Japanese Stock Price Swings Are Wildest Since 2011 Quake: Chart

Stomach-churning moves in Japanese stocks have sent a gauge of volatility to the highest level since the March 2011 earthquake. The Topix index jumped as much as 5.5 percent in early Monday trading after falling more than 5 percent on two days last week. Speculation the shrinking economy will spur more monetary stimulus was the trigger for today’s gain, after a surging yen weighed on stocks last week.

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