Brexit Vote Keeps Volatility High in Japan as Stocks Gain: Chart

Japan traders have been bracing for a rough ride leading up to the U.K. vote. Even as the Nikkei 225 has climbed 4.1 percent this week, a measure of volatility on the gauge has been trading at the highest levels since February. That may be because the Tokyo equities market is highly susceptible to bad news about the global economy, as the yen is seen as a haven currency.

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