipment to China, soaring by 82.4%.

Japan's Export Portfolio

In particular, the export of Japanese microchips and semiconductors, produced by companies like Toshiba, Sony, and Renesas, is a key aspect of this trade dynamic. Japan’s reputation for quality and precision in electronics stems from strict production standards, continuous research and development, and a culture of constant improvement known as kaizen. Exports of all goods and services from Japan to China saw a robust increase of 12.6% reaching $11.3 billion in March. This positive trend has been maintained for the fourth consecutive month. Japan’s exports to other Asian countries collectively grew by 6.6%, while exports to the United States experienced an 8.5% rise. However, exports to Europe saw a more modest increase of 3%. Overall, these March figures, as reported by the Japanese Ministry of Finance, resulted in a foreign trade surplus, with Japan’s export revenue climbing by 7.3% year-on-year to $61 billion. 

For Japan, trade ties with China are not only essential due to the size of the Chinese market but also because of the numerous export opportunities it presents. Geographical proximity and longstanding cooperation further solidify China as Japan’s preferred trading partner. Beyond electronics, Japan exports automobiles, machinery, chemicals, medical equipment, and various industrial components to China and neighboring countries, supported by government policies promoting innovation and a robust education system.

Japan’s strategic choices in export destinations and import sources, particularly focusing on Asian countries and minimizing reliance on Europe and the United States, are influenced by multiple factors. These include historical economic and cultural ties with neighboring Asian nations, the pursuit of opportunities to integrate into regional value chains, and leveraging geographical advantages. Additionally, close collaboration with China holds the potential to enhance the international standing of the Japanese yen. Increased bilateral trade can spur demand for the yen, bolstering its role as a significant global reserve currency over the long term.

Throughout 2024, the USDJPY performed favorably, reflecting the positive trade dynamics between Japan and its partners. Even minor fluctuations in prices were closely monitored using tools like the free bar replay, shedding light on how external factors influence currency movements.

While actual exports from Japan to China and the United States saw modest increases of 0.9% and 1.8%, respectively, analysts attribute the restrained growth in Japanese exports to these regions to high refinancing rates. They suggest that only with higher prices can more substantial export growth be achieved. Importantly, energy prices play a significant role in determining Japan’s import patterns. In March 2024, export prices from Japan rose by 8.5% year-on-year, while import prices increased by 1.4%, with a notable decline of 6.9% in the energy segment.

Japan’s trade partnership with China holds immense significance for both nations’ economic strategies. This collaboration fosters industry strengthening, technological advancement, and increased interdependence, laying a sturdy foundation for stability and growth in the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.


AMC Entertainment Stock Now Closes The Week Up +10%

AMC Entertainment stock now closes the week up +10% after hitting new record lows — shares continue to fight for the $4 range.

Despite the stock being on a significant downturn this year, market signal are pointing towards a possible reversal.

If price is able to bounce from the $4.30 range, then the stock has a strong probability of continuing its short-term uptrend.

A break below this range may result in AMC Entertainment stock retesting support at $4.21.

Conversely, a break above $4.40 will test buyers’ strength in the $4.50 range.

Market News Today - AMC Entertainment Stock Now Closes The Week Up +10%.
Market News Today – AMC Entertainment Stock Now Closes The Week Up +10%.

CEO Adam Aron blames the pandemic for the company’s current stock price.

“So painful: 4 years after Covid the industrywide box office is still ludicrously anemic & AMC stock has slid to $4.48,” the CEO posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“Difficult to think about anything other than guiding AMC back in these challenging times.”

A week later the CEO said in a tweet that the actors/writers strikes are to blame for the slower 2024 box office.

“Media scoffed at my Embiid tweet, but it’s all true.

AMC’s share price is so frustrating.

The 2023 actors/writers strikes have ruined the early 2024 box office.

Almost all I think about is rebuilding AMC.”

The cinema company will report its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, February 28th.

Analysts expect AMC to revert back to unprofitability with a GAAP EPS loss of 64 cents.

However, the company has a knack at beating Wall Street expectations and for surprising legacy media.

Based on 7 Wall Street analysts offering 12 month price targets for AMC Entertainment in the last 3 months, the average price target is $7.75 with a high forecast of $12.00 and a low forecast of $5.00, per TipRanks.

The average price target represents a 90.42% change from the price of $4.07.

AMC Entertainment stock is trading at $4.38 at the time of this publication.

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How To Trade Options in the Market With a 9-5

Options Trading for beginners
Are you ready to trade options? Here’s what you need to know first.

