Now, the market is in panic but we will see it settle down after a while.
Japanese stocks surged for two straight days until Monday so (now the) market is pushed down by profit-taking (after) US shares declined.
Japanese stocks surged for two straight days till Monday, so today's market is pushed down by profit-taking pressure, and US shares declined while we were on holiday yesterday. The move is, thus, quite natural.
Panic selling seems to have started to calm down owing to progress in adjustments of huge long-margin positions and declines in margin calls.
Overall, the market performance is solid but on the other hand, concerns remain that trading volume has been low, with trading value staying at seven-month lows.
The data has given investors the impression that both wheels of Japanese business activity - consumption and the level of investment - are working in tandem.
Energy issues are stronger on higher oil prices.
A fall in US stocks was the impulse for the retreat.
One closely watched point is whether the year kicks off on a plus or a minus.
A rally in US shares (overnight) led the market here.
This is a reverse from the recent trend of a stronger yen, which had been a concern. I think the stock market is feeling some relief.
Although the numbers aren't strong ... they don't appear to be a factor on the market at the moment.
There's concern about overheating ... After touching the goal of 16,000, it's now easy for investors to cash in their winnings.
It's hard to tell at this point if the Nikkei has reached a target or if it will climb higher.
Everyone pretty much wants to see tomorrow's outcome from the meeting.
It's definitely having an effect .... Foreigners are likely worried about the Bank of Japan eventually ending its super-easy monetary policy. Also some companies did down downgrade their profit forecasts and there are those investors who now see Japanese stocks as overvalued.
Investors sometimes go after these leading firms when there are concerns about higher interest rates. In a sense, these are stocks with staying power.... On top of that, their earnings have been good.
The unemployment data confirmed the recovery of the Japanese economy.
The GDP data was, indeed, stronger than the market consensus and that is generally good news for the market.