There are many ways to earn money outside a 9-5 but multiplying your money at will through the market provides you with another type of freedom.

If you’re like me, you probably hold traditional long-term stocks, some crypto, but have also been interested or curious about options trading.

Options trading seemed intimidating to me a year ago.

But after many months on and off of researching it, I’ve finally decided to apply the knowledge I’ve gained.

And it’s changing everything very quickly (options trading course on Patreon).

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Why options trading?

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Options trading allows you to make money at will, no matter if the price of a stock is on an upwards or downwards trend.

Differentiating calls vs puts is going to help you identify which strategy will best suit you as a trader.

While some traders use one or the other, many traders also use both strategies in different plays.

Trading options isn’t as risky as most people might initially think it is.

For starters, buying a call or put option means you can only lose what you invest in.

Another pro to trading options is you can earn money every day, or every week if your margin account has less than $25,000.

New options traders will find you do not need a lot of money to begin trading options.

To get started, you’ll need to open an options trading account and you can fund it with a few hundred dollars or less for starters when learning how to trade.

Reason why you shouldn’t limit yourself to a 9-5

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Options trading for beginners.

A 9-5 might feel like you have some sense of security, but the reality is a 9-5 is never truly 100% secured.

Learning new skills will allow you to increase your income outside your 9-5 without having to take the risks of entrepreneurship.

Two of my startups failed while I was employed, the third one wasn’t scalable, and finally my first real business has been growing since 2020.

But even then, I knew that I didn’t just want to earn money per project.

I asked myself, “how can I earn money on a regular basis?”

That’s when I began to study options trading before actually committing to making my first trade.

The hardest part for me was taking action after I had digested the knowledge on how to make my first trade.

But let me tell you, once I made my first trade, I got a rush.

Because I wanted to do it for so long and I was finally doing it.

I had a strategy in mind I always thought of using and I finally began putting it to work.

I made gains on my first trade, gains on my second, and lost a little on my third.

But by my sixth trade, I was up 10.57%.

If you’re a long-term investor you’re lucky to see these gains by the end of the year.

Here’s why these gains were so important

If you’re thinking to yourself, what’s so significant about +10%?

Well, you’re missing the macro vision here.

Think about how often you get a raise at work, are you even in a position to get a raise at work?

Imagine you getting paid 10% more one day at work, that be great wouldn’t it be?

Now let’s break down how much 10% is when comparing it to a few different brackets when trading options.

10% gains on $200 is $20 more per day / additional $600 per month

10% gains on $500 is $50 more per day / additional $1,500 per month

And 10% gains on $1,000 is $100 more per day / additional $3,000 per month

Now that’s a lot better, right?

If you are able to make $1 trading options then you can make $10 trading options and $100, and so on.

And while not every trade will be a 10% gain day, some will be bigger days and some less.

This is where strategy and due diligence will play a big part in your success rate.

How to prepare for options trading

options trading for beginners.
Options trading for beginners.

Read the differences between calls vs puts.

I break down the differences in this article and make it very easy for beginners to understand how they work.

Call options are bullish bets a stock will go up while put options are a bearish bet a stock will go down.

You will also want to familiarize yourself with the meanings of OTM (out the money), ITM (in the money), and ATM (at the money), also explained in this same article.

And lastly, you will need to use a broker that allows you to trade options.

Webull has to be the best platform to trade options as it has one of the easiest navigation layouts in the game.

NOTE: you will need to open a margin account and not a cash account to trade options with Webull.

If you’re part of the community newsletter, you received an email regarding a new 3-part video options trading series I have coming very soon.

I’ve completed Part 1 and Part 2 already and will be publishing a video on my personal day-trading strategy in August as Part 3.

I show you the basics; how to buy a ‘call’ option and ‘put’ option step-by-step during a real-life trade.

I will wrap up the third video with the trading strategies that I personally use that no one else is talking about.

Some of you caught the clip I posted on my IG story this morning on calls that printed from CEI.

This 3-part video series will be made available in our private community if you’re interested in learning more about trading options.

Here’s what happens when you trade options

Options Trader - FrankNez
Options trading for beginners.
  1. You gain control of your finances
  2. A confidence emerges that was previously dormant
  3. You unlock the ability to multiply your money at will

Something clicks when you realize that you can literally turn money into more money without relying on an employer.

Those of you reading this who already trade options know exactly what I mean.

By the end of my course, most of you will be able to wake up every morning and make a trade that will yield gains.

Join our private community here to be part of this experience.

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